K12 Headlines

10/25/2011

10/25/2011

Indianapolis Public Schools is taking aim at charter schools within its district borders, saying the schools have turned away homeless and disabled students.

10/25/2011

Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead.

10/25/2011

The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12.

10/24/2011

10/24/2011

A rare show of bipartisanship in a divided Congress produced a deal to fix an education law long considered flawed, until a single senator stalled progress.

10/24/2011

This month, College Confidential's mobile application exceeded 51,000 downloads since its launch eight months ago. College Confidential and its mobile app provide information that goes far beyond course offerings and enrollment statistics to help students find a school that best meets their needs, increase their chances of getting in and achieve success beyond admission.

10/24/2011

Pearson's automated identity management tool, CloudConnect, is now available for Google Apps for Education, a free suite of hosted email and collaboration applications for schools. For more than a year, schools have turned to CloudConnect to simplify and automate Microsoft Office 365 for education (Live@edu) account set-up and deletion.

10/24/2011

Epson introduced the Epson PowerLite 420, 425W, 430, and 435W, four bright and affordable short throw projectors, and BrightLink Solo 3, a new optional interactive module that makes any flat projection surface interactive at an affordable price ($499). Starting at $949*, the new projectors are designed for the K12 classroom. 

10/24/2011

There won't be any costumed characters roaming the halls in one northern New Jersey school district come Halloween.

10/24/2011

The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical concerns over performance-based pay.

10/24/2011

The majority of children of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the Southland fail to graduate from high school, completing an average of two fewer years of schooling than their peers with legal immigrant parents, a new study has found.

10/24/2011

LGBT rights are slowly but surely advancing in America on the national and local levels. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was officially repealed in September. California passed a law last week that requires public schools to teach students — from kindergarteners to high schoolers — about LGBT Americans as a part of U.S. history courses.

10/24/2011

It pains me to say this, but from everything I have been reading Sen.Tom Harkin's plan -- and every other plan to revise No Child Left Behind -- is destined to be the same miserable failure the original law has been.

10/24/2011

Samsung Techwin announced the ten high school students who each earned $1,000 scholarships. Students were asked to submit up to a 300 word essay answering the question “Is technology critical to a live presentation? Or is it just a crutch?” The papers were judged on original thinking, relevance to the real world, and writing quality.

10/24/2011

The Florida Board of Education has approved more rigorous learning standards for students in the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program.

10/24/2011

School administrators hoping to reward students for their A-plus fundraising efforts at a Florida elementary school unwittingly gave them gifts with what officials said were inappropriate images.

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