K12 Headlines

7/8/2015

7/8/2015

There is a push by 39 prominent Hispanic advocacy groups to lawmakers to retain federal control or penalties of No Child Left Behind to protect English language learners and other disadvantaged students.

7/8/2015

Pointing to choices made by parents, a state judge has ruled that a Southeast Florida school district cannot require a charter school to provide bus transportation to students. The case focused, in part, on a state law that effectively requires districts to provide bus transportation to students who live two miles or more from school.

7/8/2015

Decisions about cuts to military personnel at places such as Fort Drum, and the multibillion-dollar economic consequences that come with them, may hinge on local school quality, a new report suggests.

7/8/2015

A package of eight bills designed to give Michigan school districts help more quickly if the state determines they are at risk of a financial emergency has been signed by the governor. One raises the cap on emergency loans to municipalities.

7/8/2015

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is introducing legislation that would require school employees who have unsupervised access to students to undergo background checks - which includes substitute teachers, coaches, classroom aides, and bus drivers who are not already subject to background checks in 12 states.

7/7/2015

7/7/2015

When Nevada enacted the nation's first law creating almost universal access to education savings accounts, few reformers pointed out that it would undermine equal opportunity. Those who can afford to add to their education savings account to buy a more expensive education will do just that. But those who can't will not.

7/7/2015

The city treasurer is proposing to invest about $175,000 a year in parking division savings accounts for the approximately 3,500 students who enter city kindergartens each year. Clearly $50 is symbolic, meant to be a learning tool. Studies have shown that kids with a dedicated savings fund are four times more likely to attend college.

7/7/2015

“Stability and predictability” were chosen over an extra $55.7 million for Iowa’s public schools. Gov. Terry Branstad defended his decision to veto a one-time allocation for the state’s 338 public K12 school districts that had been approved in a legislative compromise.

7/7/2015

The New York district is bringing in Joseph R. D’Angelo, who has been principal of Maryvale Primary School for the past five years, to take over as district superintendent.

7/7/2015

The Lawrence County Board of Education selected Johnny Yates as its new superintendent to replace the former superintendent, Heath Grimes. Yates has worked with the school system for 37 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.

7/7/2015

Robert Graham, previously the Virginia district's assistant superintendent, has been named to the top spot for Radford City Schools.

7/7/2015

Robert Schultz will leave the district to become the superintendent of Tulpehocken Area School District. He first came to Lower Dauphin in 2003 as middle school principal. He moved to the assistant to the superintendent role in 2008 and was named assistant superintendent in 2013.

7/7/2015

Pasadena High is trying something different. The school is placing some responsibility for policing online bullying on its students. The students are learning to confront bullies, responding to put-downs with positive posts, or distracting their friends with real-world activities so they don’t become bullies online.

7/7/2015

A bipartisan duo of House members have introduced legislation that would require school districts that receive funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to establish policies that ban bullying on the basis of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

7/7/2015

Fewer students in the city's public schools have been required to attend summer school this year than in the past several years, according to data from the city’s Education Department. It also shows a lower percentage of students have been held back a grade since Bill de Blasio became mayor in 2014.

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