K12 Headlines

4/6/2015

4/6/2015

Saying the city of Compton has failed to enforce its own marijuana laws, Compton school officials have sued the city for allegedly allowing pot dispensaries to set up shop near schools.

4/6/2015

Superintendents in the rural Midwest say that bringing children to school costs far more than state transportation aid and siphons money that could go to classroom instruction. With some facing declining enrollment, it’s even tougher to cover the expense.

4/6/2015

North Carolina schools will have to improve the quality of emergency help on hand when students suffer sports injuries, the State Board of Education determined Thursday.

4/6/2015

How a research team at the University of Michigan uses online role-playing to educate and engage the minds of Midwestern schoolchildren.

4/6/2015

A report released last month by New York University found that many of the proposals that advocates have suggested to help bolster black and Latino enrollment at top high schools wouldn't make much of a dent — indeed, the researchers found that they might do the opposite.

4/6/2015

Young immigrants who settled in the United States illegally as children are increasingly becoming teachers through a pilot program that recruits them to teach disadvantaged students.

4/6/2015

In an Oregon school, for 30 minutes after lunch, students sweep, mop, take out the trash and even clean the bathrooms — but responsibilities rotate so no one is stuck scrubbing toilets more than two or three times a year.

4/6/2015

As it stands now, charters do not have the legal and contractual protection needed to bring the promise of innovation to systems.

4/6/2015

Across the country, school officials say the improving job market has exacerbated the substitute teacher shortage, as people who might have taken substitute positions can now find full-time jobs.

4/6/2015

McGraw-Hill Education released an updated tablet-friendly interface for ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces), an adaptive learning system that provides an individualized learning experience for K20 students based on their unique strengths and weaknesses.

4/3/2015

4/3/2015

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System picked Warren Drake, the former superintendent of the Zachary school district. Drake has spent much of his career working in East Baton Rouge schools.

4/3/2015

New York's top education official wants to exempt high-performing districts from the new teacher- and principal-evaluation system that state lawmakers approved this week and give those districts more autonomy.

4/3/2015

New Jersey schools spent an average of $19,211 to educate each student last year, a 1.6 percent increase from the 2012-13 school year. Spending varied widely among local districts, according to figures released by the state Department of Education.

4/3/2015

The California district's school officials have sued the city for allegedly allowing pot dispensaries to set up shop near schools. State law prohibits dispensaries from operating within 600 feet of educational institutions, but Compton’s municipal ordinances actually ban marijuana shops.

4/3/2015

The Concordia school district and Twin Valley School District plan to end the academic year early to save money, citing financial pressures caused by reduced state aid for this academic year.

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