K12 Headlines

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

There’s an interesting controversy going on in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, a middle-class school district in Western Wayne County. It has to do with banning books.

1/18/2012

For the second year in a row, Mississippi has the nation's weakest charter school law according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' annual ranking of state charter school laws. Maine's law ranks first.

1/17/2012

1/17/2012

More than a third of the students in Boston public high schools were chronically absent last year, even as the city undertook additional efforts to lure students to school, according to a Globe analysis. 

1/17/2012

As Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday passes, many American youth lack adequate knowledge of his role, and that of many others, in the civil rights movement.

1/17/2012

Learn360, an interactive media-on-demand service for K12 education, announces the addition of a new publisher, Enzoology Education, which focus on STEM topics.

1/17/2012

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the second generation Samsung Series 9 notebook featuring an ultraslim, aluminum single shell body.

1/17/2012

Discovery Education and 3M are proud to announce the opening of the 14th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for students in grades 5-8.

1/17/2012

PresenceLearning, provider of live online speech therapy services to K12 students, was recently named a Cool Tool winner for special needs in the EdTech Digest Awards.

1/17/2012

Lagging state funding and declining births put more pressure on school officials to find ways to entice and retain students.

1/17/2012

Students may not have to wait for Idaho to roll out a statewide laptop program before they get their hands on a new computer.

1/17/2012

Georgia schools would see a modest financial boost under a budget that Republican Gov. Nathan Deal proposed last week, though they would not recoup more than $1 billion in state funding lost over the past few years.

1/17/2012

Cal Grants, the state-funded financial aid for California higher education students, could become much harder to obtain for new students under restrictions proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown as part of his 2012-2013 budget.

1/17/2012

A noted science education organization Monday announced a turn to battling climate science naysayers.

1/17/2012

Jocelyn Jordan commutes to Western High School to play for the girls’ basketball team because her school doesn’t have a squad. As Sun sports editor Ray Brewer reported, sometimes she makes it on time, sometimes she doesn’t.

1/17/2012

There are new key trends that I see emerging in education enabled by advancing technology: namely decentralization and gamification. By understanding these trends, it is much easier to imagine why we won’t need teachers or why we can free up today’s teachers to be mentors and coaches.

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