K12 Headlines

3/10/2015

3/10/2015

New legislation would require school districts to consider performance, not just seniority, when laying off teachers. The bill would also make it easier for out-of-state teachers to become licensed in Minnesota.

3/10/2015

Out of 50 states and one district, only nine states have any form of positive LGBT-inclusive sexual education. When sex education or academic curriculum includes positive messages or instruction about LGBT issues there is far less discrimination, prejudice and bullying aimed at LGBT youth.

3/10/2015

A new report on California’s foster youth revealed serious issues with the local school district and state systems of support for this particularly under-performing group of students. The SRI Education and J. Koppich and Associates' report also found that California lacks a comprehensive data system to track foster youth.

3/10/2015

Public schools that improved test scores for struggling students will boost their state performance ratings under a new Nebraska accountability system. The Nebraska Board of Education also decided to seek a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law.

3/10/2015

Pearson and Makerversity unveiled Makerversity DIY - Make Tools for Learning, a new curriculum of hands-on lessons enabling educators to incorporate hands-on activities into core subjects. Aimed at students ages 10 to 14 years old, the first 10 lessons help build competency in STEAM subjects.

3/10/2015

Brevard School Superintendent Brian Binggeli he plans to leave the district to take a job as school superintendent in Plano, Texas. He has been with the Florida district since 2009.

3/10/2015

The Logan City School Board named Frank Schofield as the new superintendent of the Logan City School District. He will replace retiring Superintendent Marshall Garret.

3/10/2015

Scott Koenigsknecht, the current superintendent of the Montcalm Area ISD, has been offered the Ingham ISD superintendent's position. He would replace current superintendent Stan Kogut, who will retire in June.

3/10/2015

John Bash was named to be the Washington district’s next superintendent. He is currently assistant superintendent of North Thurston Public Schools. In November, the Tumwater School Board voted not to renew Superintendent Mike Kirby’s contract after it expires in June.

3/10/2015

Grand Rapids Public Schools will begin engaging the community for support on a 30-year, $175 million November ballot proposal beginning in April. Most of the bond — more than $150 million would go toward building construction.

3/10/2015

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey introduced a bill aimed at reducing the rate of student suspension across the nation's schools. The Keep Kids in School Act specifically takes aim at the discrepancies in the nation's suspension rates with students of color and students with disabilities.

3/10/2015

A budget footnote passed during the 2014 budget session of the Legislature halted any discussion of the Next Generation Science Standards and brought to a halt the state-level review of science guidelines. With legislative restrictions lifted, the State Board of Education is set to get back to work on its science standards.

3/9/2015

3/9/2015

A mix of unusually volatile property values and shifting school-funding formulas over the past decade has detached school funding from reality in Ohio, a veteran researcher says.

3/9/2015

Congress is grappling with whether to overhaul or even repeal the 14-year-old law, creating uncertainty in the states about compliance. Federal officials, meanwhile, are considering whether to sanction Texas for failing to comply with federal rules on teacher evaluations.

3/9/2015

The Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative is partnering with WIN Learning to bring WIN Math, a digital career-based, math and workplace skills solution, to schools within the 15 Appalachian counties it serves.

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