K12 Headlines

2/15/2013

2/15/2013

Kriner Cash is a finalist for the superintendent’s job in New Bedford, Mass., about an hour south of Boston. The school system has a budget of $106 million and 13,000 students, about an eighth of the size of Memphis City Schools, where Cash is presently employed.

2/15/2013

The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for a new superintendent: Gloria J. Davis is currently the superintendent of the 9,100-student Decatur Public Schools in Decatur, Ill. Kathryn LeRoy is the director of high school programs for the 125,000-student Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla. Jeffrey Moss is the superintendent of the 9,850-student Lee County Schools in Sanford, N.C.

2/15/2013

A Montana bill that requires parental permission before a child participates in sex education in school is a bad idea and lawmakers should shelve it. Let’s be clear: This is not about ideology; it’s about reality.

2/15/2013

In case you missed it, French President Francois Hollande has proposed eliminating homework in elementary and junior high schools in the name of social justice and equity. The Socialist Party president believes that homework “penalizes children with difficult home situations.” According to President Hollande, “students aren’t on a level playing field when it comes to homework, since some are able to get help from their parents, while other cannot.”

2/15/2013

Legislation to let home schooled students join public school sports teams was defeated today in the Senate Education and Health Committee, where similar bills have failed in previous years.

2/15/2013

Students were evacuated from New Jersey township elementary school this morning after an employee received a bomb threat, Teaneck Patch reported. Police told the site that the threat was emailed to a staff member at Hawthorne Elementary School.

2/15/2013

A school safety task force in St. Charles County, Mo. has identified a series of recommendations to improve security across local campuses. According to Dr. Bernard DuBray, Superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District and task force chairman, the meetings proved beneficial and played a crucial role in starting the project off in the right direction.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013

The FETC 2013 conference saw a rise in international attendees from over 30 countries, including a large percentage of attendees traveling from Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Canada. All 50 states were well represented this year, with most in attendance coming from states outside of Florida.

2/14/2013

The Follett Challenge will award $200,000 worth of Follett products and services to six winning schools, and also provide educators with a platform to show off their innovative teaching programs to the world through traditional and social media.

2/14/2013

The move gives teachers and students access to the lessons outside of school, ensuring learning continues even after the school day ends.

2/14/2013

Attendees at ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held March 16–18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., will be able to improve their conference and professional development experience by downloading a new ASCD app that puts important conference information at their fingertips.

2/14/2013

As the Jersey Shore Area School District was set to move forward with a construction and renovation project at its borough elementary school, it was informed that adjustments were needed in order to get under budget.

2/14/2013

The Town of Penfield and the Penfield Central School District are seeking grant funding to help pay for a study that would evaluate the the possibility of building a shared services facility.

2/14/2013

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told lawmakers Tuesday that he thinks the appropriate number of mandatory end-of-course exams for high schools students is between eight and 10.

2/14/2013

Round Meadow Elementary School gives awards to the handful of students who make it through an entire school year with a perfect attendance record – that means no absences, no tardies, and no early sign-outs. No exceptions.

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