K12 Headlines

6/1/2012

6/1/2012

House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to a $12.9 billion School Aid budget that would give about 450 school districts and charter schools up to $120 more per pupil next year.

6/1/2012

A 19-year-old student with Down syndrome may be able to play football and basketball during his senior year after schools voted in favor of lifting the age limit for sports eligibility under certain circumstances, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Thursday.

6/1/2012

While most Houston students celebrated the last day of school Thursday morning, Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons donned a grass skirt and a flowered lei and joined her cheerleaders in a motivational chant. 

6/1/2012

Only about a third of North Dakota public school districts met federal goals in reading and math this past school year, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Instruction.

6/1/2012

These are tough days for public schools. Districts across the state are facing cuts while legacy retirement costs explode. School leaders are forced to make incredibly tough decisions about curricula, consolidations, furloughs, and extracurricular activities.

6/1/2012

Does tracking school children with computer chips make them more safe - or more vulnerable?

6/1/2012

Three Virginia school districts have been selected for a project to help more college-bound students complete a federal financial aid form.

5/31/2012

5/31/2012

Hatch has partnered to align Hatch’s iStartSmart computer learning system with Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system to enable educators to utilize authentic data from Hatch’s individual child reporting as evidence for each child’s GOLD assessment.

5/31/2012

Crestron introduced its Fusion enterprise management platform, which revolutionizes the way organizations control their building technology.

5/31/2012

NetSupport is pleased to announce the latest update to its Mac and Linux-compatible classroom monitoring and instruction tool, NetSupport Assist.

5/31/2012

National and local education leaders sat around a table Tuesday at the district’s first turnaround school, Brennan-Rogers, and shared ideas about elevating the teaching profession as it relates to education reform.

5/31/2012

 

Oakland County students who are already enrolled in Michigan’s only two cyber charter schools will have more options now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that allows the number of schools offering all classes on computers to increase to 15 by 2015.

5/31/2012

A year ago, Berkeley school Superintendent Bill Huyett, with the school board's blessing, took about $250,000 out of the district's bank account and placed a bet.

5/31/2012

South Dakota lawmakers who earlier this year urged public schools to provide academic instruction on the Bible may need the patience of Job as they wait for schools to embrace the idea.

5/31/2012

Liberty Public Schools’ superintendent called it a dilemma. A longtime teacher called it a disappointment.

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