K12 Headlines

7/21/2015

7/21/2015

Another federal probe has the Hillsborough County school system in its sights, this one concerning a learning-disabled student. As a result, the district is reminding teachers to assess students without delay, and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is monitoring the district's compliance.

7/21/2015

Less than a month before the new school year begins, Gwinnett County school officials say they are looking for fill 75 teacher vacancies within the district. Almost half of those vacancies are for special education teachers.

7/21/2015

Advocates of body cameras should understand that they’re not necessarily appropriate for all times and places. We should be wary of normalizing surveillance. Children should grow up thinking of body cameras as tools that hold public servants with guns accountable, not devices worn by all manner of authority figures.

7/21/2015

Tax donations are a huge driver of extracurricular activities in Arizona's schools, but the vast difference in contributions between affluent and poor schools raises concerns as the state inches closer to letting schools use the money in the classroom.

7/21/2015

Chicago Public Schools proposed selling the general obligation bonds despite the district's falling credit ratings and other issues. Proceeds would be used to improve school facilities, refund outstanding bonds and more.

7/21/2015

The Texas district welcomed Stetson Roane as the new superintendent of schools. He is coming to Seguin from Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD and will be filling the spot left vacant when former Superintendent Irene Garza resigned after serving as head of the district for 10 years.

7/21/2015

A new superintendent for the Robbinsdale Area School District was hired. Carlton Jenkins previously was the chief academic officer in Atlanta Public Schools. He will replace Aldo Sicoli who resigned to take the superintendent job at Roseville Area Schools.

7/21/2015

As part of its acquisition of the Courseload software, Unizin will now have access to Courseload's eText reader platform, collaborative learning tools, course packs and publisher content.

7/21/2015

Shawnterra Moore, associate superintendent of educational services and categorical programs, has been chosen as the California district's new superintendent. She replaces Alejandro Hogan, who left the district for an assistant superintendent position with the Napa Valley USD.

7/20/2015

7/20/2015

Abundant, available unlicensed spectrum is needed to help K12 schools address network congestion in classrooms. Policymakers should make sure our schools have the bandwidth they need, and that it is broadly spread across all communities so that we don’t create a new digital divide in our schools.

7/20/2015

Seven traditional Arkansas school districts are the first to try out a new state law that allows them to apply to be exempt from a variety of requirements tied to duty-free lunches for staff members, the hiring and firing of teachers and support staff and more.

7/20/2015

The state Education Department released the list of 144 schools from 17 school districts deemed to be "struggling," which puts them on a short-term clock to improve or face a takeover by an outside receiver. Twenty schools are considered "persistently struggling."

7/20/2015

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association voted down a proposal that would have required all public high school sports to play Division I and private school sports to play Division II.

7/20/2015

Nebraska lawmakers will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

7/20/2015

Ohio's broken charter school law has betrayed Ohio's youngsters by allowing charter schools, which outside experts rate as worse, in many cases, than traditional public schools, to flourish.

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