K12 Headlines

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

The clock is ticking as the Funding Year 2012 Form 471 filing window closes on March 20.

2/23/2012

As part of District Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series for K12 technology executives, we spoke with Scott McLeod, founding director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE).

2/23/2012

This city's school board voted Wednesday to shake up the teaching staffs at 17 low-performing public schools, handing Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory in his battle with the teachers union and highlighting an increasingly aggressive stance on education overhauls by a number of Democratic mayors nationwide.

2/23/2012

While our society is more diverse than ever before, schools are more segregated today than they were 30 years ago.

2/23/2012

Violent crime at the nation's schools is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity. But new government data reports an increase in cyber bullying and youth suicides.

2/23/2012

Regional Superintendent Gil Morrison called the past few months draining and exhausting.

2/23/2012

The decision to suspend the first-year superintendent at the South Conejos School District has angered parents and students and played a partial role in the loss of a $500,000 state grant aimed at improving student achievement.

2/23/2012

The governor contends the state is spending about $10,000 per student, which he believes is enough for public education.

2/23/2012

State Education Commissioner John King announced Wednesday that funding has been restored to five school districts, including Poughkeepsie.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Ohio schools wouldn’t be judged by whether all students pass state tests if federal officials grant the state’s request for freedom from the No Child Left Behind Act.

2/22/2012

A new bill in the Mississippi Senate would let students cross district lines to attend charter schools.

2/22/2012

It’s a little early — OK, more than a little — to draw conclusions on just how OS X Mountain Lion from Apple might impact schools that use Macs.

2/22/2012

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

2/22/2012

Bus routes have been cut, summer school eliminated, teachers have lost jobs and taxes have risen.

2/22/2012

Not everyone loves the policies — or the commercials — but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s emphasis on healthier living habits seems to have had some impact on New Yorkers, who now have a life expectancy of 80.6 years compared with 78.2 years for the United States as a whole.

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