K12 Headlines

10/24/2014

10/24/2014

A controversial proposal to overhaul how Illinois funds public schools won't come up for debate during the General Assembly's fall veto session. The proposal, which seeks to bring more state aid to poorer districts, has stirred debate since it moved through the Senate.

10/24/2014

Thomas Tucker is leaving at the end of this school year to become superintendent of the Princeton school district in ohio . Princeton’s outgoing superintendent announced in June that he would be leaving by the end of December.

10/24/2014

Under the plan introduced by Superintendent Karen Garza, high schools in Fairfax Countywill start nearly an hour later, at 8 or 8:10 a.m., while middle school students would move 15 minutes earlier than they currently begin.

10/24/2014

The Douglas County School District in Colorado is being sued for the promotion of Christian organizations and their proselytizing efforts by district employees, according to an American Humanist Association lawsuit.

10/24/2014

Some middle and high school students in Burlington will be required to buy public transportation bus passes or pay the school $150 for rides through the end of the school year. Students who qualify for free lunches will still continue to have free rides.

10/24/2014

The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year, fueling arguments from opponents that the program is really about subsidizing private school education rather than helping students escape poorly performing public schools.

10/24/2014

The state Education Department and the attorney general's office announced that a compliance review of school district enrollment policies and procedures for unaccompanied minors and other undocumented students will be conducted immediately.

10/24/2014

The state House has moved legislation that would prevent schools in Pennsylvania from quietly transferring or hiring teachers and other school staff who have sexually harassed, abused or exploited students.

10/24/2014

LAUSD and 14 other school districts across California launched a pilot program that aims to bring the farm-to-table movement to school campuses. The California Thursdays initiative seeks to increase healthy, homegrown food in school meals and reduce schools' dependence on processed foods.

10/24/2014

There is no doubt an element of mental illness is involved with each school shooting. However, “gun-free” zones serve as magnets to these shooters. We can better prepare ourselves for and defend against these mass shootings by eliminating “gun-free” zones and educating ourselves about handgun safety.

10/24/2014

Thousands of North Carolina schoolchildren may be taking their classes through home computers next year, after state lawmakers created a pilot program that will add two online-based schools. It could send millions in public education dollars from local school districts to private curriculum providers.

10/24/2014

Bryan Luizzi, who was the New Canaan High School principal for three years, became interim superintendent of schools July 1, following the retirement of Mary Kolek. Less than four months after that, the board has voted to approve his promotion to be superintendent.

10/24/2014

Charter Schools USA has partnered with Performance Matters to implement the UNIFY assessment platform and the Performance Matters Assessment and Data Management System across all 70 of its schools in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan and North Carolina.

10/24/2014

Total Motivation, a new standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum, has been launched by Mentoring Minds with print and online solutions.

10/24/2014

On New York's Long Island, not-in-my-backyard resentment and bureaucratic obstruction are getting in the way of equal treatment under the law. These schools have an obligation to meet, and children to teach. They have to find the money and will to do it.

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