K12 Headlines

2/13/2014

2/13/2014

The State College Area, Pa. board passed two resolutions at its meeting to move toward a high school project referendum, setting the referendum amount at $85 million and approving the wording of the question that will appear on the ballot.

2/13/2014

Education Minnesota President Specht suggests that all is well in Minnesota’s schools but this ignores the reality that thousands of students—predominantly African-American and Hispanic—are not receiving an adequate education.

2/13/2014

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund Members now have no-cost access to the SafeSchools and SafeColleges Staff Training Systems and a suite of 11 online safety courses.

2/13/2014

A Senate committee report raises concerns over whether parents are informed when their children are strapped down, physically restrained or placed in seclusion in school to punish or control them.

2/13/2014

DecisionEd has entered into an agreement with Community Unit School District 308 to deliver performance management solutions, implementing a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

2/13/2014

The Newark superintendent announced the state had committed $100 million to repair the district’s dilapidated buildings.

2/13/2014

FEMA has awarded the West ISD a $20 million grant to rebuild the high school and middle school that were completely destroyed in the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.

2/13/2014

Arming teachers in schools may be tantalizing to some gun-rights advocates, but it is dangerous public policy that unnecessarily puts children’s lives at risk by having firearms in their vicinity and turns teachers into security guards.

2/13/2014

This is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards. The debate about the standards must be changed to ensure politics and mythology don't derail a vital effort to improve opportunities for our kids as they are falling further behind their international peers.

2/13/2014

While more students than ever are taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses, many are still failing the tests, according to the College Board, which administers the AP program.

2/13/2014

A letter signed by 171 of the state’s 178 superintendents this week calls for the legislature to more than double the proposed increase in next year’s state funding for K12 education.

2/13/2014

The Nashville Metro board voted unanimously to transform two elementary schools into new pre-K hubs as part of a plan to expand prekindergarten over the next four years.

2/13/2014

The House voted to create a state program to award grants to schools, families and day-care centers to implement quality preschool curriculum for at-risk kids.

2/13/2014

Wisconsin’s Departments of Financial Institutions and Public Instruction are teaming up to provide a $250,000 statewide grant program to encourage K12 districts to incorporate personal finance education into their curricula.

2/13/2014

Under an amended bill, the state would partner with New Hampshire’s state-run virtual academy to allow any Maine student to access their online resources by this fall.

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