K12 Headlines

6/16/2015

6/16/2015

A state senator has introduced a new version of the oversight bill that would provide even stricter oversight of the Orthodox Jewish-run East Ramapo School Board. The bill would require the board to submit its annual budgets to the state comptroller before being adopted each year.

6/16/2015

To this day, school buses are still not required to have seat belts. It seems hard to believe that we continue to allow children to travel to and from school in large buses with little protection other than the seat in front of them in the event of a crash.

6/16/2015

Pairing Knovation’s advanced personalized learning solutions with Northwest Evaluation Association’s new assessment tool, Skills Navigator, will help educators streamline the process of monitoring, measuring and delivering individualized instruction.

6/16/2015

Clay Community Schools chose educator Jeffery Fritz as superintendent of the school corporation. He takes over from retiring Superintendent Kimberly Tucker. Fritz has taught in Clay Community Schools for 14 years and has served as principal of Jackson Township Elementary School for 16 years.

6/16/2015

Livonia Public Schools Superintendent Randy Liepa has been named as the superintendent of Michigan's regional educational service agency that provides services and support to Wayne County’s 33 school districts. Liepa has been with Livonia, one of the 10 biggest districts in the state, since 1994.

6/16/2015

Up to a quarter of Orleans Parish school system employees will be getting pink slips this summer, Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. said. Since most of its schools are independently run charters, a smaller central office is needed. The cuts also were needed to push more money to the traditional schools.

6/16/2015

Carol Kelley, who has been head of the Branchburg school district since 2012, has resigned to become the superintendent of District 97 in Oak Park, Illinois. Kelley came to the district after serving three years as director for curriculum and instruction at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

6/16/2015

TeacherLists has partnered with SchoolInfoApp, a mobile app developer and manager, to streamline school supply shopping for educators and parents. SchoolInfoApp has embedded TeacherLists functionality into its services, allowing teachers to use the new functionality to enhance the sharing of their school supply lists.

6/16/2015

The new series on games and gaming in the classroom, hosted by K-12 Tech Decisions, is written with Mitch Weisburgh, co-founder and director at Games 4 Ed. He will explore the way games are used in schools today, how schools find games, and how they are incorporated into lessons and curricula.

6/15/2015

6/15/2015

The blow to students of a redesigned, more rigorous SAT college entrance exam may get softened by the offer of a free test prep program. The College Board has teamed up with Khan Academy, which will provide students with free resources to prepare for the new test.

6/15/2015

Senate leaders have agreed on a bipartisan proposal to meet the state’s constitutional obligation to fully fund basic education and provide an equitable education for all students. They also agree that more revenue will be needed but now need to decide where it should come from.

6/15/2015

State education leaders aren't satisfied with Utah's place in the middle of the academic pack. Right now, 84 percent of high schoolers in the state say they are college-bound, but only one in four of them scored proficiently in all four areas of the ACT.

6/15/2015

Data is limited, but early studies point to better grades, fewer suspensions and reports of better mental health among student meditators.

6/15/2015

Compassion and personal well-being may not be among the traditional core classes in elementary school but educators say such lessons have become increasingly vital as students face more stresses and trauma.

6/15/2015

An analysis by the Iowa Department of Education says the Iowa Board of Education has the authority to determine the next state standardized exam, a conclusion that brings the board one step closer to adopting Smarter Balanced tests.

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