K12 Headlines

2/21/2014

2/21/2014

While scaling back some programs is inevitable, recent news stories about deep cuts in high school counseling positions are especially disturbing. In these times of economic stress, students need college counseling more than ever.

2/21/2014

State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery told lawmakers that she supports legislation that would delay evaluating teachers on new Common Core student assessments for two years until the 2016-2017 school year.

2/21/2014

Kevin Skelly informed parents and community members that he will resign at the end of the school year from the California USD.

2/21/2014

After hearing nine bills addressing the school transfer law debacle, the Senate Education Committee has agreed upon a compilation of ideas they deem necessary to solve the problem.

2/21/2014

A state audit that uncovered sloppy paperwork at several Broward schools could force the district to absorb a $1.7 million budget penalty – even though charter schools had the most serious audit findings.

2/21/2014

Breakfast programs in public schools may be one possible solution to battling student hunger and raising test scores.

2/21/2014

Louise Clarke will be sworn in as superintendent of the East Rutherford-Carlstadt district on July 1, becoming the first female leader in the district's history, and a rare superintendent to be hired from within.

2/21/2014

The Office of Public Instruction has announced nine grants totaling nearly $450,000 to districts impacted by oil and natural gas production.

2/21/2014

The U.S. Department of Education has given the state a temporary waiver from No Child Left Behind law. But the waiver depends on adoption of the “must” language of Senate Bill 5246.

2/21/2014

Following a pilot program, Synergy Academies, a Los Angeles USD-affiliated urban charter, has continued to partner with PresenceLearning to expand the program to give online access to perform evaluations, manage student cases and conduct online therapy sessions.

2/21/2014

The organization announced the new ASCD Professional Learning Services, enabling districts to receive greater customized professional development, available in on-site or blended solutions.

2/21/2014

Most school districts are complying with new state laws aimed at battling bullying, but fewer than half of charter schools have adopted new cyberbullying rules.

2/21/2014

After the St. Mary Parish School System students using the Fast ForWord program achieved gains on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) tests, the district began extending its use to all schools.

2/21/2014

The Connecticut capitol’s schools and libraries formed a partnership aimed at allowing students to take fuller advantage of library resources through programs tailored to the families served by each school.

2/21/2014

On the surface, the New York mayor’s professed concerns about what might be called the social justice dimensions of charter schools and the condition of some of the city’s most celebrated parks – including Central Park – might appear unrelated.

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