K12 Headlines

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

ClassLink is pleased to announce New York State’s three million plus state and local employees and school personnel now have easy access to ClassLink market leading solutions. Under terms of this special pricing contract, any agency or school in New York can easily order LaunchPad, ClassLink’s virtual desktop, or ClassMate, ClassLink’s award-winning BOCES student management system.

10/28/2011

Education officials meeting here this week called for more civility as the debate intensifies over sweeping changes in New Jersey public schools.

10/28/2011

Parents, teachers and students sitting in on a packed meeting of the San Diego Unified School District got a "big picture" look at the financial crisis facing the state's second largest school district.

10/28/2011

Every morning in Sarah McKerr's third-grade class at Foster Elementary School in Compton, students turn in their homework and file back to their seats with something in hand: a free breakfast.

10/28/2011

Senate Bill 22 is expected to pass both houses of the state legislature, and if it does, education in Wisconsin could change in profound ways that surpass the aftermath of the budget repair bill. The bill passed the Joint Committee on Finance on Oct. 26, and was previously passed by the education committees of both the Senate and the Assembly.

10/28/2011

Lexia Learning Systems has been named an approved provider of reading improvement computer-assisted instructional learning tools for grades K-3 by the Utah Department of Education. Utah educators can now implement Lexia Reading as it's recommended to assist in meeting their district reading goals.

10/28/2011

Rhode Island will join a majority of states in requesting relief from the controversial national education law, No Child Left Behind. 

10/28/2011

Michigan's superintendent of public instruction said he doesn't plan to yank teachers' licenses for poor ratings on their annual evaluations, despite language in proposed rules that would make that possible. 

10/28/2011

UCLA has its Pauley Pavilion, and USC boasts the Keck School of Medicine. Now, La Cañada Unified School District buildings and athletic venues may also bear the names of their most generous patrons as school officials get creative with fundraising.

10/28/2011

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road.

10/27/2011

10/27/2011

Peoples Education announced a matching grant program for educators in the six states that have been awarded Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grants. The awards are aimed at advancing literacy skills, reading, and writing for students from early childhood through grade 12. The Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas Departments of Education will award sub-grants to local education agencies.

10/27/2011

The new version of Observation 360 recommentds training videos based on classroom observation results and is compatible with iPhones, iPad, Android phone and tablets. New features include the ability to watch PD 360 videos on the iPad, assign a target completion date and link up to three videos per question.

10/27/2011

President Obama will pitch a plan today to help ease the burden of loans on college students, as a new report shows that higher education is becoming more expensive for many young Americans.

10/27/2011

Illinois education officials are investigating whether some students may have received improper help on the state's standardized exams.

10/27/2011

"How do we as parents get to the table?" That’s what parent and community organizer Carol Johnson wanted to know Tuesday night at a West Side forum that drew both supporters and skeptics of a longer day.

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