K12 Headlines

4/6/2015

4/6/2015

Across the country, school officials say the improving job market has exacerbated the substitute teacher shortage, as people who might have taken substitute positions can now find full-time jobs.

4/6/2015

A report released last month by New York University found that many of the proposals that advocates have suggested to help bolster black and Latino enrollment at top high schools wouldn't make much of a dent — indeed, the researchers found that they might do the opposite.

4/6/2015

North Carolina schools will have to improve the quality of emergency help on hand when students suffer sports injuries, the State Board of Education determined Thursday.

4/3/2015

4/3/2015

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System picked Warren Drake, the former superintendent of the Zachary school district. Drake has spent much of his career working in East Baton Rouge schools.

4/3/2015

New York's top education official wants to exempt high-performing districts from the new teacher- and principal-evaluation system that state lawmakers approved this week and give those districts more autonomy.

4/3/2015

New Jersey schools spent an average of $19,211 to educate each student last year, a 1.6 percent increase from the 2012-13 school year. Spending varied widely among local districts, according to figures released by the state Department of Education.

4/3/2015

The California district's school officials have sued the city for allegedly allowing pot dispensaries to set up shop near schools. State law prohibits dispensaries from operating within 600 feet of educational institutions, but Compton’s municipal ordinances actually ban marijuana shops.

4/3/2015

The Concordia school district and Twin Valley School District plan to end the academic year early to save money, citing financial pressures caused by reduced state aid for this academic year.

4/3/2015

The Illinois school district hired Dwight Stricklin as its next superintendent. Stricklin, who is superintendent and principal at Kansas Elementary School in southeastern Illinois, will succeed Curt Nettles.

4/3/2015

The Washington district's board of directors selected Tammy Campbell, who is currently serving as the assistant superintendent for learning and teaching in the Renton School District. The superintendent position was vacated after former Superintendent Rob Neu became the head of the Oklahoma City Public School District.

4/3/2015

AccessILS is a newly available platform that allows library industry content providers struggling with developing technology to integrate their digital catalogs with their legacy systems to manage their physical catalogs.

4/3/2015

Trust is so basic to the function of public education that we don’t talk about it much. Atlanta’s educators demolished that trust — and in the process deprived some students of honest evaluations of how their educations were proceeding.

4/3/2015

Vouchers, charter schools, new learning standards, new assessments or other reforms foisted upon school systems are not the solution. We should know by now that there is no singular solution but rather a matrix of solutions.

4/3/2015

New legislation would expand the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act, which requires schools to provide a moment of silence. That 2007 act has been upheld in the courts because what the student reflects upon is the individual student’s choice. We need to strike a balance between religious neutrality and a student’s right to exercise their religion.

4/3/2015

Schneider Electric announced that the California Energy Commission has awarded a $4.1 million grant to the California school district to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects including heating, ventilation, HVAC replacements, energy management system optimization, LED lighting and photovoltaic systems.

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