K12 Headlines

7/29/2014

7/29/2014

Limited cellphone usage is now permitted at Dorchester District Two high schools. The new policy allows high school students to use their cellphones at specific times during the day.

7/29/2014

Rockwood Summit High School will launch a new center to help students better understand renewable resources and further achieve in math and science. The Monsanto Education Center for Sustainable Solutions, which will be housed on the high school's campus, will allow students to plant crops and see how corn and soybeans become renewable sources for fuel.

7/29/2014

Boston's school department has offered no evidence that incidents of bullying or other misbehavior have increased enough to warrant audio and video surveillance of students on school transportation. Yet the school system is equipping its 750 yellow school buses with microphones and cameras. It’s an initiative that unnecessarily infringes on private conversations.

7/29/2014

The state’s unfunded liability in its two major public pension systems, those that cover government employees as well as public school teachers, is an economic nightmare. It’s been a ticking time bomb for more than a decade. Now it’s about to explode, wreaking havoc on school budgets across the Commonwealth and leaving school districts — and in turn property owners — holding the bill.

7/29/2014

Tyler ISD has named Marty Crawford as the lone finalist for its open superintendent position. He has served as the superintendent of schools for the West ISD for six years.

7/29/2014

Whitmore Lake High School Principal Tom DeKeyser will be the district's next superintendent as of January 1, 2015. Superintendent Kim Hart is retiring from the district in December after a 33-year career in education and seven years in the role.

7/29/2014

Tom Siler is the new superintendent of the South Carolina district's 16 schools. His selection as superintendent-elect was announced last week, setting the stage for him to assume oversight of classrooms in mid-2015.

7/29/2014

Statistics from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board show for the Roanoke Region, the number of underage alcohol citations spikes when school gets back in the fall.

7/28/2014

7/28/2014

GCA Education Services, a division of GCA Services Group, Inc., signed a five-year contract with Blackfoot School District #55 to provide custodial services for its 15 facilities, which encompass over 780,000 square feet of space.

7/28/2014

Discovery Communications plans to invest more than $1 million to produce and air a TV special and host town hall meetings, led by Discovery Education, to support the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The White House program seeks to improve the expected life outcomes of boys and men of color while simultaneously altering public perception of them through public-private partnerships.

7/28/2014

Annedroids, Amazon's newest original children's series, is now available for unlimited streaming on Prime Instant Video at no additional cost to Prime members. Aimed at children aged four through seven, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series that spotlights how STEAM can inspire children to do great things.

7/28/2014
Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
7/28/2014
During its regular meeting on Thursday evening, the board learned that mineral rights to the land on which school property sits are being released to the district.
7/28/2014
There was some complaining during Hattiesburg Public School District’s budget hearing earlier this month. It came when chief financial officer Terry Stennis was talking about the $18.6 million the district was getting from the state.
7/28/2014
Over the past 25 years, we’ve worked to make scholarships available to American-born, low-income students in Washington, D.C., and we’ve seen the transformation a college degree can make in the life not only of an individual, but of his or her entire family.

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