K12 Headlines

7/2/2015

7/2/2015

Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s redesigned system for supporting and overseeing schools entered a new phase with the official launch of seven new help centers where schools will turn for guidance on everything from budgeting to teacher training.

7/1/2015

7/1/2015

myON has added elementary and middle school titles from Candlewick Press's digital content to its personalized literacy environment, Publisher Program.

7/1/2015

Apperson Inc. has partnered with Open Circle, a provider of evidence-based curriculum and professional development for social and emotional learning in elementary schools. Apperson will align the skills from its Evo Social-Emotional Learning assessment with skills and practices from the Open Circle Curriculum.

7/1/2015

The K12 mobile device management company released a carrier cart and three charging stations to safely store, sync and charge mobile devices at schools, especially those with 1-to-1 programs and flexible learning environments.

7/1/2015

The Kansas Legislature is again in a dilemma over school funding. Cutting education funding so a select few can benefit from income tax decreases is not fair to the Kansas students and will ultimately hurt the state's economy in the long term through a less-prepared workforce.

7/1/2015

The legislators approved a measure requiring all schools to publish their immunization rates and to break out the rates by disease. The The Oregon Health Authority currently publishes the state's vaccination rates, but it doesn't break out the immunizations by disease.

7/1/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel directed Chicago Public Schools to meet Tuesday's deadline for a $634 million contribution to Chicago's teachers retirement fund but warned making the state-mandated payment would lead the cash-strapped district to make classroom cuts ahead of the new school year.

7/1/2015

An open government advocacy group that sued the Trenton Board of Education for violating the state's Open Public Meetings Act won key pieces of the lawsuit. The orders instruct the city's school board to change the way they enter executive session at meetings and keep better notes of what they discuss.

7/1/2015

Given the depths from which New Orleans' schools started their journey, much more needs to be done. Offering school-level autonomy to all schools, engaging community leaders to help solve the problem and funding the interventions are three lessons that the city has already learned.

7/1/2015

The Indiana Department of Education wants to ease up on schools' A to F accountability grades because of a predicted 20-30 percent drop in ISTEP scores — based on other states that implemented similar test changes to comply with federal standards.

7/1/2015

A motion was granted for the stay of operation and enforcement of the order by a three-judge panel announced Friday. This means that the $54 million due back to Kansas schools by July 1 will not be required for payment immediately.

7/1/2015

Washington, D.C.'s school district agencies in charge of school modernization broke rules, spent money on the wrong projects, and couldn't account for millions in modernization spending, according to a new report.

7/1/2015

A new committee has been appointed to review how Colorado school districts can best handle students' mental health issues and keep schools safe. The legislative committee will study and evaluate programs and methods for identifying and monitoring students in crisis, developing standardized criteria for school personnel and more.

7/1/2015

Vernier Software & Technology has launched the Go Wireless Link to provide a way to wirelessly collect data from more than 40 sensors on tablets and mobile devices in science and STEM classrooms.

6/30/2015

6/30/2015

A Kansas court has ordered the state to pay up for poor school districts with equity - an amount close to $54 million. The panel of three judges, assigned to look at school finance, also declared that some parts of the new Block “Grant” finance system for K12 schools is not constitutional.

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