K12 Headlines

12/2/2014

12/2/2014

After soliciting little public comment, the Seattle School Board plans to vote this week on whether to offer interim Superintendent Larry Nyland the district’s top job for the next two and a half years.

12/2/2014

Wisconsin’s voucher school program needs more accountability, based on objective measures of success. Public money for private school vouchers should be pulled if evidence shows bad results and no improvement.

12/2/2014

The U.S.' healthy foods school program must continue because the savings in health care costs that will be realized if future adults eat healthier will be considerable. Parents also need to do better for their kids by doing better for themselves.

12/2/2014

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) is set to vote on a statewide transgender policy and critics are making their positions known. If passed, the policy will allow schools and the state high school league to make determinations about the gender of student athletes.

12/2/2014

Green Horizon Services has become a SchoolDude SuccessPlus Services Partner to provide preventive maintenance to school districts across 25 states. Services include on-site data collection of all major HVAC and plumbing equipment and creating preventive maintenance templates and schedules.

12/2/2014

No state has a bigger voucher system. Florida is on the way to spending $1 billion on a program with questionable accountability that could be the start of an attempt to privatize public education. Legal review of the voucher program is long overdue.

12/2/2014

North Dakota's first lady Betsy Dalrymple and state School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler unveiled a proposed bipartisan legislation that would require every high school student to get a passing grade on the civics exam to graduate.

12/2/2014

The Leon County Schools is making available thousands of pages of documents for a federal grand jury to review as part of its investigation into the district's school-construction projects.

12/2/2014

North Carolina's State Board of Education members heard pros and cons of changes to a high school history test for advanced students, joining a national debate over whether high school students should be taught that America is exceptional despite its faults, or whether the country's history should be explained more objectively.

12/2/2014

An administrative judge has postponed the final hearing to determine the fate of Florida's Scholar Preparatory Academy. The Duval County School Board voted to put the charter school on a 90-day termination notice in September after it failed to meet minimum student enrollment requirements.

12/1/2014

12/1/2014

Expanding religious diversity makes it impractical to keep adding religious holidays to the school calendar without strong evidence that classes can't function well on those days. All public schools can, however, have a clear policy allowing every student a reasonable number of excused absences for religious observance — without penalty.

12/1/2014

New York State charter schools have made more than $28 million in questionable expenditures since 2002. The Center for Popular Democracy’s analysis of previous charter school audits found investigators uncovered probable financial mismanagement in 95 percent of the schools they examined.

12/1/2014

Cullman County Schools partnered with InfoSnap to design, develop and deploy a customized solution to streamline new and annual student registration through an integration between InfoSnap and Cullman’s InformationNOW student information system.

12/1/2014

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether a Huntington Beach high school discriminated against female athletes. The investigation is reviewing whether female athletes are getting the same equipment, coaching and medical and training benefits as the male athletes.

12/1/2014

Sioux Falls public school officials approved the closure of Jefferson Elementary School in order to build a new Spanish immersion elementary school, saying they could reverse the decision if state lawmakers decide to move ahead with a proposed cap on K12 funding.

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