K12 Headlines

2/17/2015

2/17/2015

The House Education and the Workforce Committee have passed a bill to reauthorize the long-outdated No Child Left Behind Act. The bill would give states more flexibility in designing accountability systems and consolidate dozens of federal education programs.

2/17/2015

Indiana’s public schools would see a $469 million increase in funding in the new two-year state budget under a proposal released by majority House Republicans that also includes an additional $40 million in grants for charter schools.

2/17/2015

The money, which is included in the current city budget, will pay for training in conflict resolution for school staff and other aspects of the sweeping changes to student discipline procedures.

2/17/2015

The Missouri Senate is expected to debate proposed changes to the student transfer law this week. Four bills had been proposed that would take different approaches at changing the law that lets students in poor-performing schools transfer to better performing ones, at the expense of the sending school.

2/17/2015

A group of Tampa students were the first of about 3,000 Hillsborough County freshmen to try out new hands-only CPR training kits, which the American Heart Association and St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine are providing to eight county high schools.

2/17/2015

More than a dozen states now grade their public schools using the traditional A through F system. North Carolina is the latest to try it, and most of its high-poverty schools received D's and F's from the state education agency last week.

2/17/2015

Rather than address issues such as skyrocketing pension costs, the Pennsylvania Legislature sits back while local school boards grapple with the uncertainties of state aid. It wastes a tremendous amount of administrative time preparing budgets that are not realistic until the state budget is adopted.

2/17/2015

The New York district's school board selected Andrew Selesnick as its next superintendent. He has served the Chappaqua school district for 23 years, most recently as assistant superintendent for leadership development and human resources.

2/17/2015

After five years at the helm of the rural 11-town Regional School Unit 3, Superintendent Heather Perry will be heading south this summer to lead the Gorham School District.

2/13/2015

2/13/2015

Joseph Davis, a superintendent from a small, high-poverty district in North Carolina, is the next superintendent of the struggling Missouri district. He replaces Art McCoy, who resigned last spring.

2/13/2015

The new bill would allow a for-profit company to manage a charter school, but the charter governing body still retains administrative oversight. The governing body would have to provide information about the potential for-profit charter operator’s track record to the chartering authority.

2/13/2015

Between 2008 and 2013, in-school arrests dropped 34.8 percent statewide while expulsions declined 31 percent and out-of-school suspensions fell 46.5 percent, according to a report released by Connecticut Voices for Children. However, minority students face disciplinary action more often than their white peers.

2/13/2015

Most likely, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is just seeing what any close watcher of urban districts can see. It's clear to education experts that only a few traditional urban school districts favored with both strong leadership and resources can continue to improve pretty much on their own.

2/13/2015

PublicSchoolWORKS has released a new online staff training course to address peer discriminatory harassment and the confidentiality, due-process rights and freedom of speech requirements for district administrators.

2/13/2015

The American Heart Association is lobbying the Florida Legislature this session to pass a bill that teaches CPR. Florida's schools are meant to teach students essential life skills. Learning how to save someone's life qualifies as critical education.

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