K12 Headlines

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

GlobalScholar recently announced that the Department of Education has accepted Performance Series as an approved test for schools applying for the Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Schools will be able to begin using Performance Series for the upcoming Blue Ribbon Schools application period, which opens in November.

11/2/2011

A popular after school program for children of working families known as New Jersey After 3, which had planned to shutter due to a loss of state funding, will continue its work through a new partnership with the state Department of Education, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.

11/2/2011

Shrimp ceviche with tostones and avocado. Sweet-and-sour wonton pockets. Pumpkin pot de crème with ginger biscotti.

That’s a small sampling of the menu planned for a fundraiser Tuesday, when South Florida celebrity chefs like Michelle Bernstein and Douglas Rodriguez joins culinary students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

11/2/2011

Wausau (Wis.) School District officials expect to receive about $1.7 million in federal grant money to help enhance the district's physical education and health programs.

11/2/2011

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has asked the Kansas City school board to consider giving up control of the district Jan. 1.

11/2/2011

Selling out, cashing in and calling it a day seems to be many startup founders' dream these days. And in a shaky market, who can really blame them?

11/2/2011

More than 100 city librarians, community members and other Chicago Public Library supporters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office in City Hall for a protest and story time in response to Emanuel's proposed cuts to library hours and staffing Monday morning.

11/2/2011

In a test of whether recession-scarred voters have any stomach for new taxes, Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to drum up nearly $3 billion for education by temporarily increasing state income and sales and use taxes.

11/2/2011

New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.

11/2/2011

Education is in "crisis". That's the message that was conveyed Thursday by education historian Diane Ravitch in a Distinguished Lecture Series appearance at William Paterson University.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

11/1/2011

A new report reveals that most US schools are testing tablet devices, with the aim of having more tablets per students than computers by 2016.

11/1/2011

Independent research recently confirmed that 422 Title 1 schools significantly and consistently outperformed their non-Title 1 peers, experiencing dramatically higher gains in test scores than any other schools. The achievements were thanks to many factors, including talented teachers, passionate administrators, and students who had a desire to learn. But there was only one common denominator: On-demand professional development with PD 360.

11/1/2011

Archipelago Learning Inc. announced it ranked 196th on the Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Archipelago Learning grew 483 percent during the five-year period from 2006-2010.

11/1/2011

Sublime Learning is offering ongoing support for the Special Education Department of Philadelphia City School District. With eTeachables libraries, Sublime brings Philadelphia's special education department easy to use, online professional development videos that focus on integrating software and hardware already available in the district.

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