K12 Headlines

6/27/2014

6/27/2014

The San Diego Unified School will receive about $3.5 million, according to the California Department of Education. The remaining amount will be split between Julian, Vallecitos and East County schools. All together, about $51 million was distributed from three grants to 333 programs throughout California.

6/27/2014

Rodney Watson began his responsibilities as Spring ISD's new superintendent. He comes to the district from the Houston ISD, where he most recently served as the district's chief human resources officer.

6/27/2014

Sherry Labyer will resign as the Duncan school superintendent to accept a position as the executive director of the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability under the secretary of education. Labyer will oversee the state education system’s demographics, the report cards on school performance and teacher certification.

6/26/2014

6/26/2014

The Cleveland school board will back a $200 million extension of the city's 13-year school construction plan that would overhaul 20 existing schools or replace them with new buildings, as well as repair and update 23 others.

6/26/2014

A committee is recommending Mattawan Consolidated Schools put two bond proposals on the ballot. The first proposal would seek $59 to $62 million for new construction while the second would ask for $16 to $18 million for repairs and upgrades in the middle and high school, including new technology, as well as the purchase of new school buses.

6/26/2014

Hundreds of mostly poor minority students who used a controversial Missouri law to transfer out of failing schools will be sent back to their home districts next school year, following a battle in the legislature and several decisions by the department of education.

6/26/2014

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation allowing Nassau and Suffolk counties to place speed cameras in school zones as they seek to boost safety and revenue.

6/26/2014

The Department of Education's budget for arts education is set to get a multi-million dollar boost, and that could help some schools rebuild their their programs after years of budget cuts.

6/26/2014

Odysseyware is launching its largest combination of new courses and learning resources. The summer launch includes a full math and ELA Common Core curriculum, six new high school career and technical education courses, 20 interactive virtual labs and other resources.

6/26/2014

Alabama high school students say they use tobacco products and a variety of illegal drugs at higher rates than the nationwide average, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control.

6/26/2014

California's Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to a lawsuit by two former San Francisco bus mechanics who accuse a transportation company of supplying the city with unsafe school buses.

6/26/2014

Edmonds School District recently banned edible treats in classroom parties, limiting them to three classroom celebrations per year. The district cited unhealthy eating with the frequency of parties and parents' possible economic hardships as reasons, instead encouraging non-food treats and favors.

6/26/2014

There are a lot of questions to be answered before school districts and the state can expect to effectively implement the new PARCC tests across the state. Until the Department of Education can firm up a cost estimate for these testing changes, lawmakers should indeed put this project on hold.

6/26/2014

From a research perspective, bilingual is better. From the perspective of an educator, dual language programs view language as a resource that benefits students learning English. States should be in the business of adding to children’s linguistic toolkit and not asking them to leave their best tool at home.

6/26/2014

myON is expanding its digital literacy platform to include a set of literacy tools to personalize the reading experience for students, while growing instructional capabilities for teachers. The first set of tools to be released support close reading.

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