K12 Headlines

6/27/2014

6/27/2014

The Seaford School District board of education approved the selection of David Perrington as the district’s next superintendent. He was most recently the assistant superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District in Delaware.

6/27/2014

New Orleans' $1.8 billion school facilities rebuilding plan will have to be scaled back due to a budget gap that could total $330 million -- and that threatens officials' goal of putting every public school student in a new or renovated building.

6/27/2014

Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment.

6/27/2014

The San Diego Unified School will receive about $3.5 million, according to the California Department of Education. The remaining amount will be split between Julian, Vallecitos and East County schools. All together, about $51 million was distributed from three grants to 333 programs throughout California.

6/27/2014

HP signed a two-year contract for five out of six categories in the New York State (NYS) Aggregate PC Initiative. As part of the Initiative, HP will be the first-choice provider for nearly 65,000 desktops and 27,000 notebooks for all state agencies.

6/27/2014

Rodney Watson began his responsibilities as Spring ISD's new superintendent. He comes to the district from the Houston ISD, where he most recently served as the district's chief human resources officer.

6/27/2014

The Trenton school district will transport city students with special needs to after-school programs. The district also agreed to notify parents of the agreement because they may have withdrawn their children from school due to transportation hardships.

6/27/2014

America's public school teachers love their jobs, despite feeling underappreciated by society and facing enormous challenges in the workplace, according to a new international survey from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

6/27/2014

The School Reform Commission in March asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to back the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District’s decision to disregard seniority for teacher assignments. The high court without comment denied the district’s request for a ruling.

6/27/2014

The state House approved a measure that broadly bans discrimination against charter school applicants based on their sexual orientation or other federally and constitutionally protected classes.

6/27/2014

Can California K12 school districts provide healthy, safe and educationally modern facilities that promote student achievement with no state funding? Low-wealth and high-need school districts can't do it without state assistance. The state's K12 School Facility Program needs an overhaul.

6/26/2014

6/26/2014

There are a lot of questions to be answered before school districts and the state can expect to effectively implement the new PARCC tests across the state. Until the Department of Education can firm up a cost estimate for these testing changes, lawmakers should indeed put this project on hold.

6/26/2014

myON is expanding its digital literacy platform to include a set of literacy tools to personalize the reading experience for students, while growing instructional capabilities for teachers. The first set of tools to be released support close reading.

6/26/2014

From a research perspective, bilingual is better. From the perspective of an educator, dual language programs view language as a resource that benefits students learning English. States should be in the business of adding to children’s linguistic toolkit and not asking them to leave their best tool at home.

6/26/2014

The Department of Education's budget for arts education is set to get a multi-million dollar boost, and that could help some schools rebuild their their programs after years of budget cuts.

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