K12 Headlines

7/17/2015

7/17/2015

To bolster its student re-engagement program, Davenport CSD has partnered with Graduation Alliance to use its standards-aligned, fully accredited program to provide an online alternative for students who have struggled in a traditional education setting.

7/17/2015

A federal judge has decided to limit the U.S. Department of Justice's oversight of the Allentown School District to one more year. Federal officials had proposed an additional two years of oversight as the district works to implement a plan to address sexual harassment claims within the school district.

7/17/2015

To bridge the gap between school years for anxious parents and its nearly 356,000 students, the fourth-largest U.S. school district in the nation created an annual online catalog designed to address everything from school holidays to bus transportation to vaccination requirements.

7/17/2015

A effort to increase kids’ scientific knowledge of climate change failed in the Senate, after one senator expressed concern that the measure would result in a lot of “wasted paper.” The measure would have created a competitive grant program for public school districts to develop or improve climate change education curricula.

7/17/2015

Under a new spending plan, Jefferson Parish public school teachers will get a $600 bonus this school year, while most other employees will get a $500 bonus. The BP settlement, which totals $32.7 million before attorney fees, stems from damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

7/17/2015

Some advocates for children in Massachusetts are suggesting another way to help stem the opioid epidemic: Beginning with a survey, screen every public school student for substance use. With more than 1,000 overdose deaths last year, advocates say the state should focus on prevention as early as middle school.

7/17/2015

State legislators do not need to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor last year on behalf of 21 school districts, including the state’s second-largest district.

7/17/2015

Many school-discipline disparities are born of failures to communicate, the rubbing together of differently socialized people, and structures left in place from before the goal was to educate all children. Using restorative justice and trauma-informed care tools, districts can change the existing discipline structure and address communication and socialization issues.

7/16/2015

7/16/2015

From the list of zero-tolerance offenses to the length of time kids are kept out of school, the Florida county's students can expect dramatic changes in discipline this fall as part of a district task force's proposed reforms.

7/16/2015

East Lansing schools will suspend the use of an outside contractor who helped teach the district's sex education curriculum. The vote came three months after the district came under fire for its sex education curriculum at the high school, which has an abstinence-only component.

7/16/2015

The Mississippi State Board of Education has chosen the company to be responsible for the program management of the state's grades 3–8 English language arts and mathematic summative assessments, as well as several end-of-course assessments.

7/16/2015

Guidebook launched a new platform, Guidebook Builder, which gives any organization the ability to create and manage native iOS and Android apps for venues and events.

7/16/2015

Fostoria schools will seek voter approval of a $47 million project to construct a new junior/senior high school building and renovate another school. Taxpayers in the school district would contribute about $9.4 million.

7/16/2015

The North Dakota district's school board voted to seek an attorney general's opinion on whether two school district projects qualify for a state low-interest loan fund for new school construction.

7/16/2015

Writing down their internal motivations and connecting daily efforts to positive goals can help young people solidify their identities as students and locate, ground and ultimately resolve anxiety and the associated stress.

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