K12 Headlines

3/17/2015

3/17/2015

Under a new partnership, when teachers deliver a STAR assessment from Renaissance Learning, results will directly link to a large collection of skill-aligned resources from OpenEd. ­

3/17/2015

The Missouri district's school board has picked Sean Alan Smith, now superintendent in the Archie School District. He will succeed Blaine Henningsen, who has announced plans to retire after seven years with the district.

3/17/2015

Cañon City School District has named George Welsh, currently Center School District's superintendent, as its top administrator. He will replace retiring Superintendent Robin Gooldy at the end of the school year.

3/17/2015

Brooklyn’s once-proud Boys & Girls High School is in bad shape with an under 40 percent graduation rate. To counter Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desire to take over the Bedford-Stuyvesant school, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has chosen to use it to show that the city can fix its troubles without the state takeover Cuomo wants for many schools.

3/17/2015

Pointing to increased high school graduation rates, President Barack Obama said he hopes that Republican lawmakers focus on educating every child and not shifting money away from needy districts. He's also calling for a focus on low-performing schools, annual assessments and investments in special education and English-language learners.

3/17/2015

The Alabama county's board of education has asked a U.S. District Court judge to decide the fate of Gardendale's proposal to form a new school system. The board alleges that its ability to live up to a 50-year-old desegregation order could be hurt if Gardendale splinters off without first paying millions of dollars so new schools could be built for displaced county students.

3/17/2015

A national group that promotes tax-funded, privately operated charter schools, gave Ohio low marks for its state laws and policies allowing the growth of the alternative public schools. Center for Education Reform's report ranked Ohio 28 out of the 42 states and District of Columbia that allow charter schools.

3/17/2015

Gaps in wealth, not in education, between black and white families may be the most powerful force locking Americans into their social class. Black Americans with college degrees have less in savings and other assets than white Americans who dropped out of high school.

3/17/2015

A proposed Maine bill would allow school districts to lower the mandatory attendance age from 7 to 5. It gives schools the power to step in on behalf of its youngest students before a truancy pattern develops. But for it to be effective, schools have to collect and monitor real-time data on attendance, so they can identify at-risk students and respond quickly.

3/17/2015

District officials are asking the Alabama attorney general for an opinion as to whether the Hoover school board has to release individual employees' payroll records when salary schedules are available and employees object.

3/17/2015

Honeywell and NASA's hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, is making its way to New Jersey's middle schools this spring. The show is an interactive, traveling hip-hop concert that uses music videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach and inspire students to pursue careers in STEM.

3/16/2015

3/16/2015

If the linkage can be established between a student’s civil right to a free and appropriate education, their attempt to enter a charter school and subsequent denial of same because of an existing law (the charter school cap), then the aforementioned barristers will have created the potential for a landmark case, comparable to any in the annals of education law in Massachusetts.

3/16/2015

Education has become highly competitive. We hear about district, statewide, national and international data. We hear politicians and interest groups tell us their interpretation of this data, which they use as a basis to further their agendas. Unfortunately, the resulting headlines don’t always tell the whole story.

3/16/2015

The correlation between school spending and student achievement is far weaker than commonly thought.

3/16/2015

If everybody in state and local government sat down with everyone who cares about education and said, "Let's make the messiest, most fractured way to change how we educate our children," it would look like what's happening now.

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