K12 Headlines

1/30/2015

1/30/2015

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System designated 90 school districts statewide, which is 13 percent of districts, as fiscally stressed. Statewide, this second year of scoring designated 10 school districts in "significant fiscal stress," 27 in "moderate fiscal stress" and 53 as "susceptible to fiscal stress."

1/30/2015

STI integrated Chalkable classroom management tools for teachers within its flagship InformationNOW student information system. This integration removes the need for double entry of data by teachers and provides automatic reporting of grades and assignments.

1/30/2015

The two companies have released a new self-paced, interactive digital safety module for students ages 8-11 focusing on cybersecurity as part of the Intel Security Digital Safety Program.

1/30/2015

Brian Lee, high school principal at Diamond School District in Diamond, Missouri, will be taking over as superintendent of the Scott City School District.

1/30/2015

Maine is in danger of losing an important federal waiver that could have ramifications on funding for the state’s public schools unless the Legislature changes the way teachers and principals are evaluated before March 15, according to the Maine Department of Education.

1/30/2015

The 5,500 school buses in South Carolina's fleet are owned and maintained by the state, not the school districts. South Carolina law recommends that the state replace around 360 buses each year, but it's not a requirement. Last year, only nine buses were replaced.

1/30/2015

The Pennsylvania district's school board voted to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to begin offering full-day kindergarten for every district student next school year. The expansion into all 16 Bethlehem elementary schools is aimed at improving third-grade outcomes.

1/30/2015

The National Center for Education Statistics released its latest data from the 2011-2012 school year on how much money states are investing in public school students. The District of Columbia and New York took the top spots, spending over $19,000 per student. Utah and Idaho spent the least per student, around $6,500.

1/30/2015

The result of so many assessments is hours of instructional time sacrificed in favor of testing and test prep, testified Hanover Park Regional High School District Superintendent Carol Grossi in front of the Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments in New Jersey.

1/30/2015

Michigan's Central Montcalm Public School District has promoted Amy Meinhardt to superintendent. She has been with the district in various capacities since college graduation, most recently as interim superintendent and principal.

1/30/2015

Brad Miner has been offered the job of superintendent for the U.S.D. 247 Southeast school district in Cherokee. He has accepted the position pending release from his current contract as principal of Royster Middle School in Chanute, Kansas.

1/30/2015

A mass school shooting in Maryland is a matter of when, not if, a state lawmaker said as he renewed his proposal to put an armed officer in every public school. A House committee held a hearing on a bill that would put about 900 trained officers in Maryland schools before the next school year begins.

1/30/2015

Iowa school boards would have full control over school year starting dates and their entire academic year calendar under a contentious bill that cleared an Iowa Senate subcommittee. The bill now heads to the Iowa Senate Education Committee.

1/29/2015

1/29/2015

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to take over the Little Rock School District, removing the local school board immediately but keeping Superintendent Dexter Suggs on an interim basis.

1/29/2015

South Carolina's new superintendent of education, Molly Spearman, has lifted the complete ban on selling unhealthy snacks in schools that began last July under the "Smart Snacks" provision of the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010."

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