K12 Headlines

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

Efforts to revamp public education are increasingly focused on evaluating teachers using student test scores, but school districts nationwide are only beginning to deal with the practical challenges of implementing those changes.

3/8/2012

Blackboard Inc. announced a major update for its flagship online learning platform with a new release incorporating a sleek, modern design that marks the platform’s biggest shift in look and feel in years. 

3/8/2012

Lesley University, which has been preparing teachers for over 100 years, has developed a degree program to help educators whose classrooms present complex learning challenges.

3/8/2012

In January Michigan senate Democrats unveiled a proposal that would send all Michigan-educated high schoolers to a state university for free.

3/8/2012

The Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $159 million in education reform initiatives for 2011 – the largest single-year investment in education reform.

3/8/2012

Declining property taxes contributed to a $1.3 billion statewide cut to education last year, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s first year in office.

3/8/2012

The state Education Department used at least two undisclosed bank accounts as a slush fund for drinks, entertainment, travel and more at state education conferences, spending $2.3 million over the past 10 years, according to an investigative state audit released Wednesday.

3/8/2012

Colorado’s online schools have shown disappointing results.

3/8/2012

A Florida high school valedictorian and her sister, who were facing deportation, instead were meeting with with lawmakers Wednesday after being granted a reprieve.

3/8/2012

Some students with disabilities in Wisconsin next school year could attend a private or a public school outside their home district with the help of a taxpayer-funded subsidy, under a bill being debated by the state Assembly late Tuesday.

3/8/2012

The Utah Legislature has passed a controversial bill mandating an abstinence-only sex education curriculum for Utah public schools or allows schools to drop the subject altogether.

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

Schoology, developers of the free, cloud-­based collaborative learning platform for K12 classrooms, announced a $1 million investment from Cempaka Schools in Malaysia and a partnership to jointly promote increased usage of the Schoology platform in schools throughout Malaysia and Singapore.

3/7/2012

ASCD is pleased to announce it has made a variety of free professional development content available on the new iTunes U.

3/7/2012

BenQ America Corp. introduced its new MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ interactive short-throw projectors with ultra-short-throw ratios of 0.37 and 0.49, respectively. 

3/7/2012

Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.

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