K12 Headlines

2/7/2012

2/7/2012

Connecticut would pump more money into charter schools and increase their numbers under a legislative proposal Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to unveil.

2/7/2012

Ron Paul will be in Minnesota on Feb. 7 to caucus. The presidential hopeful says he wants to return liberty to the citizens of the U.S. He wants to end entitlements and cut $1 trillion from federal spending. However, the 12-term Texas congressman’s exuberance for cutting all entitlements and $1 trillion from the federal budget will have disastrous effects on many areas of government and society, none more than the U.S. Department of Education.

2/7/2012

A bill that would require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18 passed the Senate education committee, shortly after passing the Assembly education committee last week.

2/7/2012

Over the last decade, a nonprofit teaching academy with strong political ties has launched an education revolution inside Chicago Public Schools, tearing down and rebuilding some of the city's worst-performing schools.

2/7/2012

As the legislative session approaches the midway point, education will take a prominent place in the Florida Legislature this week amid budget talk.

2/7/2012

As Delaware County's (Pa.) financially troubled Chester Upland School District struggles to stay afloat, officials there say they are paying millions more than they should on special-education students who attend charter schools.

2/7/2012

Mattapan’s James J. Chittick Elementary School was recognized Monday by Boston Public School’s Superintendent Carol R. Johnson for earning accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s highest mark of quality in early childhood education.

2/7/2012

A looming political skirmish over the future funding of K-12 education in Iowa might be the harbinger of bigger, high-stakes battles yet to come.

2/7/2012

The release of Apple’s computer-based textbooks last month had the usual technology triumphalists buzzing. "Apple And The Coming Education Revolution," blared the headline at Fast Company magazine. "Apple puts iPad at head of the class," screamed MacWorld. And Time magazine declared the announcement the "debut (of) the holy grail of textbooks." It sounds exciting -- a rise of the machines that promises educational utopia rather than "Terminator"-style cataclysm. Or does it?

2/6/2012

2/6/2012

Officials in some South-Central Indiana school districts say new federal standards for school meals will now offer children healthier food choices. But they add some schools could have a hard time paying for the changes.

2/6/2012

The Dysart Unified School District says that it could lose tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds because the Arizona Department of Education distributes that money based on "outdated" U.S. census data.

2/6/2012

In October, Norman Public Schools introduced an innovative communications tool with School Connect, a mobile app for Android and Apple phones, which enabled users to access virtually any school-related information with a tap on their touch screen.

2/6/2012

DreamBox Learning announced the launch of DreamBox Learning Math, a major expansion of its rigorous, award-winning online K-3 mathematics curricula.

2/6/2012

SMARTdesks launched iGroup Collaborative Learning Furniture at the School and College Building Expo 2012 in Orlando, Florida.

2/6/2012

Epson announced the PowerLite 93+, a powerful yet budget-friendly projector designed for K12 classrooms.

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