K12 Headlines

2/27/2014

2/27/2014

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the injunction became moot after the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld a state district ruling in 2013 that the state’s previous voucher funding method was unconstitutional.

2/27/2014

HB Construction will soon begin work on a $35.1 million addition and renovation of Bernalillo High School.

2/27/2014

Four buyers would scoop up several of its recently closed buildings, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target the district must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.

2/27/2014

A proposal being developed by the House Education committee would encourage schools to form larger districts in the next few years. The proposal would replace all the local school boards in the new district with one single board.

2/27/2014

Superintendent John McDonough is presenting a balanced budget for the next school year that looks to cut about 120 central office positions and slash bus rides for seventh- and eighth-graders. The change would affect more than 4,500 students.

2/27/2014

Roseville City School District plans to roll out extended-day kindergarten across all 14 of its elementary campuses next school year, the result of a successful pilot program and changing curriculum standards.

2/27/2014

The Schools Development Authority in New Jersey approved a revised plan that paves the way for the construction of a new Trenton Central High School.

2/27/2014

The Ridgewood district has already reaped at least $55,000 in energy savings for the 2013-14 school year, based on the calculations of an energy conservation company.

2/27/2014

The new semester-long course introduces micro- and macroeconomic theory while covering a range of timely topics, from the characteristics of different economic models to the intersection of government and business.

2/27/2014

Of the 25 schools with the top expulsion rates last year, 22 of them were charters, according to newly released Chicago Public Schools data.

2/27/2014

Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the state Capitol March 31 in support of better funding for public schools. A more effective method of making a difference would be if teachers, administrators and parents contacted their state representatives.

2/27/2014

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online conference for teachers and students March 12, where experts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will explain the two forces that enable things to fly: lift and thrust.

2/27/2014

Teaching and learning app BoomWriter now features Common Core-aligned English Language Arts lesson plans. The lesson plans are free for teachers to use and cover a range of grades.

2/26/2014

2/26/2014

Cree, Inc. is expanding its outdoor lighting portfolio with two new LED luminaires, which can cut energy consumption by 65 percent and nearly eliminate maintenance costs to replace outdated HID luminaires.

2/26/2014

Blended learning is becoming entrenched in California schools, but elementary schools and high schools are taking different approaches when integrating learning technology.

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