K12 Headlines

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

A sample of students in Milwaukee's private voucher schools made gains in reading in 2010-'11 that were significantly higher than those of a matched sample of peers in Milwaukee Public Schools, but math achievement remained the same last school year, according to the results of a multiyear study tracking students in both sectors.

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

The Obama administration is trying to foster more public-private partnerships to help low-performing schools.

2/27/2012

Sixteen Partnership schools in Los Angeles to benefit from Revolution K12’s academic improvement programs through organization’s largest collaboration.

2/27/2012

Sublime Learning, Inc announces its partnership with the Visual Leap to offer Philadelphia Schools “SublimeDesign”, a blended Professional Learning approach to Universal Design for Learning and technology integration.

2/27/2012

Felicia Cumings Smith, Associate Commissioner of Education, Kentucky Department of Education, will speak on the dramatic changes in K12 education at the 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit July 16-17. 

2/27/2012

A Washington state prosecutor says his office will seek probation and treatment for a 9-year-old boy who took to school a gun that accidentally discharged and critically injured a classmate this past week.

2/27/2012

The release of a trove of data evaluating New York City teachers on their ability to boost student test scores represents a potentially powerful new tool for parents to assess their children's public schools.

2/27/2012

PublicSchoolWORKS has added an Attachment Feature to its Staff Safety Reporting Systems, part of the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite.

2/27/2012

Successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who, in creating and running their businesses, clearly understand the importance of understanding the market and testing how effective their products are, seem to leave those important instincts at the door when they comment on -- and these days increasingly get involved in -- K-12 education.

2/27/2012

Dr. Seuss' 107th birthday will mark the 14th year of the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America, an event that focuses on the critical need to instill a love of reading in our children.

2/27/2012

The Arizona Department of Education gave the Tucson Unified School District an ultimatum: Eliminate all ethnic studies courses or face massive financial sanctions.

2/27/2012

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers struggling districts a pot of gold—but with strings attached.

2/27/2012

Several well-heeled Democratic donors have openly split with the state party and legislative leaders over education reform, arguing Washington is falling behind because lawmakers are afraid to buck the teachers union.

2/27/2012

Colleges and universities have historically obscured their tuition costs in a way that makes comparative shopping virtually impossible. And far too little information is available on graduation rates and loan default rates to help students choose wisely.

2/27/2012

PublicSchoolWORKS has added an Attachment Feature to its Staff Safety Reporting Systems, part of the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite.

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