K12 Headlines

11/11/2014

11/11/2014

mehealth for ADHD's digital platform, which implements American Academy of Pediatrics' clinical guidelines and DSM-5 to automate the ADHD evaluation process, now includes a Spanish-language component.

11/11/2014

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the state and against the ACLU in its lawsuit on behalf of Highland Park Schools students, alleging inadequate literacy instruction. The court also said students can't sue school districts for failing to comply with statutory requirements related to education.

11/11/2014

One response to cyberbullying is to turn to legislation to regulate behavior. Efforts at creating a culture of empathy, on the other hand, receive far less public attention. Framing online behavior as symptomatic of larger cultural narratives is a much neglected view in the public debate around cyberbullying.

11/11/2014

Police arrests and court citations have replaced or supplemented school-imposed discipline for student misconduct. The best hope for breaking the so-called school-to-court pipeline is parents. In districts where parents have expressed concern, school officials have replaced public law officers with private security workers.

11/11/2014

A former school-board member who quietly ran on a single issue — the repeal of Common Core standards — has apparently won the election for state superintendent of public instruction. Republican Diane Douglas had maintained a narrow lead over Democrat David Garcia.

11/11/2014

New federal guidelines have led to school cafeterias serving healthier lunches than those packed by their parents, according to a new Virginia Tech study on pre-K and kindergarten students' packed and school lunches in rural Virginia.

11/11/2014

Wisconsin public schools would receive $613 million more over the next two years under a budget request made by state Superintendent Tony Evers, a proposal that would have to pass the Republican-controlled Legislature and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker before taking effect.

11/11/2014

Shalee Cunningham, superintendent of Novato USD, announced her retirement at the end of the current school year in June 2015.

11/11/2014

A divided committee of the Ohio Board of Education recommended doing away with staffing requirements for elementary schools. Critics argue that it could lead to the elimination of art, music and physical education classes, along with school nurses, librarians and counselors.

11/11/2014

A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Colorado's Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit.

11/11/2014

The Texas district's board named James “Buck” Gilcrease as the lone finalist for the vacated superintendent position serving Alvin ISD's 20,885 students. Gilcrease was most recently the superintendent of Hillsboro ISD.

11/11/2014

Public school advocates sued top state officials, alleging that an irrational system of distributing state subsidies is creating academic inequities and depriving many students. The lawsuit says the state has established strict academic standards but failed to provide equal resources for students who must meet them.

11/10/2014

11/10/2014

A lawsuit threatens to kill Washington’s push into charter schools before those schools can demonstrate what benefits they can provide for students and parents.

11/10/2014

There is a growing number of so-called “teacher-led” schools operating across the country. With some 70 schools in existence, and another 20 on track to open in the next couple years, they function more like worker cooperatives than traditional top-down schools.

11/10/2014

Edgenuity debuted its new Online Learning and Digital Citizenship curriculum, which includes lessons on interacting with digital curriculum, understanding digital leadership and safety, practicing proper “netiquette,” dealing with online harassment and cyberbullying, and a range of other topics.

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