K12 Headlines

3/25/2014

3/25/2014

Two months after submitting his resignation from the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District he has served since 2010, Victor Valeski has announced that he will be taking a superintendent’s position with the East Brunswick K12 district.

3/25/2014

Increases in academic rigor, use of technology in assessing student performance and professional accountability for teachers and administrators all represent a positive direction—but without expanding capacity in New Jersey’s districts, it may well be impossible to successfully implement these initiatives. What’s the rush?

3/25/2014

“The New Opportunity to Lead: A Vision for Education in Massachusetts in the Next 20 Years,” a new report commissioned by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, concludes that Massachusetts districts, schools and instruction must be transformed if the state is to remain a hub of innovation.

3/25/2014

Stillwater Area Schools Superintendent Corey Lunn has accepted a position as superintendent at Johnston School District in Iowa. Lunn’s three-year contract with Stillwater expires after this year. His new role is expected to begin July 1.

3/25/2014

Randy Richards has been selected as the new superintendent for Waverly's five schools. Currently interim superintendent of Hammond's Central School District in New York's St. Lawrence County, Richards is expected to begin his new position on July 1.

3/25/2014

The Ridgefield School District has chosen Nathan McCann as the new superintendent replacing retiring Superintendent Art Edgerly as of July 1. McCann is currently the superintendent of the Altar Valley School District in Arizona.

3/25/2014

The city will impose work rules allowing principals to fill teacher vacancies in the fall without regard to seniority. The district also asked the state Supreme Court to declare that the School Reform Commission has the power under the state takeover law to make the changes on its own, without approval of the teachers' union.

3/25/2014

The 2014-15 school budget proposal focuses on expanding learning time and providing more arts, music and extracurriculars while closing a $42 million budget gap. The $784 million proposal, a 1.4 percent increase from last year, pays for about 28,100 students in city schools and another 4,100 in charter schools.

3/25/2014

Hitachi America is introducing the availability of off-white-colored versions of all its 9000 Series DLP projectors. The CP-X9111, CP-WX9211 and CP-WU9411 projectors achieve up to 10,000 lumens brightness.

3/25/2014

The school marshal program was created as a result of the passage of House Bill 1009, the Protection of Texas Children Act. The program will include a mental health evaluation and emergency situation and firearm proficiency training.

3/25/2014

The Fayette County Board of Education voted to add 15 minutes to the end of each school day beginning April 7 in order to finish the school year by June 6. Students missed 13 days due to snow, ice and cold and logged nine hours of late arrivals and early dismissals.

3/25/2014

House leaders introduced a new school finance bill after scrapping the original House Bill 2774, which contained 23 pages on charter schools that were slipped into the bill without the knowledge of House leadership on Thursday. The new bill allocates $129 million to help close funding gaps between districts identified by the Supreme Court.

3/25/2014

The Waterford districts have decided to opt out of the the federal lunch program due to the new, more stringent federal requirements for healthier school food. Although they will lose the federal subsidies for serving free or reduced-price meals to low-income students, the districts will continue to cover the costs of those meals.

3/25/2014

State lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to ensure that students who are chronically absent get help early. The bill, which advanced out of the education committee, calls for districts where 10 percent of students or more are chronically absent to establish a school attendance review team.

3/25/2014

Khan Academy released new math resources to support teachers and students through Common Core's rollout. The organization has created thousands of interactive exercises covering conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and real-world application.

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