K12 Headlines

1/13/2015

1/13/2015

Gov. Mike Pence’s budget increases K12 funding by $200 million over the next two years, which includes recommendations that charter schools receive more funding than in the past. The increase would amount to about $1,500 per charter school pupil.

1/13/2015

A computer programming error caused the Iowa Department of Revenue to misallocate more than $9 million in sales taxes to be used for school infrastructure projects. School districts in high-retail, metro areas were shorted dollars, while districts in rural areas received more money than they should have.

1/13/2015

School-construction and home-building groups launched an effort to qualify a $9 billion school bond for the November 2016 ballot, only days after Gov. Jerry Brown released a budget plan that minimized the state’s role in paying for building new classrooms and modernizing existing ones.

1/13/2015

With all of the standardized testing in Georgia today, teachers are spending more time proving they’re doing their jobs than being allowed to do them. With frozen pay schedules, we’re also at the point where we can’t offer teachers competitive salaries. Simply put, we’re losing our ability to recruit and retain top talent.

1/13/2015

A contentious Wisconsin bill has been introduced outlining how to hold publicly funded schools accountable for student performance, including creating a new state board that would issue strict penalties to schools that don't improve.

1/13/2015

The governor will ask the Florida Legislature to allocate the highest per-student budget in state history. The "Keep Florida Working" budget proposal also includes almost $20 billion in total K12 education funding, about a one-billion dollar increase compared to the current fiscal year's budget.

1/13/2015

Through an initiative with New York City Public Schools, Isabella Products, Inc. expands its children's tablet pilot program to include Harlem. Fable, a browser-free tablet and content delivery platform designed for children, will be used in second grade classrooms at several schools.

1/13/2015

New teachers may be staying longer in the education field than in the past, according to a new analysis. About 70 percent of beginning teachers are sticking with the profession for at least five years — in both high-poverty and low-poverty schools.

1/13/2015

Princeton High School, a public high school in New Jersey, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service from EBSCO Information Services to improve discoverability of its library resources and to raise the level of the research being conducted by students.

1/13/2015

Renee Garrett, the former superintendent of the Wayne Central School District in Ontario Center, has been named as the new superintendent of the Forestville Central School District in New York. She replaces Charles Leichner, who resigned in July.

1/13/2015

Greg Killough, the schools superintendent for Caroline County since 2008, has accepted a job as the next superintendent of Roanoke County Schools in Virginia. Killough will replace the current superintendent, Lorraine Lange.

1/13/2015

The Auburndale Board of Education has hired William Greb to be the district’s new superintendent. He has spent the previous 21 years in the Three Lakes Public School District, most recently as a principal and assistant superintendent director of curriculum.

1/13/2015

Christopher Tricarico, a former principal and school-support administrator with nearly 20 years of experience, will oversee the Renewal School Office, a new office devoted to Chancellor Carmen Fariña's turnaround program for struggling schools.

1/13/2015

Plans for an $11 million Spanish immersion elementary school in Sioux Falls have been delayed as looming legislation to put new limits on K12 taxes threatens to throw a wrench in the local school district’s building budget.

1/13/2015

Mississippi lawmakers proposed alternate wording for a state constitutional referendum on school funding, raising the likelihood of a showdown on the House floor.

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