K12 Headlines

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Four Jersey City-based charter schools filed petition Tuesday requesting that Acting Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf issue a ruling declaring, among other things, that the city's charter schools are not being properly funded as required by the New Jersey Constitution and state statutes.

11/23/2011

Follett Corporation named Tom Schenck to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Follett School and Library Group (FSLG), effective earlier this year. Schenck is responsible for a group of businesses serving over 60,000 education customers.

11/23/2011

The Frederick Outdoor Discovery Charter School will not open its doors in Frederick County any time soon, but two other charter schools are on track to open next fall.

11/23/2011

Backing down from a previous ultimatum, County Executive Ken Ulman has proposed an alternative option for funding artificial turf fields at county high schools. But the school board has yet to weigh in on either option — or even if they want turf fields at all.

11/23/2011

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave some insight into why he believes child labor laws condemn poor children to remain in poverty in an address at Harvard on Friday.

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

Empowering Writers helped South Carolina’s Richland 1 School District achieve 11 percent improvement in writing scores. The Empowering Writers methodology maximizes instructional time while providing teachers with strategies for how to teach specific writing skills.

11/22/2011

Kaplan K12 Learning Services and K12 have partnered to offer a complete portfolio of college preparation solutions. Kaplan has a strong record of achievement in helping schools implement college readiness solutions, and K12‘s instructional and curriculum offerings include credit recovery solutions that help students stay on track for graduation.

11/22/2011

The International Reading Association is currently accepting nominations for its annual Celebrated Teacher of the Year award. The award celebrates teaching by honoring one nominated teacher who has positively influenced his or her students and community.

11/22/2011

Freeport School District is a rural district with a transportation operation consisting of 36 vehicles covering over 99 square miles.The district wanted to ensure child safety, improve their operation and make sure vehicle inspections were completed daily. They achieved all of these goals with Zonar.

11/22/2011

A Southern California teenager pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the killing of a gay classmate in a deal that will send him to prison for 21 years, authorities said.

11/22/2011

A new Texas Freedom Network Education Fund study shows including teaching about contraception with abstinence has increased during the past three years.

11/22/2011

As the Penn State University child sexual-abuse scandal unfolded, Millersville University President Francine G. McNairy sent out a missive across her own campus.

11/22/2011

The state’s strict new Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights has some local school superintendents wondering how they can enforce the rules, deal with the increased work load, and manage the bureaucratic details without additional time and money.

11/22/2011

Good school principals are key in creating the right environment for kids to succeed.

11/22/2011

Classroom furniture is coldly utilitarian at best – it gets the job done, but you wouldn’t consider decorating your home with it.

But how realistically can it be improved?

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