K12 Headlines

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

Officials in many area school districts contend an Ohio House bill would further erode public- school finances.

10/17/2011

The previously confidential ratings estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores. The district is in negotiations to use the ratings as part of a new teacher evaluation system.

10/17/2011

Los Angeles public schools are in need of billions of dollars in repairs and renovations, according to the findings of a report released Friday on the condition of schools in the nation's largest districts.

10/17/2011

All but 13 of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts are getting less state aid than a year ago. The Department of Public Education released the final numbers Friday, which show schools will see an average drop in state aid of about 10-percent.

10/17/2011

A group of parents and legislators urged the Senate to pass several measures that would create more accountability and oversight when it comes to charter schools in New Jersey.

10/17/2011

The students from the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy in Atlanta live in one of the geographical centers of the civil rights movement. The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of their school's namesake and Martin Luther King Jr., visits so regularly that the girls call her a big sister.

10/17/2011

Many are flummoxed about how to carry out a new law requiring California public schools to teach all students, from kindergartners to 12th-graders, about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

10/17/2011

The 120 elementary school children sat so quietly and intently that you might have assumed this was a mass detention period.

10/17/2011

Armando Cardenas says he has thought about leaving Alabama because of the possibility of being arrested as an illegal immigrant and the hostility he feels from residents.

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

Figures released by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) show that 91.4 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from the class of 2011 graduated on time.

10/14/2011

Global education leaders Promethean and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced a new line of interactive math lessons. Go Math! Interactive Lessons and On Core Mathematics Interactive Lessons will equip teachers with hands-on activities and interactive lessons, which are aligned to the Common Core Math Standards.


10/14/2011

A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No Child Left Behind" education law, the Education Department said Thursday.

10/14/2011

Collaboration between the University of Kentucky and Carnegie Learning is providing students with disabilities in Kentucky’s Shelby County Public Schools with access to a digital math textbook that speaks words and equations aloud while highlighting elements on a computer screen. The KY Math Etext Project is focused on identifying ways to deliver math content in an effective way. 

10/14/2011

Denver (Colo.) Public Schools has selected SAFARI Montage as the provider for both its Streaming Media content and Digital Media Management platform. The SAFARI Montage  suite of hardware and software modules is a fully integrated solution that offers a variety of administrative and educational tools to manage and deliver digital media throughout the school district.

10/14/2011

There are too many unexamined details and too many unanswered questions for the state to move forward quickly with Gov. Tom Corbett's public education reform proposal, a top Hazleton Area administrator said.

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