K12 Headlines

7/18/2014

7/18/2014

The Luther Burbank School District has named Michelle Richardson as its next superintendent. Richardson has been assistant superintendent for business and operations at Travis Unified School District in Fairfield.

7/18/2014

Math education needs a reboot. Kids today are growing up into a world awash in data, and they need new skills to make sense of it all. Let’s get rid of high school calculus and start teaching young students the math skills they really need.

7/18/2014

The state's Commission on School Accreditation will consider declaring a state of emergency next week to take control of the Greenwood school system. Gov. Phil Bryant must approve the emergency declaration before officials can appoint a conservator, removing from office the current superintendent and school board.

7/18/2014

The state intends to allocate $21 million in a second round of grants designed to improve school security, and this time will allow private and parochial schools to apply for the money. Last year, the program disbursed $21 million to 604 public schools in 111 school systems across Connecticut.

7/18/2014

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has given the state school board the go ahead to hire private attorneys to fight Gov. Bobby Jindal in court over school testing contracts if necessary.

7/18/2014

ASCD is offering a variety of professional development resources for new teachers entering the education profession this upcoming school year. In addition to these resources, the organization has book bundles specifically for teachers’ professional development at discounted prices.

7/18/2014

Verso Learning announced the United States launch of its formative assessment tool, Verso App. Already used by 1,700 K12 schools in 95 countries, the app is free, available through iTunes and Google Play, and works on any mobile device as well as most popular browsers.

7/18/2014

Nimble Minds' new app, Bud's Rhyming Words, has been released worldwide on App Store, Google Play and Amazon. The app's three games teach children about word families, CVC and short and long vowel words.

7/18/2014

The Omaha school board, with the clock ticking to finalize a list of construction projects in time for a November election, will consider a plan for renovating and building new schools that would cost $683 million. The bond issue would be the largest in the district's history and likely in state history.

7/18/2014

King George Middle School Principal Kevin Newman will become superintendent of Colonial Beach Public Schools. The top school position has been vacant since Superintendent Kathleen Beane resigned last month to take a post with Caroline County schools.

7/18/2014

Alabama's Jasper City Schools System has a new superintendent. Ann Jackson, currently the principal at Memorial Park Elementary School, will be the district’s new leader.

7/18/2014

Critical safety changes were announced that impact all Massachusetts schools. The Massachusetts Task Force on School Safety and Security released a 30-page report that lists 29 safety recommendations for school leaders.

7/17/2014

7/17/2014

Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone. That's more support for why a new Illinois law that requires high school students to be trained in CPR and automated external defibrillator use makes sense.

7/17/2014

Plans to construct a new academy for the Mason County School District are moving forward, with approval given for the preliminary architectural plans. The academy will focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, agriculture and medicine.

7/17/2014

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn announced the release of about $213 million in capital construction money to school districts throughout the state, including nearly $30 million to the Richland School District. The district will be using the money for three elementary school construction projects.

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