K12 Headlines

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

A high school in upstate New York has suspended some students after the suicide of a bullied gay teenager.

12/6/2011

The debate over renewing No Child Left Behind, the education reform act that will be 10 years old in January, has fallen along partisan lines even though school improvement is one of the few examples of bipartisan cooperation over the last decade.

12/6/2011

Residents and students in the Dover, Arkansas area now have two more safe havens in the case of severe weather. 

12/5/2011

12/5/2011

In remarks Thursday that have since sparked some controversy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tackled school improvement -- through a suggestion to halve the teaching force. 

12/5/2011

On Monday morning, the start of the school week, five teenagers rowed toward the breakwater leading into San Francisco Bay.

12/5/2011

Through this alliance, NSBA's member state school boards associations will be able to offer Performance Matters’ integrated product line to their district members at an exclusive discount.

12/5/2011

ASCD recently announced two new staff appointments. Megan Wolfe has joined ASCD as the association’s new manager of public policy advocacy, and Lori Schulman has joined the association as general counsel.

12/5/2011

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that Gwinnett County Public Schools has chosen HMH to enhance its digital initiatives. This partnership serves to support the eCLASS (digital Content, Learning, Assessment, and Support System) initiative.

12/5/2011

NBC Learn and Blackboard Inc. launched “Solutions in Action”—an online video series focusing on innovative and successful uses of technology in education. The videos are produced by NBC Learn and are available on NBCLearn.com and Blackboard.com.

12/5/2011

Fewer than one-third of California students who took a statewide physical fitness test this year managed to pass all six areas assessed, new results show.

12/5/2011

Too many competing ideas. Not enough legal authority. Regrettably, said Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro, that problematic mix compelled her to tell the State Board of Education Friday that she needed more time before she could recommend what to do about the Kansas City Public Schools.

12/5/2011

Parents seeking spots for their children in the Palm Beach County School District's choice program are seeing a few changes this year as the Dec. 16 application deadline looms.

12/5/2011

Shelby Intermediate School (N.C.) students gather around the tiny robot.They eagerly tinker with its exterior, making tiny adjustments to the robot’s frame.

12/5/2011

If you want to keep kids off the street and out of trouble, offer an engaging after-school program.

12/5/2011

The Oakland (Calif.) School District is closing five elementary schools next year. Two of its other elementary schools might be converted into independently run charters, taking 800 children with them.

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