K12 Headlines

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

No actual bees were harmed yesterday when Michelle Rhee appeared at the Minneapolis Convention Center yesterday, but a number of hornets’ nests got thwacked wide open.

11/17/2011

Portland, Oregon based Stand for Children Leadership Center (Stand) and New York City-based Education Equality Project (EEP) announce that they have permanently joined forces and are integrating their work to improve public schools and close the pervasive achievement gap that exists in too many American communities.

11/17/2011

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and National Center of Education and the Economy President Marc Tucker painted a bleak picture of America's future at a promotional event in Washington, D.C., yesterday.

11/17/2011

Says plan consistent with Obama's national education efforts.

11/17/2011

Educators from across the U.S., Canada and the world converged in Indianapolis last week for the first-ever authorspeak, a gathering of 96 authors presenting their latest research and work as it relates to education’s top challenges.

11/17/2011

The Obama administration and some members of Congress have found a new battleground: school lunchrooms.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

A sea of iPads were swarming through the bleacher's at Forreston High School on Monday.  The school district gave the iPad 2 to five hundred students, from sixth through 12th grade.

11/16/2011

Safari Books Online announced that it will expand its offering of titles from independent publisher Berrett-Koehler in its online digital library. These additions push the number of books and videos available on Safari Books Online to more than 17,000.

 

11/16/2011

CTB/McGraw-Hill announced the creation of a Publishing Advisory Board that will guide the company as it works to develop assessments that reflect the goals of the new Common Core State Standards.

11/16/2011

ParentLink announced the release of TruSend, its new set of email tools for users of the ParentLink communication platform. TruSend gives schools additional tools that improve the quality of the appearance, delivery and management of email messages.

11/16/2011

Tutor.com announced that students can connect to a tutor for a live, high quality learning session from any Android, iOS and other mobile devices with the introduction of the HTML5 Online Classroom. Students who use an iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone can continue to use Tutor.com To Go, a free app for all Tutor.com account-holders.

11/16/2011
Education in Kansas has seen a variety of changes, formats, and emphasis since the days when the 3 Rs were enough for success in life.  Reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic alone cannot prepare our children for success in times of mobile and transient populations, constant change, and global competition.
11/16/2011

A funny thing happened on the way to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the sweeping school-reform law better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB): The debate over reauthorization has spawned a political alliance between the tea party and the teachers unions.

11/16/2011

The achievement gap between Hawaii's public school special education students and their peers is wider than the national average, partially because they are isolated more than they should be, an evaluation agency reported this week.

11/16/2011

A budget override to pay for computers, software and classroom tools in the Kyrene School District has passed, and community members and school officials are relieved to have $6.8 million in funding secured for the next seven years.

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