K12 Headlines

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

In the first year of using Zonar V2J, a high definition GPS and real-time vehicle diagnostics device , the district reported a savings of 6,102 gallons of fuel, or $19,560 due to idle time reductions and improved route management.

12/16/2011

A lot can happen in four years. Just ask Berkeley school superintendent Bill Huyett who recently announced his retirement after 38 years in education.

12/16/2011

Chicago Public Schools is floating a plan to phase out one of its most popular magnet schools.

12/16/2011

Many families view K-12 online schools with skepticism.

12/16/2011

A coalition that includes a Fortune 500 company, labor unions and nonprofit foundations outlined plans Thursday to spend the next five years focused on rescuing a rural West Virginia school district, one of the country's most downtrodden.

12/16/2011

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools recently released a report saying that more than 2 million children are enrolled in public schools this year. The nonprofit resource for charter schools said that more than 500 charter schools opened their doors across the country in the 2011-12 school year.

12/16/2011

School districts throughout California are scrambling to cover the elimination of $248 million in funding for school buses starting next month, with the state's largest district filing a lawsuit to block the cuts and others saying they'll have to use reserves in order to keep transportation service.

12/16/2011

Almost half of U.S. public schools are labeled failing under the federal No Child Left Behind law, compared with the 80 percent estimate President Barack Obama’s administration cited as a rationale for changing its mandates, a study found.

12/16/2011

The former Seattle Public Schools employee at the center of a criminal investigation into a contracting scandal has pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges filed against him.

12/16/2011

Like a lot of 17-year-old boys, high school for Tres Whitlock isn't just about what happens in the classroom. It's also about girls. Tres has cerebral palsy. He can't walk... or speak. But like any embarrassed teenager, he laughs.

12/16/2011

Board members at Fort Wayne Community Schools have found a crafty way of preventing charter schools from moving in on their territory, despite new laws designed to help the schools acquire underutilized public school buildings.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

New York is moving forward with a plan to build a database to track the academic lives of students statewide, restarting a process halted by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli over privacy concerns.

12/15/2011

Three of the four applications to open new charter schools in Trenton next year have been rejected by the state Department of Education, while the fourth, the proposed Trenton Prep Charter School, has progressed to a second round of review.

12/15/2011

Pearson has released an award-winning collection of apps designed to help students make the connection between learning and fun, while reinforcing their knowledge of history, geography, economics and civics.

12/15/2011

Cigarette and alcohol use among teens is at the lowest level in decades, but marijuana use is on the rise, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

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