K12 Headlines

4/29/2013

4/29/2013

The number of schools implementing random drug testing policies is on the rise nationally - and schools in mid-Missouri are no exception to the trend.

4/29/2013

More than four months after the shooting, just two Connecticut school districts are pushing forward with the idea while others are calling it unaffordable or imprudent.

4/29/2013

Charter schools will receive $78 million for their construction and maintenance needs, state lawmakers agreed late Saturday.

4/29/2013

Jerry Brown says lawmakers will get 'the battle of their lives' if they balk at his plan to give more funds to poor districts and more spending flexibility to all school districts.

4/29/2013

Eight years into a nationally unprecedented experiment in school reform, a sample of New Orleans voters doesn't know where to go next - and low confidence in the Orleans Parish School Board may be at the root of it.

4/29/2013

The Cleveland school district this afternoon named 13 low-performing schools to receive intensive help next school year, a major step in kicking off the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools.

4/26/2013

4/26/2013

Such a decision would be, perhaps, understandable in light of the fiscal woes that currently beset many of our nation’s urban areas. It is, however, neither understandable nor defensible in terms of our collective responsibility to provide a full, balanced education to all of our children.

4/26/2013

The Orleans Parish School Board is not properly accounting for the money it shares with the Recovery School District, resulting in $2.1 million misspent in fiscal year 2011, according to a report released yesterday by the Bureau of Governmental Research.

4/26/2013

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg donated $350,000 to the Los Angeles school board campaign this week, records show. Bloomberg's contribution, which was filed Tuesday, will enlarge the already sizable war chest of the Coalition for School Reform, a political action committee led by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

4/26/2013

While mastering certain skills—like the ability to write a cohesive essay, or to solve basic logic puzzles—is helpful, and necessary to any entrepreneurial venture, entrepreneurship can only be learned through hands-on experience.

4/26/2013

Lawmakers in Michigan are taking the lead to stop education standards developed and pushed by governors and school leaders across the country. The state House on Wednesday passed an amendment, attached to the Education Department budget, that prohibits any funding for the controversial Common Core system.

4/26/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday promised lawmakers "the battle of their lives" if they balk at his bid to overhaul state education. A day after Democratic state senators announced their differences with him over his proposal to change the way schools are funded, the governor came out swinging.

4/26/2013

General Mills is teaming up with a civil rights group to help get Latino parents more involved in their children's education. The Minneapolis-based company's Box Tops for Education program is partnering with the National Council of La Raza for the program "Committed Parents: Supporting Your Child's Success."

4/26/2013

John Fitzsimons took the reins of the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District Tuesday. Fitzsimons, who retired in 2011 as superintendent for the Lawrence, N.Y. school district, officially began his position as interim superintendent on April 23 following the departure of Lee Seitz. Seitz, who announced his retirement effective May 15, left the district Tuesday to exhaust his unused leave.

4/26/2013

Smithtown Superintendent Anthony Annunziato created a new administrative staff position on Tuesday night, promising its the first of many reorganizational changes to come. Deborah Vertovez was appointed interim assistant superintendent starting May 6.

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