K12 Headlines

3/11/2014

3/11/2014

My decision to opt my kids out might have no real effect at all here in Colorado but, on the other hand, if I support friends in other states in opting their kids out, I might cause teachers to be downgraded and schools to lose funding.

3/11/2014

Harrison School District Two, the recipient of Video Insight's second School Security In-Kind Grant Program, will receive a grant valued at over $20,000 that includes Video Management Software licenses, IP video surveillance cameras and more.

3/11/2014

The first-ever electric school bus, introduced in November, started picking up students in Central California’s Kings Canyon USD with three more to be added soon. The district received a $400,000 contribution to the pilot program from the California Air Resources Board as well as funding from a federal highway program.

3/11/2014

A restructuring plan proposed by superintendent Lori Romano calls for big changes in the way Florida's Hernando County School District is organized and run. The plan includes 18 new district-level positions and numerous changes to job titles and departments.

3/11/2014

The Manatee County's superintendent sent a formal request to the Florida Inspector General’s Office to conduct an investigation into the financial practices and activities of the district’s senior leadership team from 2010 to 2012, alleging that they overspent their budget by more than $38 million over a five year period.

3/11/2014

David Peterson, currently with Washington's North Mason School District, will officially take the helm as Nampa's new superintendent as of July 1.

3/10/2014

3/10/2014

South Dakota has been given the green light from the U.S. Department of Education to field test new state assessments this spring. A waiver, approved earlier this year, will allow schools to take new assessments in math and language arts in lieu of the Dakota STEP test, the previous assessment.

3/10/2014

Staff Development for Educators' seminar on Early Numeracy Success! Strategies for Building a Strong Math Foundation seminar, offered this spring for educators of grades K2, is designed to take the guess work out of how to teach math content the way today's rigorous standards require.

3/10/2014

Extron Electronics launch its new PoleVault Digital Systems, a family of complete, easy-to-use AV switching and control systems that seamlessly integrate digital and analog video sources.

3/10/2014

School administrators in Chicago said teens in some of their schools have used the free app for cyberbullying. Others have made anonymous bomb threats that have led to school lockdowns.

3/10/2014

Tulsa Public Schools is seeking some temporary relief for its teaching shortage from recruiting partner Teach for America, but the national nonprofit is struggling to keep pace with the growing demand.

3/10/2014

More than three years after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg committed $100 million toward remaking Newark’s struggling schools, the district is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs that’s threatening to derail wider reform efforts.

3/10/2014

Officials say students seem to be more engaged in their learning because they get to do things and not just listen to a teacher talk, but teaching materials are scarce, and sufficient training in Idaho's approach hasn't reached many instructors.

3/10/2014

Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard offers three anecdotes to illustrate the kind of situation he walked into when he was appointed to the job six months ago.

3/10/2014

Ratings of teacher effectiveness and student growth have been used internally for years. Now parents can see for themselves how effective individual schools are at helping students advance.

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