K12 Headlines

3/3/2015

3/3/2015

Atlantic City High School principal John DeStefano will become the new superintendent of the Buena Regional School District. He replaces Walt Whitaker, who left in December.

3/3/2015

By letting moral values remain opinion - questionable at will by second graders and college students alike - we give those opinions the power to change, and the power to change us. So as a parent, we should teach morals, values and opinions. The schools will teach the children to question us. In that way, we all end up on the right side of history.

3/3/2015

The AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy, a new collaboration between AASA, The School Superintendents Association and Howard University, has been launched to prepare school district leadership for certification and success in urban and increasingly diverse suburban settings.

3/3/2015

Understanding Dyslexia, a new professional development program about dyslexia, has been launched by MindPlay as an online program that helps teachers identify and better understand students who have dyslexia.

3/3/2015

The South Carolina district's trustees voted to hire Craig Witherspoon, even as controversy swirled about him and another of the three top finalists and some parents sought to delay the vote. Witherspoon most recently served as superintendent of Alabama's Birmingham City Schools.

3/3/2015

Higley USD named Mike Thomason, currently the district's assistant superintendent of operations, as its next superintendent. Current Superintendent Denise Birdwell will retire at the end of the school year.

3/3/2015

The Ohio district chose David J. Brand to serve as its superintendent. Brand, who serves as superintendent of South Central Local Schools in Greenwich in Huron County, was selected by the board of education from seven finalists for the position.

3/3/2015

The debut of Florida's new computerized testing system stumbled in its first hours Monday, as more than half of the state's school districts reported trouble accessing material online.

3/3/2015

High schools throughout out New Mexico saw a massive walkout from students to welcome in the first day of testing under the state’s new PARCC standardized test.

3/3/2015

Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) announced plans to introduce legislation that would relax the U.S. Department of Agriculture rules for schools when it comes to serving whole grain products and reducing sodium levels.

3/3/2015

Nearly 100 private and religious schools have applied to be a part of Wisconsin's voucher program next fall. That is up from 68 schools that applied for this year. Enrollment is limited to 1,000 students, and if more than that apply, only the 25 schools with the most applicants will be allowed in the program.

3/3/2015

New York City public school students were allowed to have their phones in school for the first time after the city officially ended the cell phone ban. Each school has developed its own rules for the phones, including allowing students to use them only during lunch and in designated areas.

3/3/2015

Legislation introduced in the House and Senate would give Michigan school officials flexibility to raise money at least three times a week by selling snacks now banned under federal guidelines.

3/3/2015

Parents who want to send their kids to private school could get state funding for tuition if supporters of a new proposal get their way. A bill that would establish 'Education Savings Accounts' is making its way through the Legislature.

3/3/2015

Securing billions of new private dollars for school energy-efficiency projects in low-income, disadvantaged areas would allow the resulting energy savings to remain with each school.

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