K12 Headlines

4/10/2015

4/10/2015

Seattle's First Place Scholars Charter School has until early next week to respond to concerns that educational requirements are not being met. State officials are not happy with the extent to which the school teaches the English language, the school's financial viability and its overall educational plan.

4/10/2015

The disparities that exist in school discipline policy disproportionately impact students of color, children with disabilities and LGBTQ youth. Yet the federal government continues to offer funding to states to place police officers in schools while providing proportionately less funding to implement alternative positive discipline practices.

4/10/2015

New health and physical education courses from cFitness Academy are being offered through Edgenuity’s Instructional Services. Online and blended physical education, health and career options for students in grades K12 are provided.

4/10/2015

The professional hockey club is creating a high school hockey league, which will play its inaugural season in 2015-16. Current Kings broadcaster and former player Jim Fox will serve as the league’s commissioner. The Kings will also subsidize helmets, jerseys and practice jerseys free of charge.

4/10/2015

A new statewide poll found that two-thirds of California registered voters surveyed supported a proposal to require school campuses to serve breakfast during class hours rather than before. Three-fourths favored using existing federal funds to pay for the meals.

4/10/2015

Indiana Senate budget leaders proposed that shifts to local school funding be phased in over five years in order to lessen cuts that many urban and rural districts with shrinking enrollments have faced. The Senate committee's $31.5 billion plan includes 2.3 percent increases in school funding in both budget years.

4/10/2015

The California school district board has tapped John Baker to replace retiring Superintendent Jan Christensen. Baker joined the district more than 30 years ago and is currently deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

4/10/2015

The East Rochester Union Free School District has named Mark Linton as its next superintendent. Linton, currently the principal at Geneseo Elementary School, will replace Dick Stutzman, who is currently serving as interim superintendent.

4/10/2015

After three years as the state's deputy superintendent of public instruction, Rob Saxton will take on a new role as superintendent of the Northwest Regional Education Service District.

4/10/2015

Researchers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition have released a new version of CmapTools to the Apple App Store. CmapTools empower users to create and share knowledge models represented as concept maps.

4/10/2015

While previous efforts have died in the Legislature, bipartisan support for substantive anti-bullying legislation is looking better this year. Developing strategies to wipe out bullying is one important step in getting our youths through an intense stage of their lives. We all need to invest in this endeavor.

4/9/2015

4/9/2015

Excent Corp. and Professional Software for Nurses Inc. (PSNI) have partnered to provide an integrated solution for electronic health records software and Medicaid billing. The automatic transfer of billing data will allow schools to increase their reimbursements and collect revenue faster.

4/9/2015

Within the North East Florida Educational Consortium, a collaborative of 10 member districts has signed on to use the Unify platform to work together to develop local assessments. Developed by Performance Matters, Unify is a technology platform designed for the development, review and administration of quality assessment content.

4/9/2015

Discovery Education and Spartanburg School District 2 expanded their 10-year partnership to bring Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series to elementary and middle school classrooms districtwide.

4/9/2015

With a state-sanctioned group talking about changing or eliminating some standardized tests, Superior Court Judge Howard Manning brought education officials into court to talk about testing and what the state Department of Public Instruction is doing to improve low-performing schools.

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