K12 Headlines

12/2/2014

12/2/2014

The state education department wants to make David Meckley receiver for the York City School District, a move that would allow him to bring in a charter operator for district schools without the school board's consent.

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.

12/1/2014

VIF International Education released a new version of its online learning center for educators. The VIF learning center features a revamped user interface and sitewide navigation upgrades.

12/1/2014

A group of South Carolina school districts recently won a two-decade legal battle over disparate differences in school funding and quality. Yet, while the case bounced around state courtrooms for 21 years, the gap between the state's urban and rural counties grew in several quality-of-life metrics.

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