K12 Headlines

3/31/2015

3/31/2015

A proposed bill that would allow incorporated cities to form their own school systems by carving out a piece of a larger district using existing local government boundaries had a hearing in the Assembly Education Committee.

3/31/2015

Assistant Superintendent Cameron Ryba will become the Ohio school district's superintendent when John Krupinski retires in July. Ryba has spent nearly 10 years working for the district.

3/31/2015

The United States Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former Morgan Hill high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag tee-shirts inside out during Cinco de Mayo celebration at their school in 2010.

3/31/2015

As many in Delaware call for a change to the state's complicated system of funding schools, some school districts could get the chance to put more resources directly in the classroom under a proposed pilot program.

3/31/2015

The Boston school system is failing to adequately teach thousands of students who speak limited English and provide them with rigorous coursework, nearly five years after promising the federal government it would overhaul programs to comply with civil rights laws, according to an ongoing federal review.

3/31/2015

A coalition studying how to fix the education system in Detroit made sweeping recommendations, including the creation of a Detroit Education Commission to oversee the opening and closing of all city schools. The recommendations also called on the state to assume some of the massive debt of Detroit Public Schools.

3/30/2015

3/30/2015

One of the assertions of the charter movement is that public school tax dollars, once collected, should be attached to the child. But the taxpayers who handed over that money and the community that collected it have an interest in making sure that it's spent in a way that serves the community's greater good with an all-inclusive, community-based, taxpayer-controlled educational system.

3/30/2015

Heated debates over K12 school funding — which is the biggest line item in the state budget at almost $2.9 billion this fiscal year — appear to have stalled the progress of the Iowa Legislature's 2015 session. The lack of a deal on school funding levels means school districts can't develop their budgets for the next academic year.

3/30/2015

Lawmakers in Austin are now debating a bill that would provide school choice and educational freedom. Texas’ system for funding schools is antiquated with two different mechanisms allocating money based on complex formulas. It is difficult to enact true education reform when it’s unclear who is paying the bills.

3/30/2015

Parents at one elementary school are speaking out after a letter sent home with students called out some children for being overweight. After having their body mass index calculated in gym class, the letter the students received listed their current and past BMI and whether the current number fell below, within or above what’s considered “healthy” range.

3/30/2015

A new business intelligence and data analytics platform, 5Sight, is being introduced by Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. to the California public education market. 5Sight enables school administrators to review historical trend data and compare performance metrics for finance, human resources, academic achievement and other school operations.

3/30/2015

The Florida House approved a controversial proposal that could require school districts to share tens of millions of dollars in construction funds with rival charter schools.

3/30/2015

As state and federal school funding sources dry up in Illinois, school districts are having to tap into their reserves and borrow more, despite significant cost-cutting measures taken in recent years, according to a new report by the Illinois State Board of Education.

3/30/2015

Arizona teachers are worried schools could lose the ability to inform parents about bond measures and other election information that affect their children's education if lawmakers pass a House bill. A provision would block school or charter school employees from speaking or distributing information in an official capacity to influence an election.

3/30/2015

The National Shooting Sports Foundation debuted How to Talk to Your Kids about Firearm Safety. The a new educational video, starring champion shooter and mother Julie Golob, was created as a resource to start positive and constructive conversations about firearm safety and help responsibly demystify the subject of guns.

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