K12 Headlines

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

Cami Anderson’s contract was renewed by the state several weeks ago but she continues to face a torrent of criticism, including a recent no-confidence vote from the city’s advisory school board and a city council resolution halting all new school changes.

9/25/2013

Portland Public Schools officials are recommending pulling $10 million from its capital bond reserves to expand two of its three high school projects.

9/25/2013

"My friends and I realized we didn’t have to do everything assigned to us in order to succeed in high school."

9/25/2013

Growing concerns over how much state education funding should go to high school online courses are prompting lawmakers to create a range of policies, but no clear consensus has yet emerged.

9/25/2013

Digital parent engagement platforms, in the form of mobile applications or websites, are facilitating dialogues between parents and administrators and giving parents the chance to track their children’s progress without having to schedule a parent-teacher conference.

9/25/2013

November 3-6, 2013

Arlington, Va.

9/25/2013

The Uniontown Area School Board in western Pennsylvania agreed to purchase refurbished computers, projectors, and necessary cabling equipment from the construction fund at an estimated cost of $100,000. School board member William Ritternhouse said it was necessary for the district to buy the equipment because the installation of the new computer system is going much slower than anticipated.

9/25/2013

The Clark County School District, the fifth-largest in the nation, is faced with a student crowding issue at many of its elementary schools, which are estimated to be about 15 percent over capacity this year.

9/25/2013

Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.

9/25/2013

The Flagler County School Board north of Daytona Beach, Fla., unanimously approved changes to the district’s technology policies, which now give students and employees a green light to use social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video-sharing, cloud services, and more.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013

Fred Brill, superintendent of the Lafayette School District since 2008, was awarded a four-year contract by the San Lorenzo school board. He will replace Superintendent Dennis Byas, who is retiring at the end of the month.

9/24/2013

Harrity seized the opportunity to implement small learning communities, change the school’s culture, and empower teachers so all of the school’s nearly 1,400 students would graduate to thrive in the 21st century.

9/24/2013

Karen Lewis was an assistant superintendent in the Highland Park district and is set to receive $167,000 annually as per her five-year contract.

9/24/2013

Gerri Martin currently serves as the superintendent of McDowell County Schools, where she has been since July 2012. She will join Orange County in October.

9/24/2013

According to a number of recent interviews with educators who have implemented SOAR in their scholastic programs, students are finally grasping critical study skills habits that are accelerating their academic performance.

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