K12 Headlines

1/28/2015

1/28/2015

Extron Electronics introduced the SMD 202, a compact, high performance media player and live stream decoder that is adaptable to different network conditions and streaming requirements.

1/28/2015

Louisiana public school enrollment inched up by about 4,800 students this year to 717,896, a rise of less than 1 percent from the 2013-14 academic session. It was the ninth consecutive annual increase since 2005, when hurricanes Katrina and Rita chased off 10 percent of the state's students.

1/28/2015

Sparked by Metro Schools’ expected enrollment growth next school year, the Tennessee city's board of education expressed fears about the district’s budget and being willing to fund the district in full because of a lack of progress from some schools.

1/28/2015

Evan-Moor’s daily practice titles are now available digitally as interactive language, reading and math lessons for whole-class or small-group instruction.

1/28/2015

Texas' Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said he is putting his shoulder-weight behind giving parents more power to choose where their kids go to school by continuing to push a controversial voucher plan that was voted down last session.

1/28/2015

A proposed bill by a Utah senator would not only make state school board elections partisan, it would also extend the partisan system to boards for local school districts.

1/28/2015

State funding of Iowa’s K12 schools would increase a total of 3.7 percent over the next two fiscal years under a bill passed largely along party lines in the Iowa House.

1/28/2015

Opponents of standardized testing who consider noncompliance have found an ally in an Oregon state representative who has sponsored legislation that would give Oregonians the "unrestricted right" to yank their children from statewide assessments. It would also require schools to notify parents of this right prior to testing.

1/28/2015

Florida's system for testing students, grading schools and evaluating teachers is broken and state officials need to fix it, the district's school board says. The action made Pinellas one of many across Florida to formally call on lawmakers and education officials to overhaul the system.

1/28/2015

The new Education Reform Commission will suggest changes to the school funding formula for distributing state tax proceeds to 180 local school districts. The formula dates to the 1980s and the state has been under funding it for over a decade.

1/28/2015

As long as accountability measures are fully controlled by government institutions, the accountability will be lacking. Public officials will always be more tolerant of the systemic failure of schools than the public itself because, with rare exceptions, their children aren’t the ones being failed. Real accountability is rooted in choice.

1/27/2015

1/27/2015

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant will retire at the end of the school year after five years in the position with the Missouri district.

1/27/2015

Better jobs, better wages, better infrastructure, early childhood education, more resources for the most burdened schools, universal access to health care. Those things alleviate poverty. And that, in turn, gives schools a fighting chance.

1/27/2015

School finance formulas include additional state and federal funding for poor kids. But those agreements were struck when lower-income kids were in the minority. What happens as low-income children become the majority nationally? Education practices, policies and financing must adjust to growing numbers of needy families and children.

1/27/2015

When children are matched with schools that reflect their interests, talents, skills and needs, they feel more comfortable, more motivated and more inspired to learn.

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