K12 Headlines

10/24/2011

10/24/2011

Iowa’s governor has just provided a prime example of an education policy other states might pursue in looking beyond No Child Left Behind’s notorious failures and cover-ups.

10/24/2011

Missouri and Kansas have joined the race for millions of federal grant dollars for early-childhood education, but the real prize won’t be the money.

10/21/2011

10/21/2011

Empowering Writers helped Houston Independent School District increase their TAKS test score. By implementing the Empowering Writers approach, 18 of the lowest performing schools within Houston ISD’s East Region improved an average of 11.3 percent on Texas TAKS tests. 

10/21/2011

DYMO/Mimio announced earlier this week 10 schools from 9 states have been awarded “Jump Start” Grants. These 10 schools were selected from more than 150 applicants for DYMO/Mimio’s Jump Start Grant, which was the second in the series of DYMO/Mimio’s new grant program open to all K12 educators.

10/21/2011

Promethean launched its next generation Learner Response System (LRS), ActivExpression2, earlier this week. This latest mobile handheld device has a QWERTY keyboard and a complete set of math equations to boost assessment for learning activities in math and science classes.

10/21/2011

Samsung Techwin announced the 50 teachers who won a SAMCAM 860 document camera through the Samsung Techwin Grant Program. Teachers were asked to answer the question, “Will new technology in the classroom better prepare our students?” The answers provide interesting insight into the level of technology in classrooms today and what could be achieved with the right technology

10/21/2011

After years on the political back burner, education is making a comeback in Washington, driven in large part by Democrats.

10/21/2011

Maine is requesting a $32.2 million federal grant to improve the quality of and access to early childhood learning and development programs.

10/21/2011

The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $4 million in grants Monday that will be distributed to select charter schools across the country.

10/21/2011

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday he's still passionate about education, even though he considers himself to be only an observer of politics since he left office.

10/21/2011

Miami-Dade County Public Schools could roll out a major advertising program in schools and facilities in 2012-13 or sooner, bringing millions in new revenue to the cash-strapped district.

10/21/2011

About 29 percent of school districts statewide changed superintendents during the previous school year, according to a recent report published by the New Jersey Schools Boards Association (NJSBA).

10/21/2011

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.

10/21/2011

Five years ago, Richard Reiss, the physical education teacher at Public School 197 in Far Rockaway, Queens, went to the principal with a problem: not even the most athletic among his students, most of whom are poor and black or Latino, had enough endurance to run a mile.

10/21/2011

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should be changed, and how it can best serve students and teachers while improving the American education system.

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