K12 Headlines

7/11/2014

7/11/2014

More than 300 pink slips are going out in the Philadelphia School District. The layoffs are reportedly not related to the cigarette tax standoff in the capital but rather are the result of principals preparing budgets at their respective schools.

7/10/2014

7/10/2014

More than 8,800 students will receive public money in the 2014-2015 academic year to pay tuition and attend private schools under Louisiana's voucher program. If all choose to enroll, it will represent about a 30 percent increase from the 6,751 students who used vouchers last year.

7/10/2014

An additional $2.3 million has been approved for public school construction and renovation projects in Arkansas. The funding is being released after learning of an error by the Pulaski County assessor's office that affected 246 projects in 120 school districts statewide.

7/10/2014

One of the first charter schools in St. Louis, the Construction Career Center Charter School, is instituting a new, more targeted and individualized curriculum and putting a new board, principal, vice principal and senior staff in place before the school reopens in August.

7/10/2014

The Kentucky Department of Education will be making grants available to school districts to create programs to identify, intervene and prevent students from dropping out of school. Fifty-three schools have raised the compulsory school age from 16 to 18, which means, by law students are required to be in school until the age of 18.

7/10/2014

On July 16, PD 360 will become Edivation. In addition to keeping PD 360's current professional learning solutions, Edivation will offer a new operating platform and interface.

7/10/2014

A ruling against the Miami-Dade County Public School District was the first-ever ruling under Florida statutes, written specifically to prevent school districts from taking “unlawful reprisals” against employees who support charter school conversions.

7/10/2014

The results of Georgia's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests show big gaps among central Georgia's schools. The school results show huge differences within many districts in terms of how many students are making progress.

7/10/2014

Arlington High School, one of Indiana's most troubled schools that was taken over by the state's education department, could be returned to Indianapolis Public Schools next year. The company hired by the state to operate Arlington said it could no longer run the school without an infusion of more than $2 million in additional funding.

7/10/2014

InFocus Corporation adding two new applications to its lineup. The company's BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software for PC and BigConnect PC video calling software are designed to improve how people communicate ideas and capture information wherever they are located.

7/10/2014

Think Through Learning's Think Through Math learning system will include a series of new educationally-oriented games for the start of the school year.

7/10/2014

The Education Law Center of New Jersey’s annual report, “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card,” explores some of the most financially disadvantaged school districts and identifies conditions that have created or reinforced their disadvantage. Among other findings, the report found that states must take a hard look at plainly illogical state school finance formulas.

7/10/2014

Too often public schools that excel are intentionally overlooked by those hell-bent on opening charter schools, as well as by the general public. It is often difficult for school districts to get noticed for something other than athletics.

7/10/2014

In August, Santa Fe Public Schools will open two new K8 schools intended to ease overcrowding on the city’s south side in addition to finishing renovations at other area schools. The total cost for the changes is $101 million, funded by 2009 and 2013 general obligation bonds.

7/10/2014

Even optimists who had hoped the new Buffalo School Board would move quickly to deal with issues that shackle the district had to have been startled at the speed with which the new majority is moving.

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