K12 Headlines

3/25/2014

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.

3/25/2014

Disruptive innovations have transformed health care recently and brought about the greatest transformation of the system in a generation. Education’s turn could be next.

3/25/2014

K12 Inc.'s 2014 Academic Report provides an academic performance assessment in K12-managed public schools. Among other findings, it showed that K12-managed schools in a sample of eight states served a higher percentage of special education students compared to the percentage in the total school population in each state.

3/24/2014

3/24/2014

Across Denver Public Schools, the idea of having an expanded school day has grown as an improvement for more than just turnaround and innovation programs who needed more time to help struggling students.

3/24/2014

Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools — and they're disproportionately black, a trend that continues up through the later grades.

3/24/2014

The two Columbus principals who sued the school board, current and former superintendents and many others yesterday seek vindication, their jobs back and at least $400,000 each.

3/24/2014

New York state law requires charter schools -- publicly funded but privately run -- to improve student achievement, especially among those “at risk of academic failure.” Still, Success Academy, the nonprofit that is the city’s biggest charter chain, is opening schools in wealthier neighborhoods like Union Square, where the median household income was $103,198 in 2012, about twice the city median, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

3/24/2014

Video Mount Products is launching its new FP-LWAB large flat panel wall mount with tilt and articulating capabilities at 2014 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 2-4.

3/24/2014

A quarter of administrators identified flipped learning as having a significant impact on transforming teaching and learning while 75 percent of middle and high school students agree that flipped learning would be a good way for them to learn, according to new findings from Speak Up 2013.

3/24/2014

After closing nearly 50 schools last year, Chicago Public Schools officials are taking a measured approach on school actions this year, placing just three schools on track to have their staffs overhauled because of subpar performance.

3/24/2014

Seniority's role eased, but least-experienced teachers are still concentrated in the highest-poverty Minneapolis schools.

3/24/2014

Whether for infestations of insects or crime or simply for convenience, parents in the Rochester School District overwhelmingly send their children to schools other than the ones within walking distance.

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