K12 Headlines

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

Biyan Zhou wanted to major in engineering. Her mother and her academic adviser also wanted her to major in it, given the apparent career opportunities for engineers in a tough job market.

But during her sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Zhou switched her major from electrical and computer engineering to a double major in psychology and policy management. Workers who majored in psychology have median earnings that are $38,000 below those of computer engineering majors, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by Georgetown University.

11/10/2011

PLATO Learning announced Nov. 9 that it is acquiring Educational Options, Inc. (EdOptions™), an award-winning education technology firm based in Falls Church, Va., to enhance its comprehensive portfolio of education solutions.

11/10/2011

In a divided Washington, there's widespread agreement that the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law needs fixing. But finding a fix hasn't been easy.

11/10/2011

Chicago School Board members Wednesday agreed to give district leaders 2 1/2 years to figure out how to add daily physical education — and the up to 200 new gym teachers it would require — to the longer high school day expected to start next school year.

11/10/2011

After several years of budget cuts on the local level, representatives of Kansas' public music educators painted a bleak picture of the status of music education for members of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday.

11/10/2011

The Florida Department of Education is touting a report that highlights the charter school movement.

11/10/2011

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) announced the appointment of David Teeter to serve as Director of Policy for the non-profit organization, which provides policy advocacy, quality frameworks, conferences and assists with new models in the rapidly growing field of K-12 online and blended learning.

11/10/2011

ARCHOS tablets are designed with a teacher or a student lifestyle in mind: they’re thin, lightweight,and have been optimized to maximize battery life, making them much more portable than a laptop or netbook

11/10/2011

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has partnered with School Improvement Network to provide NAESP members with on-time, job-embedded professional development through PD 360.

11/10/2011

Broward's new school superintendent, Robert Runcie, spoke to more than 100 of the county's movers and shakers Tuesday night, telling them that he hopes to take the School District "from good to great."

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

One year after Chuck Follett, President and CEO of Follett Corporation, issued the $100,000 Follett Challenge to find the most innovative K12 school libraries, the six winners were unveiled and honored in a ceremony at the Minneapolis (Minn.) Convention Center.

11/9/2011

In order to assist educators with the implementation of the Common Core Standards and to assure that they are able to enact the Standards in as timely and seamless a manner as possible, School Improvement Network has developed www.CommonCore360.com, a free website devoted to providing a host of resources to educators in need of Common Core Standards training.

11/9/2011

Shmoop announces the launch of Test Prep for SAT Subject Test Biology E/M, designed for students who plan to major in or focus on the sciences in college. The SAT Biology Subject Test assesses students' understanding of the major concepts of biology, including ecology or molecular biology.

11/9/2011

Canon U.S.A., Inc. has introduced the LV-8235 Ultra-Short Throw (UST) Multimedia Projector. Capable of projecting an 80-inch picture from a distance of only 1.04 ft., the LV-8235 UST can sit on a table or be mounted horizontally or vertically on a wall, ceiling or floor for a variety of 3D or 2D display applications.

11/9/2011

President Obama continues his "we can't wait" campaign against Congress this morning, this time targeting lawmakers' failure to act on education issues by issuing executive changes governing the Head Start program.

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