K12 Headlines

1/23/2015

1/23/2015

A $20 million initiative to help black and Latino students succeed in the District of Columbia's public schools includes a plan for an all-male college preparatory high school.

1/23/2015

Assistant superintendent Matthew D’Andrea has been named as superintendent of the Massachusetts district's public school system. The current superintendent, James H. Weiss, is retiring at the end of the school year after 10 years on the job.

1/23/2015

Nearly a quarter of the charter schools where the state auditor’s office did a head count had “unusually high” discrepancies between the number of students in school and the number reported to the state. The state uses student counts to determine how much funding goes to traditional and charter schools.

1/23/2015

Aligning school calendars with athletics and college schedules is not sufficient reason to start school before the week of September 1, according to new state guidance issued from the Iowa Department of Education.

1/23/2015

A Kentucky lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would ban transgender students from using school restrooms that don't correspond to their anatomical sex. It also would allow students to sue the school for $2,500 when they encounter a person of the opposite biological sex in a bathroom or locker room.

1/23/2015

South Carolina school fundraisers can sell foods deemed unhealthy by federal standards on school grounds during half of the school days next year. The number of days when those fundraisers will be allowed will drop from 90 in 2015-16 to 60 in the 2016-17 school year and 30 in the 2017-18 school year.

1/23/2015

Houston school officials may rezone students from nearly two dozen elementary schools over the next few years in an effort to meet the state's class size limits. Students likely would be allowed to stay in their current schools through the highest grade level under a grandfathering plan.

1/23/2015

Gov. Nathan Deal defended his decision to cut health insurance funding for about 11,500 part-time school staffers, such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers. He called it an issue of fairness because the state doesn't pay the health care tab for thousands of part-time state employees.

1/23/2015

District of Columbia Public Schools has selected Follett and its Aspen solution to help the 47,000-student district manage its student data, support enrollment, scheduling and behavior, and help track student attendance and prevent truancy.

1/23/2015

As of the 2015-16 school year, Chase County Schools’ next superintendent will be Joey Lefdal. He is currently serving as the superintendent of Santee Community Schools.

1/23/2015

Diane Kornegay, Clay County's current assistant superintendent for instruction, will replace Deputy Superintendent Denise Adams when she retires at the end of May.

1/23/2015

The new California funding formula can be read to encourage school districts to keep students classified as English learners longer than necessary to receive more money. The state should remove this incentive by altering the formula to allow districts to continue to receive grants for students at least two years after they are reclassified.

1/23/2015

The new Quick Key Pro mobile app's assessment software eliminates grading by hand, gives access to real-time data and enables teachers to scan assignments for a greater number of students.

1/23/2015

Nureva Inc. announced its first education product, Nureva Troove digital portfolio software. This cloud-based solution is designed for K12 students to show learning progress and teacher and parent input.

1/23/2015

HP launched new assessment technology, hardware products, software bundles and online educator training courses, including National Education Technology Assessment, HP Education Edition tablets and a notebook, and HP Teaching with Technology online courses, among other products.

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