K12 Headlines

12/14/2011

12/14/2011

GoKnow Mobile Learning, a leading provider of mobile learning tools and services, and the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals announced general availability of GoObserve, a tablet-based classroom observation and walkthrough tool.

12/14/2011

Interactive Health Technologies, LLC, a company specializing in digital fitness systems that empower children and their families to improve their physical fitness, is the first U.S. company to use the Sony NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug) embedded product in its Spirit System.

12/14/2011

The Student Progress Monitoring System from Vantage Learning is the only Web-based, Adaptive Learning Platform that fully supports the formative assessment process. It provides automated delivery of targeted and prescriptive resources to each student based on strengths and weaknesses immediately after assessment.

12/14/2011

Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced their science-based TurfMutt program has expanded to meet the needs of K-5 educators across the country.

12/14/2011

A strong majority of Californians support Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise the sales tax and income taxes on high earners to help close the state's budget deficit, according to a new Public Policy Institute of California poll.

12/14/2011

Governor Gary Herbert released his proposed budget for fiscal 2012-2013 on Monday, giving Utah’s Medicaid and education funding a boost.

12/14/2011

Recently hired Sandy Hook School library media specialist Yvonne Cheh went to place an order for new books in June and learned that the bulk order qualified the school for a limited-time promotion of two free Amazon Kindle electronic readers.

12/14/2011

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing.

12/14/2011

A group of schools filed the third lawsuit against the state over school funding Tuesday, alleging that the system of paying for public education is inequitable for all students and inadequate for those who are low-income or still learning English.

12/14/2011

Gov. Sam Brownback's administration plans to release the long-awaited details of his plan for overhauling how Kansas finances its public schools this week amid skepticism about his ability to keep his promises to protect rural schools and prevent any local districts from losing state aid.

12/14/2011

Chicago Public Schools announced plans Monday to add 12 new charters, including more campuses for networks with less-than-stellar scores.

12/14/2011

Los Angeles Unified will weigh a ban on preferences like those at Larchmont and Los Feliz, which admitted some students in return for special services or volunteering by parents.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

For a generation of Newark, N.J. students, every education decision, including choices on curriculum, spending and superintendent, has been made by state officials in Trenton.

12/13/2011

The Hastings Center and the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School are joining forces on a pilot project in which a group of high school students will engage in a dynamic, in-depth exploration of the use of medicine for human enhancement, a major topic in bioethics. 

12/13/2011

SureScore, provider of college readiness solutions, recently announced that CEO Andrew Vreeke has been singled out for his stellar leadership contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere by EdTech Digest. 

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