K12 Headlines

5/6/2015

5/6/2015

A recent audit of technology provided by Springfield Public Schools shows significant disparity between schools, programs and even classrooms on the same hallways. Officials for Missouri's largest district contend the lack of a long-range, strategic technology plan is the main obstacle and schools with the best ratios likely benefited from staff who actively sought additional technology.

5/6/2015

Prior to partnering with InfoSnap, each of the 56 schools at Frisco ISD employed a different process for enrollment and registration of 46,000 students. A customized and streamlined approach from InfoSnap changed that by providing this district with a robust and easy-to-use online solution integrated with Frisco’s SIS.

5/6/2015

School administrators can now more easily manage the tracking, reporting, signups and verification of student community service and service learning through the PowerSchool student information system from Pearson as part a partnership with x2VOL from intelliVOL.

5/6/2015

This year, a move to take politics out of the process that drives billions of dollars in state aid to public schools is injecting another level of intrigue as Gov. Tom Wolf seems determined to give schools their biggest-ever one-year increase while an education funding commission is charged with producing an objective formula to distribute the aid.

5/6/2015

A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer sexual education and states that Texas law requires more attention must be spent on abstinence than other behaviors.

5/6/2015

The two companies are working together to support SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS customers with implementing online student enrollment, registration, school choice and lottery solutions.

5/6/2015

Total Motivation is a supplemental curriculum that provides California educators with a comprehensive resource that explains state standards.

5/6/2015

Given the workload and headaches that come along with being a chief recovery officer for a struggling school district, there must be some reasonable compensation. But if the officer is put in place to right a district's financial ship, shouldn't that compensation be pretty frugal?

5/6/2015

Opinions vary on whether or not the Cleveland County School system is doing enough to bring in minority applicants to fill its leadership and teaching vacancies. The effort to improve minority hiring in schools should be a grassroots effort by the school district, NAACP, the community and the state legislature.

5/6/2015

Cambridge High School will be the nation’s first public high school to have a building completely dedicated to veterinary science. The building will feature lab space, a classroom and a 2,160-square-foot pole barn.

5/6/2015

The Alabama House is expected to vote in the coming days on a bill that would require all 67 county school systems to switch from elected to appointed superintendents.

5/6/2015

Efforts to limit sugary drinks and junk foods in California elementary schools appear to have resulted in fewer kids who are overweight or obese, a new study finds. However, the benefits were limited to children at wealthier schools.

5/6/2015

The Missouri city's council approved a measure to increase cooperation between the Columbia Public School District, Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to improve the handling of minors who allegedly commit crimes or offenses over which the district can exercise disciplinary power.

5/6/2015

Seattle’s teachers voted to hold a one-day strike, joining colleagues in about two dozen other school districts that have staged or are planning similar walkouts to pressure state lawmakers to budget more money for lower class sizes and higher teachers’ wages.

5/5/2015

5/5/2015

A new bill which would require local school systems to provide bus-safety training for students twice a year deserves more attention and support than it has received thus far. The bill would also require a study on how to increase safety for children getting on and off school buses.

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