K12 Headlines

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

State Education Commissioner John King announced Wednesday that funding has been restored to five school districts, including Poughkeepsie.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Ohio schools wouldn’t be judged by whether all students pass state tests if federal officials grant the state’s request for freedom from the No Child Left Behind Act.

2/22/2012

A new bill in the Mississippi Senate would let students cross district lines to attend charter schools.

2/22/2012

It’s a little early — OK, more than a little — to draw conclusions on just how OS X Mountain Lion from Apple might impact schools that use Macs.

2/22/2012

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

2/22/2012

Bus routes have been cut, summer school eliminated, teachers have lost jobs and taxes have risen.

2/22/2012

Not everyone loves the policies — or the commercials — but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s emphasis on healthier living habits seems to have had some impact on New Yorkers, who now have a life expectancy of 80.6 years compared with 78.2 years for the United States as a whole.

2/22/2012

Wake County schools Superintendent Tony Tata has apologized to two school board members following an email exchange in which he accused them of supporting a community group that attacked his truthfulness last week.

2/22/2012

eScholar has expanded its role in capturing data as changing regulations and federally funded programs, including Race to the Top and NCLB, have state education agencies upgrading their data infrastructure and analysis capabilities. 

2/22/2012

Extron Electronics has launched a new Web site that makes it easy for K12 educators and administrators to find information on Extron classroom AV products and technologies. 

2/22/2012

netTrekker announced that it has re-launched as Knovation. The new entity reflects a transformation of the company’s strategic growth plan and ongoing endeavor to create breakthrough digital content solutions for K12 education. 

2/22/2012

Discovery Education named Tanya Van Court senior vice president of partner marketing, where she is charged with overseeing the development of consumer-facing programs and district-led initiatives to support educators in their transition to digital learning environments.

2/22/2012

Forget watching the clock, chewing gum, or slouching. At the Noble Network of Charter Schools' 10 Chicago campuses students are on their best behavior-- otherwise it will cost them.

"Students tell us by and large they don't like the whole system as most teenagers would, but the proof is in the pudding," said Michael Milkie, CEO and superintendant of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.

2/22/2012

Schools would be required to teach about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 under a bill that passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday.

2/21/2012

2/21/2012

Userful Corporation has released the next generation of it's Userful MultiSeat solution which turns one Linux computer into multiple high performance independent computer stations using the HP t200 thin client.

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