K12 Headlines

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

Without approval from the Legislature, Wyoming Department of Education officials have diverted funds intended for specific groups of students and programs to a new teacher professional development program.

1/23/2012

New York state is calling on schools to get tough against bullying and, judging from local school districts, the call is being heeded.

1/23/2012

When Apple announced its textbook initiative, there was a rush of excitement among educators. Textbooks from major publishers, which can cost $40 to $75 dollars in print, would be available as interactive e-books for $15 or less.

1/23/2012

Will the fourth time be the charm for charter schools in Washington? Two companion bills are working their ways through Washington's Senate and House to create charter schools and "Transformation Zone Districts."

1/23/2012

Last week, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue proposed an increase in the state sales tax, taking more than $800 million out of the pockets of North Carolinians. She tries to sell the plan as a tool for education funding, but she fails to offer any meaningful strategy ensuring the money will be spent wisely.

1/23/2012

A plan to strengthen K-12 education, released earlier this week, sets many ambitious deadlines. By the end of the 2012 legislative session for example, Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen wants lawmakers to agree on tough expectations that Maine teachers must meet to be considered effective in the classroom.

1/23/2012

The Long Island education consultant singled out by Gov. Cuomo for raking in millions from the state insisted she’s done nothing wrong — and defended her money-making business.

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

Intel Corporation announced the availability of the latest Intel classmate PCs that will be powered by the new Intel Atom processors.

1/20/2012

Epson BrightLink 455Wi, DC-11 Document Camera and PowerLite 905 have been recognized by Tech & Learning’s 29th annual awards program for excellence in educational technology.

1/20/2012

ePals Corporation and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation are happy to announce the 15 student winners of their international K12  Invention Challenge.

1/20/2012

Registration is now open for School Improvement Network's latest webinar, which outlines strategies for using the Common Core Standards to improve learning by strengthening teacher and student support in schools.

1/20/2012

Apple’s plan to bring iPad textbooks to schools across America and around the world via iBooks 2 and iBooks Author is nothing short of a revolution. It could mean the end of giant, overused dog-eared volumes jammed into bulging backpacks balanced atop the over-burdened backs of America’s youth.

1/20/2012

In his State of the State address, California Gov. Jerry Brown calls for limits on standardized tests and wants reduced roles for the U.S. and state in local schools.

1/20/2012

An innovative education model, the career academy aligns high school education with community economic development goals to better prepare students for the 21st-century workforce.

1/20/2012

The Obama administration is creating a manual showing how schools can fight teacher-led cheating on standardized tests, asking educators to help stomp out "testing irregularities."

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