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Murdoch Taps N.Y.C. Education Official as Chief of Staff

The director of communications for the New York City Department of Education has been tapped by News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch as the media mogul's chief of staff.

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High School Athletes Learn Life-Saving Skills in Program

Tommy Mallon brought a crowd with him on his most recent trip back to his alma mater, Santa Fe Christian High School here.

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Ohio Wants More Kids in Food Program

Ohio education and food program officials want to increase the number of children in low-income areas who participate in a program that offers them free breakfasts or lunches during the summer, when they're not getting meals at school.

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House Bill Would Put K12 Education Funding Above All Obligations

As Mid-Columbia school districts wait to see if voters will renew their operations levies, state lawmakers are looking at a bill that would prioritize K-12 education funding above all other state obligations.

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Senator’s Bill Would Bring an End to Kansas City School District

If Jane Cunningham gets her way, the class of 2013 would be the last to graduate from the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Schools.

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La. Gov. Jindal's Education Moon Shot

Newt Gingrich wants the U.S. to return to the moon, but as challenges go he has nothing on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's school reform plans.

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States Should Do More to Reach Students

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

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Former Chancellor of NYC Schools Sees Opportunity for Deep Transformation in Schools as Head of Revolution K12

Rudy Crew, former chancellor of the New York City Schools and 2008 National Superintendent of the Year, joins Revolution K12 as president in order to impact school reform nationwide through the implementation of adaptive technology tools that support teachers and provide blended instruction.

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CompassLearning Predicts Key K12 Education Sector Trends for 2012

CompassLearning announced predictions and key trends that will have the biggest impact on K12 education in 2012, including the growth of blended learning and the increased role of technology.

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Schoology Announces Calif. District's Successful Upgrade to Enterprise-Level LMS K12 Platform

Schoology, developers of the pioneering, free, cloud-­‐based collaborative learning platform for K12 classrooms, announced that Palo Alto (Calif.) Unified School District has successfully upgraded to the company's enterprise-­‐level platform.

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