K12 Headlines

2/25/2014

2/25/2014

After seven years as superintendent of the Forsyth County system, Buster Evans is retiring July 1, following his 30-year career in public education.

2/25/2014

A divided federal appeals court said an Indiana school district's policy requiring that boys who want to play interscholastic basketball cut their hair short violated federal equal protection laws.

2/25/2014

Liberty Union-Thuston Superintendent Paul Mathews said he will leave his position when his contract expires July 31.

2/25/2014

In the survey, entitled “Family Needs Assessment: Successes and Challenges, Listening to Their Voices,” parents said public school options were one of the barriers to obtaining the proper care for their children.

2/25/2014

A lot also depends on what you call a STEM job. Some of the real need is for technically-oriented jobs that don’t require any sort of college degree. Want to be in demand these days? The workers everyone wants are trained welders and glaziers.

2/25/2014

The Palatine Elementary School District 15 Board of Education appointed Matthew J. Barbini to be the district's new deputy superintendent of schools during its February 12 meeting.

2/25/2014

The National Association of Elementary School Principals and TeacherLists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory, announced a multi-year partnership to provide NAESP members a free solution to make back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for their school communities.

2/25/2014

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide 12 Years a Slave to public high schools.

2/25/2014

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a series of videos that spotlight key takeaways from the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition and CoSN’s accompanying annual Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit.

2/25/2014

Rather than waiting around a few more decades for some elusive federal know-how to miraculously kick in, we should turn to the states for evidence of actual academic improvement, particularly among disadvantaged students.

2/25/2014

State Sen. Greg Smith has proposed adding mandatory fingerprinting and background checks for custodians, cooks and other people who have contact with students.

2/25/2014

This month Alpine became the first Utah school district to test Gatekeeper Systems cameras, which use infrared light to capture snapshots of license plates as vehicles illegally pass stopped buses.

2/25/2014

School leaders around the country are tearing up their calendars to cram in more teaching time after extreme numbers of weather cancellations. But a few are trying something different: virtual school days that continue learning while staff and students are stuck at home.

2/25/2014

Two education organizations are conducting a state-wide campaign to visit more than a dozen school districts and gain first-hand knowledge of cuts to programs, staff and resources.

2/25/2014

Indianapolis Public Schools should reduce staff, sell some key properties and share space with charter schools in an effort to reduce a $30 million budget deficit, according to a newly released Indy Chamber report.

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