K12 Headlines

6/3/2015

6/3/2015

The new Mondopad 2.0 offers new features that make sharing, annotating, archiving and overall collaboration easier, particularly between multiple locations.

6/3/2015

In states with stronger alcohol policies, high school students tend to report less drinking, even when the policies don’t target youth directly, according to a new study.

6/3/2015

The city's public high schools can now show students how to use condoms in high school health classes, a change from a previous policy that did not allow such demonstrations in classrooms.

6/3/2015

Lawmakers need to find the revenue, restore the funding the state's schools have lost, and start fixing the school funding formula so that politics do not play any role whatsoever in how much state funding school districts receive.

6/2/2015

6/2/2015

In addition to providing professional development for more than 600 teachers and administrators, Expeditionary Learning will provide Denver Public Schools with the curriculum for grades 4-8 for the 2015-16 academic year. The school system will also use its English Language Arts curriculum for approximately 18,000 students.

6/2/2015

The Miccosukee Indian School is the first tribal school to receive a waiver for some requirements of the federal education regulations. The school will be allowed to use a different definition of what is known as “adequate yearly progress,” a standard in the no-child regulations.

6/2/2015

More Connecticut students report feeling sad and hopeless and they are seeking help at school-based health clinics. In the most recent survey, 27.2 percent of teens said they felt sad or hopeless everyday for two weeks or more.

6/2/2015

The Wisconsin city's school board granted an additional $1.9 million to address student behavior next school year, more than doubling the resources dedicated to a controversial discipline policy.

6/2/2015

In the end, Senate leaders had no interest in dealing with school finance during the 2015 legislative session, while House leaders did not want the Senate’s $100 million plan to let public school students transfer to private or religious schools at state expense.

6/2/2015

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned in the wake of the federal probe of a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district handed her former employer.

6/2/2015

The state's K12 public schools will get roughly $106 million in increased general funding under a budget deal, a figure that is $28 million less than sought by education advocates. Nearly $56 million won't be factored into future increases.

6/2/2015

Current Wakefield Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Zrike Jr. will assume control of Holyoke Public Schools as a receiver. He will hold the power of superintendent and school committee in the Massachusetts district that has long faced academic challenges.

6/2/2015

If passed, the state's truancy bill would require charter and cyber charter school teachers and principals to report to their administrator if a child has missed three days without a valid excuse.

6/2/2015

She comes to the Alabama school district from Monroe County Schools, where she served as superintendent since 2011. Kathy Murphy is replacing Andy Craig, who left Hoover City Schools last November to take a position with the State Board of Education.

6/2/2015

Proposals to add substantial funding for public education were whittled down to an increase that doesn’t even keep pace with inflation and still leaves the state $5 billion below the funding level of 2008 in terms of real purchasing power.

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