- abbr. North America, education Kindergarten through 12th grade (US)/grade 12 (Canada).
“And really Barry, are the Australians more interested in American K-12 than say the IAEA reporting Iran is close to putting together their bomb, China flexing its military muscle, the world economy being on the edge ….?”
“A: A state-by-state guide to virtual schools and other state and local programs supporting online education can be found at kpk12.com by clicking on "reports and graphics" and downloading the latest version of an annual report, "Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning," by Evergreen Education Group, Evergreen, Colo., a consulting firm.”
“An estimated 345,000 students in New York's K-12 public schools are illegal immigrants, according to a study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform cited by the Board of Regents.”
“We can do this with more competitive corporate tax rates, more sensible regulation, improved K-12 education, and better job training for skills that the market demands such as the computer literacy necessary even to operate today's machinery.”
“Today education dedicates a mere 0.2% of total K-12 spending to research and development—compared to 10% or more in biotech, computers and other knowledge-based industries.”
“More than two million pupils take at least one class online, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group.”
“President Obama has shown a commendable willingness to shake up the status quo in K-12 education by advocating reforms, such as charter schools, that have left his teachers union base none-too-pleased.”
“No one in Washington has more political capital than Barack Obama," says Jeanne Allen, president of the Center for Education Reform, a Washington D.C., nonprofit that advocates for changes in public K-12 education.”
“The American Academy of Religion has even published guidelines for teaching religion in grades K-12.”
“The Federal Communications Commission FCC recently announced the launch of the "Learning On-The-Go" wireless pilot program which will help K-12 students' connect to the Internet at home and increase their access to digital textbooks, cutting-edge interactive learning tools and other innovative wireless technologies.”
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