K12 Headlines

2/14/2014

2/14/2014

The Marquette school board voted unanimously Monday to name Bill Saunders superintendent of Marquette Area Public Schools.

2/14/2014

Financial ed in schools is seen as one way to bring down over time the number of young people entering adulthood saddled with debt. But first we have to bring up the numbers of states and schools that offer or require such coursework.

2/14/2014

Late last year, the state gave school districts the option of granting tax breaks to people who have served in the military. Those breaks are already allowed in county and town taxes.

2/14/2014

The group is supporting a proposal that would prevent children from being disciplined for playing with simulated weapons in school, which includes brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food.

2/13/2014

2/13/2014

The white paper explores the variety of data points educators should collect and analyze, so as to make instructional decisions based on a “360-degree” understanding of the whole child.

2/13/2014

For months, parents, principals and policy makers have lodged the same complaint: The school grading system has become so complex, it is virtually meaningless. Commissioner Pam Stewart unveiled her plans to simplify it.

2/13/2014

The State College Area, Pa. board passed two resolutions at its meeting to move toward a high school project referendum, setting the referendum amount at $85 million and approving the wording of the question that will appear on the ballot.

2/13/2014

Education Minnesota President Specht suggests that all is well in Minnesota’s schools but this ignores the reality that thousands of students—predominantly African-American and Hispanic—are not receiving an adequate education.

2/13/2014

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund Members now have no-cost access to the SafeSchools and SafeColleges Staff Training Systems and a suite of 11 online safety courses.

2/13/2014

A Senate committee report raises concerns over whether parents are informed when their children are strapped down, physically restrained or placed in seclusion in school to punish or control them.

2/13/2014

DecisionEd has entered into an agreement with Community Unit School District 308 to deliver performance management solutions, implementing a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

2/13/2014

The Newark superintendent announced the state had committed $100 million to repair the district’s dilapidated buildings.

2/13/2014

FEMA has awarded the West ISD a $20 million grant to rebuild the high school and middle school that were completely destroyed in the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.

2/13/2014

Arming teachers in schools may be tantalizing to some gun-rights advocates, but it is dangerous public policy that unnecessarily puts children’s lives at risk by having firearms in their vicinity and turns teachers into security guards.

2/13/2014

This is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards. The debate about the standards must be changed to ensure politics and mythology don't derail a vital effort to improve opportunities for our kids as they are falling further behind their international peers.

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