K12 Headlines

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

A report released Wednesday by the Southern Regional Education Board urges West Virginia and other southern states to make immediate changes to improve student achievement in grades six through eight.

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

Teachscape was recognized six times by the 2011 EdTech Digest Awards – four times as a winner and twice as a finalist – for the contributions made by its products and its leaders to the improvement of  K12 education.

12/7/2011

ParentLink released its newest iPhone applications for K12 users of the ParentLink communication service. The Mobile Parent and Mobile Admin apps give parents and administrators access to grades, assignments, attendance and more.

12/7/2011

Six Red Marbles’ online interactive programs Waza, a multisensory math readiness adventure, and Cabanga, a celebrity agent role-playing game for middle school math, have each won the EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for Academic Gaming Solution.

12/7/2011

Veteran reporter for PBS and NPR John Merrow and President of American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten will discuss the challenging terrain of our public education system on Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm at the JCC in Manhattan (N.Y.).

12/7/2011

The former chief executive of Intel wants to essentially blow up everything in public education in Arizona, from how teachers are trained to how they are paid.

12/7/2011

The Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors continued its discussions of the high school renovation and expansion project and the athletic facilities upgrades following Monday night’s reorganizational meeting.

12/7/2011

Raymond Gonzalez, the new schools superintendent, arrives next week in the midst of a period of tumult in the district.

12/7/2011

Tiny Fennville, Mich., is getting ready to host a basketball game for the first time since 16-year-old Wes Leonard made a game-winning shot then collapsed seconds later.

12/7/2011

Chicago Public Schools have signed a charter school compact agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in an effort to increase funding for charters and improve collaboration between charter and neighborhood schools.

12/7/2011

Eight vacant schools where investigators found evidence of drug use and vandalism pose a threat to public safety, and at least one should be demolished immediately because of severe structural issues, city Controller Alan Butkovitz said Tuesday.

12/7/2011

It’s official: Utah has a new largest school district.

12/7/2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Bronx church's case on whether it can hold worship services in New York City public schools.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

When New Jersey applied to the federal government for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law, Gov. Chris Christie used the opportunity to tout elements of his education reform agenda that had been languishing in the state legislature for months.

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