K12 Headlines

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

The Uniontown Area School Board in western Pennsylvania agreed to purchase refurbished computers, projectors, and necessary cabling equipment from the construction fund at an estimated cost of $100,000. School board member William Ritternhouse said it was necessary for the district to buy the equipment because the installation of the new computer system is going much slower than anticipated.

9/25/2013

The Clark County School District, the fifth-largest in the nation, is faced with a student crowding issue at many of its elementary schools, which are estimated to be about 15 percent over capacity this year.

9/25/2013

Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.

9/25/2013

The Flagler County School Board north of Daytona Beach, Fla., unanimously approved changes to the district’s technology policies, which now give students and employees a green light to use social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video-sharing, cloud services, and more.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013

Fred Brill, superintendent of the Lafayette School District since 2008, was awarded a four-year contract by the San Lorenzo school board. He will replace Superintendent Dennis Byas, who is retiring at the end of the month.

9/24/2013

Harrity seized the opportunity to implement small learning communities, change the school’s culture, and empower teachers so all of the school’s nearly 1,400 students would graduate to thrive in the 21st century.

9/24/2013

Karen Lewis was an assistant superintendent in the Highland Park district and is set to receive $167,000 annually as per her five-year contract.

9/24/2013

Gerri Martin currently serves as the superintendent of McDowell County Schools, where she has been since July 2012. She will join Orange County in October.

9/24/2013

According to a number of recent interviews with educators who have implemented SOAR in their scholastic programs, students are finally grasping critical study skills habits that are accelerating their academic performance.

9/24/2013

With school back in session, members of the class of 2014 are looking at their senior year, an educational career that has been different from any before it. These 17- and 18-year-olds were just kindergartners when No Child Left Behind was put on the table.

9/24/2013

Why has a traditionally “core subject”, which was ranked in the same academic hierarchy as English, science, and math for decades, been sidelined in thousands of American classrooms?

9/24/2013

Many staff members and parents were concerned that the formal head count, taken once school began, would lead to more cuts for schools that were already hurting from staff and program reductions prompted by the new budgeting system, a $1-billion projected deficit and ballooning pension payments.

9/24/2013

Cassidy Lynn Campbell takes crown at Marina High School in Huntington Beach just over a month after the state's governor signed a law to aid transgender youth in public schools.

9/24/2013

Seven-year-old was playing on the school’s playground last week when she fell and broke her arm. When she was taken to the school office, Sarah J. Webber Media Arts Academy officials did not call 911; instead, they went through her emergency contact list, according to My Fox Detroit.

9/24/2013

The recently resigned superintendent and an athletic director in the Coatesville Area School District exchanged numerous racist text messages about staff and students in June on school-issued cellphones, according to the Daily Local News in West Chester.

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