K12 Headlines

4/21/2015

4/21/2015

Pinellas County Schools suspended Florida Standards Assessment testing until further notice due to computer software issue issues. Florida's Department of Education also gave notice that the state's server was experiencing problems.

4/21/2015

Lexia Learning and Clever are teaming up to provide seamless integration between Lexia Reading Core5's fundamental literacy technology and a school or district’s student information system. By using Clever's technology, student enrollment records, staff accounts and class rosters are automatically updated on a nightly basis.

4/21/2015

The School District of Beloit Board of Education voted to offer the top administrator position to interim Co-Superintendent Tom Johnson. He was formerly superintendent of operations and administration. Former Superintendent Steve McNeal announced he was stepping down in December.

4/21/2015

Rural schools and associations representing superintendents, treasurers and school boards largely praised the House-proposed plan to distribute billions of dollars to Ohio’s 610 school districts. The formula now takes into account how much a district can raise with the minimum 20 mills of property taxes required by the state.

4/21/2015

State vouchers averaging $6,628 annually could be offered for private school attendance to as many as 5,000 students who attend poorly performing public schools. With elite private schools and most parochial schools charging much more than that amount, questions arise as to how many private schools will want to accept students with state vouchers.

4/21/2015

Last year, more than 7,400 Louisiana public school students in kindergarten and first, second and third grades were handed out-of-school suspensions. Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Broome wants to all but ban the practice in a new bill, which is sparking controversy with officials from the Louisiana Association of Principals and the Louisiana School Boards Association.

4/21/2015

Black and Latino children in New Jersey are far more likely to live in poverty, struggle in school, and get caught up in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems than white and Asian children, according to a new Advocates for Children of New Jersey report.

4/21/2015

The Edmonds School District is adding 500 security cameras to its campuses as part of a $40 million bond voters approved in 2014. Twenty to 40 cameras will be added to each school, depending on the size of a particular school.

4/21/2015

Nevada senators have passed a bill that bars administrators who make more than $120,000 a year from collective bargaining. It also requires state arbitrators to conduct a hearing on a labor dispute more quickly, and largely prevents raises from taking effect if a union contract expires and a new one is not in place.

4/21/2015

The Ohio district's superintendent of schools, Connie Hathorn, will become the superintendent of the Chapel School District in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

4/21/2015

Muncie Community Schools's director of secondary education will become the next superintendent of Richmond Community Schools. Todd Terrill will replace former Superintendent Allen Bourff, who left in December 2014 to take the same position with Hamilton Southeastern Schools.

4/21/2015

Today, Big Data has replaced many human number crunchers, while robots are drafted for military endeavors and factory floor tasks. Humans are required to be creative, entrepreneurial, problem-solving thinkers. Games-centered curricula could be the best solution for educators to prepare students for today's workforce.

4/21/2015

By imposing a three-year moratorium on new charter school creation and the expansion of existing charter schools, A New Jersey bill, if passed, will mean that fewer children will have access to a great public school education that can put them on track to a better life.

4/21/2015

Curriculum Associates has partnered with Montgomery County Schools to implement the i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction online program for reading and mathematics as part of the district’s new technology-focused A Culture Creating Effective Systems for Success program.

4/21/2015

The Free Teacher Edition of Apperson, Inc.'s Evo Academics assessment platform allows educators to create online quizzes and tests and share tests with colleagues. In addition, teachers can assign tests to students through a student portal and generate student proficiency reports for the standards assessed.

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