K12 Headlines

3/31/2014

3/31/2014

A new plan that could bring in outside contractors to run more than a dozen city schools came under fire Saturday. St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Kelvin Adams invited input at a public forum on his plan. He certainly got it.

3/31/2014

With state support of public education and teacher salaries among the lowest in the nation, teachers, educators and school administrators are urging lawmakers to restore funding for public education to at least levels it had reached prior to the Great Recession, when revenue shortfalls forced spending cuts to education and other public services.

3/31/2014

The lawsuit stemmed from the school board voting in April 2013 to dismiss Helisse Palmore, then principal of Barack Obama Elementary School, David Evans of the Academy of Music & Art, and James Thomas of the Academy of Business & Law, along with three administrators.

3/31/2014

Durango School District 9-R sharply reduced the percentage of students overall it suspended, expelled or referred to law enforcement from 2009-10 to 2012-13.

3/31/2014

Voters in Wisconsin Dells will decide Tuesday on a $30 million proposal to build a high school and convert the existing high school into a middle school.

3/28/2014

3/28/2014

The makers of Yik Yak, a smartphone app blocked in Chicago earlier this month, have extended the block to many of the nation's high schools and middle schools following a bomb scare at a California high school. The social media app works with the GPS in a phone to set up geographical boundaries where users can post anonymously.

3/28/2014

One hundred percent of over 400 K12 district administrators participating in a national Schoolwires survey responded that hosting should remain funded by the FCC as a Priority One Service within the E-rate program.

3/28/2014

In 2012, Florida made transfers within districts easier for scholastic and athletic reasons. Subsequently, the number of transfers increased. In one county, district officials launched an internal review of district policies after multiple athletes transferred to one school. Perhaps the review will address the questionable matter of recruiting.

3/28/2014

Wrapping up a three-month search, the Wyandotte board chose Catherine Cost as the district's new superintendent. She has been serving as assistant superintendent of instruction at Farmington Public Schools since 2006.

3/28/2014

The School for the Agricultural Sciences is the newest addition to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Excellence, a program that exposes high school students to a variety of STEM fields. It will be a month-long program where students will learn about agriculture and natural resources.

3/28/2014

As of July 1, Dale Lumley, currently South Butler's superintendent, will be the new superintendent for the larger Butler Area district. The South Butler School Board promoted Assistant Superintendent Michael Leitera to superintendent.

3/28/2014

The Oceanside Unified School District has selected Duane Coleman, the associate superintendent of educational services, to succeed retiring Superintendent Larry Perondi as of July 1.

3/28/2014

MindPlay announced a new reading fluency with comprehension program for K12 schools, FLRT. This personal trainer for silent reading has been updated for text complexity and to include comprehension. Stories are certified by MetaMetrics to meet Common Core text complexity and Lexile reading level requirements.

3/28/2014

A Pass Educational Group, LLC is one of 12 companies in Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. These companies were chosen from over 5,500 small businesses that the center provided with counseling and training in 2013.

3/28/2014

New or expanding charters in New York City will get access to facilities, but existing ones already in private spaces will not receive as much aid in the tentative state budget deal. All charters in the state will receive an extra $1,100 in per-pupil aid from the state that would be spread out over three years.

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