K12 Headlines

8/11/2015

8/11/2015

The myON 3.0 upgraded literacy solution from the Capstone business unit includes new writing tools, student and educator interfaces, advancements in content recommendations based upon individual student interests and Lexile reading level, gamification, and improved enhancements to the monitoring and reporting functions.

8/11/2015

The New York district chose Brasher Falls High School Principal Tracy Davison to lead. The vacancy originally arose when former Superintendent Brian Hunt left to take a similar position at Voorheesville Central School.

8/11/2015

A new state law—signed by the governor—requires New Jersey's Department of Education to study the feasibility and potential benefits or consequences of starting school later at middle and high schools. In the state, about 85 percent of middle and high schools start before 8:30 a.m.

8/11/2015

Fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began the school day at the recommended 8:30 a.m. start time or later during the 2011-12 school year, according to CDC data.

8/11/2015

Phoenix Union High School District has selected the company as their primary online and blended learning solution to provide access to its full curriculum and offer Blended Learning and Blended Learning Services to the district’s 16 schools and over 27,000 students.

8/11/2015

Capac Community Schools has selected a new superintendent. Stephen Bigelow, currently the principal at Cousino High School in Warren, was selected to replace Charles Smith, who retired this year.

8/11/2015

After facing complaints from parents, school administrators and students at the schools, the system will return them to the original bell times. In all, 40 schools will change bell times and eight other schools agreed to an alternative in an effort for the struggling school district to save money on busing.

8/11/2015

A judge has ruled that a father can legally open carry his pistol inside of his daughter's elementary school despite a legal challenge from the school district. State law prevents people from carrying concealed firearms on school property. However, the law allows individuals with concealed pistol licenses to openly carry in schools.

8/11/2015

How much charter school moguls’ donations to legislators influenced the delay of a law that would dramatically change how Ohio’s charter schools operate might never be measured. The proposed changes would prevent failing charter schools from swapping sponsors to avoid closure and various other requirements.

8/11/2015

Districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science and special education — a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers. Schools are looking for applicants everywhere they can and wooing candidates earlier and quicker.

8/11/2015

A graduate of Cherry Hill’s school system has been named the New Jersey district’s next superintendent. Joseph Meloche, currently an assistant superintendent, will be promoted to the top administrator position. He will succeed Maureen Reusche, who left to head the school district in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

8/11/2015

Many groups are teaming up with local communities to install school gardens in areas with low access to fresh, healthy foods. These gardens are really outdoor classrooms where kids learn valuable lessons — not just about nutrition, but also about science and math, even business skills.

8/11/2015

The state wants all its public elementary schools to encourage fathers to be more involved in their children's education. The goal for the late September day is for fathers or other significant male figures to take their kids to school and learn a little about how important they are to youngsters' academic success.

8/11/2015

Tax revenues continue to surge into the state’s treasury with a projected surplus. Meanwhile, it’s pouring on the heads of Arizona’s schoolchildren, as the Legislature still hasn’t ponied up more than $330 million that a superior court judge has said the schools are owed in inflation funding this year.

8/11/2015

Open Assessment Technologies S.A.—an Open Source assessment platform provider—will head up the new IMS Executive Board on Assessment. The organization seeks to accelerate the adoption of e-assessment solutions by establishing strong interoperability between assessment content and platforms.

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