K12 Headlines

8/28/2015

8/28/2015

Nevada’s new program paying students $5,000 to switch to private school hasn’t started yet but it’s already at threat of being killed. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada will file a lawsuit claiming it violates the Nevada Constitution by using public money to fund religious schools.

8/28/2015

A hands-on approach to learning is what sets Buffalo's Charter School of Inquiry apart from other charter schools, say organizers. Inquiry will be the primary method of instruction there, and students will be encouraged to ask questions, explore, analyze and do their own research.

8/28/2015

Alisal Union School District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. is resigning from his position, effective June 30, 2016. He has served in the top position for the California district since March 2010.

8/28/2015

Developed based on student feedback, MindTap Mobile allows students to access many features of Cengage Learning's MindTap e-learning platform directly from their smartphones.

8/28/2015

More districts are considering putting in carbon monoxide detectors after a leak at a Dallas elementary school back in March. While Keller ISD already has detectors in all its schools, Fort Worth ISD and Dallas ISD plan to install them in all their schools this fall. Denton ISD is looking into it as well.

8/28/2015

The Jordan School District, one of the state’s largest districts, will be building four new elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school over the next five years. Nearly 53,000 students are enrolled in the district this year. That’s 1,000 more than last year.

8/28/2015

The Michigan district appointed Terry Boguth, currently the district’s CFO, as its new superintendent. She will remain in her CFO position as well as she replaces current Superintendent Tina Kerr, who is leaving her post work for the Michigan Association of School Administrators.

8/28/2015

With the free, open personalized learning platform, Knewton will host open content and free supplemental lessons on a variety of subjects and grade levels, starting with K12 math, English, science and history.

8/28/2015

One of the first Arabic immersion schools in the nation opened in Houston. Immediately, the school was subject to controversy. In a country as diverse as the United States, schools with different specialties are needed to give students an effective education.

8/28/2015

The state won't see its first charter schools until 2017, state officials said during the first meeting of the Alabama Charter School Commission. Now that the new Alabama charter law is in place, the newly formed commission will have to design ways of assessing those schools almost from scratch.

8/28/2015

State legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown are playing an irresponsible game of financial chicken with local school districts. Under a union-backed requirement enacted last year, if the economy continues to improve state finances, local school districts will be required to cut their budget reserves to dangerously low levels.

8/28/2015

The latest version of NextTier Education’s mobile and web apps is set for release next week. With the apps, students are presented with a prioritized task list that guides them through the nuances specific to each college’s application when they add colleges to their NextTier account.

8/28/2015

Schools are making progress in their efforts to boost the nutritional quality of breakfasts and lunches served in their cafeterias, according to a new federal report. However, the one diet-improving practice that schools were least likely to have adopted was offering self-service salad bars.

8/28/2015

School lunches are undergoing a big change in the California county. One of Marin's schools is offering a lunch that is 100 percent organic and non-genetically modified. A healthy breakfast and a snack are also served and educators say they've seen improvement in behavior and grades.

8/28/2015

Cory Uselton, the current DeSoto Central High School principal, will replace current Superintendent Milton Kuykendall, set to retire in December. On August 4, Mississippi residents headed to the polls but failed to give any candidate the percentage needed to become the new leader for Mississippi's largest school district. Following a runoff election this week, Uselton won.

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