K12 Headlines

5/9/2014

5/9/2014

The Logan-Rogersville School District has hired a new superintendent of schools. Shawn Randles will take over the position for the new school year. Randles has served with the district for five years as assistant superintendent.

5/9/2014

Robyne Thompson has been chosen as the next superintendent of East Lansing Public Schools. She is currently executive director for secondary education for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

5/9/2014

Anne Arundel County school officials named George Arlotto, the system's current chief of staff and a former principal in Montgomery County, as superintendent of the state's fifth-largest school district and the county's second-largest employer.

5/9/2014

WIN Learning's system is being implemented in four Chicago area districts to help students develop academic and foundational skills. Dolton School District 149, Pembroke School District 259, Prairie Hills School District 144 and SPEED School District 802 recently purchased the web-based Personalized Career Readiness System.

5/9/2014

The New Jersey Department of Education has ordered two charter schools, one in Camden and the other in Newark, to shut down as a result of low test scores. Both City Invincible Charter School and Greater Newark Charter School have been asked to shut down as of June 30.

5/9/2014

When voters approved Proposition 30 in 2012, they created an unprecedented opportunity to reinvent the state's troubled K-12 school system, according to a new report from Stanford's Policy Analysis for California Education. The report suggests that California's school districts should rethink their budget priorities upon receiving new state funding in the years ahead.

5/9/2014

Michigan's Senate and House have passed a $13.7 billion school budget increasing per-pupil funding in K12 schools. It would boost overall spending from $13.3 billion this year. The budget requires a new Michigan Educational Assessment Program for spring testing in the next two school years.

5/9/2014

Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, the state's second-largest high school district, has voted to drop out of the National School Lunch Program altogether, losing a related $900,000 federal subsidy.

5/9/2014

The time has come for the federal and state governments and educators to realize that it is necessary to require students – especially high school athletes – to undergo ECG screening for heart irregularities. Let’s do everything we can to avoid losing any more children to sudden death.

5/9/2014

The National Assessment of Educational Progress released the latest national test scores. Seventy-four percent of students scored below the grade-appropriate level in math. In reading, just 38 percent of seniors scored at or above grade level and one-quarter are reading below grade level.

5/9/2014

The Obama administration issued a stern warning to U.S. state and local school districts not to deny enrollment to undocumented immigrant children.

5/8/2014

5/8/2014

Capstone is offering early access to a beta version of its pre-K3 research solution PebbleGo. PebbleGo 2.0 features a new interface optimized for the iPad, Android, Kindle Fire HD and other mobile devices, as well as enhancements to PebbleGo's Animals, Biographies, Earth and Space and Social Studies database modules.

5/8/2014

Chicago Public Schools unveiled a $423 million construction and renovation plan for 2015 that directs nearly half of the money toward facilities on the city's North and Northwest sides.

5/8/2014

Fuel Education is expanding its portfolio of more than 500 online and blended courses and titles for pre-K12 with over 25 new additions for the 2014-2015 school year. Multiple new math courses for middle and high school students, new career readiness electives and more have been added.

5/8/2014

Google is launching Classroom, a new offering in its Google Apps for Education to provide students and teachers with a central place to create, store, organize and provide feedback for classroom assignments. The service is in beta and available only in some schools.

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