K12 Headlines

7/14/2015

7/14/2015

The Los Angeles County Office of Education has selected Impero Education Pro as its network and classroom management solution for the launch of a new initiative to modernize and update the technology infrastructure across its entire network of more than 80 public school districts.

7/14/2015

The former New Jersey education commissioner is the new state-appointed superintendent of Newark Public Schools. Christopher Cerf's arrival could mark the beginning of the end of two decades of state control over New Jersey's largest public school district.

7/14/2015

The new cloud-based point of sale and school meal program accountability software, Solana, enables school nutrition staff to capture and report the data required for meal program accountability, including fast payment, student eligibility management, and a real-time reporting center.

7/14/2015

An assistant professor in Wingate University’s Graduate School of Education has been offered the job as the new superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson County. Once confirmed, Rick Watkins would replace Johnny Hunt, who retired after serving as the district’s superintendent for nine years.

7/13/2015

7/13/2015

The new arrangement will ultimately put an end to a five-year agreement with Pearson that had become the subject of anger and protest from parent and teacher groups throughout the state.

7/13/2015

School districts have been dealing with the use of Confederate symbols in sports for years, and not just in the South. From New York and Massachusetts, to Texas and Florida, schools have disassociated themselves with nicknames like Rebels and logos that feature gray-clad Confederate soldiers and the battle flag itself.

7/13/2015

Chicago Public Schools will increase organized sports opportunities for girls at a minimum of 12 high schools for the coming school year as part of a broader settlement with federal investigators who found "significant" gender-based participation gaps in district sports programs.

7/13/2015

Many are policy items the state's leading Republicans slipped into the proposal with no public debate, such as allowing the Milwaukee County executive to take over failing schools in Milwaukee, creating a special-needs voucher program and requiring all students to pass a civics test to graduate.

7/13/2015

The Bureau of Indian Education has set curriculums for years. But the federal agency gave seven tribes funds to develop their own school boards and curriculums, including the teaching of indigenous languages.

7/13/2015

Texas' current truancy law, which allows schools to file misdemeanor charges against students who play hooky too often, appears to be working the way its designers hoped. But the rules will change when students return to school this fall, and there is widespread disagreement on what to expect.

7/13/2015

In an early glimpse of how much tougher state tests could be in the Common Core era, a new federal report released in July shows that early adopters of the controversial standards are assessing their students using far higher bars of difficulty.

7/13/2015

The mainstream school system — with its barrage of tests, Common Core and “excellent sheep” — encourages learning as a passive, standardized process. But here and there, with the help of YouTube and thousands of podcasts, a growing group of students and adults are beginning to supplement their education.

7/13/2015

As budget-strapped Chicago follows a mass school closure with a new plan to layoff more than 1,400 teachers, one set of transactions sticks out: the city’s moves to refinance $1 billion in debt through complex financial instruments called swaps.

7/13/2015

A jury in Washington state has decided the Clover Park School District owes a developmentally disabled girl more than $754,000 for failing to protect her from a troubled classmate who sexually assaulted her in a school bathroom.

7/13/2015

In contrast to door-blocking devices, the Securitech QID (Quick Intruder Deadbolt) classroom lock is activated by pushing a button to instantly activate both the deadbolt and the lever handle lock. The mechanism can also be opened from the outside by first responders and other authorized personnel.

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