K12 Headlines

7/25/2012

7/25/2012

Mobile technology has the potential to be the next boom industry for education. Companies interested in tapping into this market now have a resource that defines the wants and needs of district leaders related to mobile devices with the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, published by IESD Inc. in collaboration with STEM Market Impact.

7/25/2012

While hiring dedicated social media managers is commonplace in the private sector, it's rarely seen in school districts.

7/25/2012

ASCD is bringing its Fall Conference on Revolutionizing the Way We Lead and Learn to Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 26–28, 2012.

7/25/2012

Contest offers unprecedented grand prize of $45,000 in curriculum, training, and equipment in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month.

7/25/2012

Follett Software announced that Hunterdon Central Regional High School District in Central New Jersey has adopted Aspen, the company’s student information system.

7/25/2012

The Idaho Lottery is reporting another record year, posting more than $175 million in sales during the last fiscal year.

7/25/2012

The good news for the highest discount applicants is that USAC has notified the FCC that it has identified a total of $1.05 billion which are available to carry forwardfor E-Rate funding into subsequent funding years.

7/25/2012

UPDATE: Schools will no longer face sequestration cuts in upcoming school year, although cuts for 2013-2014 still loom.

7/25/2012

Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

7/25/2012

Educating children starting at an early age increases their opportunities and benefits the larger economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a video prepared to be shown Tuesday.

7/25/2012

Four Franklin County school districts plan to ask for tax increases this fall, including two that finalized levy and bond requests last night.

7/25/2012

Joel I. Klein, the former New York City schools chancellor hired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to oversee its fledgling education technology division, now has a brand name of his own.

7/25/2012

The Department of Education has released a new tool it says will help consumers understand the costs of higher education before making the choice of whether, and where, to enroll.

7/25/2012

The Toledo school district in northwest Ohio retroactively altered student attendance records to improve its results on a state report card, the superintendent said. The state is investigating.

7/24/2012

7/24/2012

Observation 360, a tool in the teacher effectiveness system by School Improvement Network, receives a new set of features that allow administrators to create a personalized professional development plan for every teacher.

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