K12 Headlines

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

The Anoka-Hennepin School District pledged Monday to improve the treatment of gay and lesbian students as part of a settlement that closes a long legal chapter in its struggles over bullying and sexual orientation.

3/7/2012

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to turn many of its 700,000 students into "smart sensors," to help keep the school facilities running smoothly.

3/7/2012

It would be impossible to provide education for the estimated 3,600 students that could transfer to Clayton schools this fall under state law, the district’s interim superintendent testified this morning in St. Louis County court.

3/7/2012

Georgia is working to become the third state to bar illegal immigrants from attending public colleges and universities.

3/7/2012

Edmodo is a startup looking to disrupt the education industry with its social networking tools for the classroom. 

3/7/2012

The Wichita school board voted unanimously Monday to close five schools, a decision one board member described as “heartbreaking.”

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.

3/6/2012

Apex Learning announced new online courses specifically designed around the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts.  

3/6/2012

In response to increased interest from educators for more online learning opportunities throughout the year, PBS TeacherLine has expanded its course schedule to eight terms.

3/6/2012

Marcie Lindsey, technology facilitator for Georgetown (Texas) ISD and first grade teacher Angela Victory from the New Albany (Miss.) School District were named winners of the coveted education technology grant, which includes MimioClassroom product suite along with Headsprout reading software for their schools.

3/6/2012

PCI Education announces the launch of PCI Reading Program-Level Three Software, a new online component to the award-winning PCI Reading Program, a reading series for students with intellectual disabilities.

3/6/2012

Mesa Public Schools sixth-grader Blain Swallow has a very basic word to describe his "basics" education at Franklin Northeast Elementary: "Hard."

3/6/2012

A new school finance plan came out of the Kansas Senate late this week that would put some money back into the schools.

3/6/2012

Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.

3/6/2012

As southern Indiana residents in tornado-stricken communities struggle to recover, many in the decimated community of Henryville are wondering what will happen to its schools.

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