K12 Headlines

1/15/2013

1/15/2013

A Massachusetts high school has will enact a new policy that allows trained members of his administrative team to perform a breathalyzer test if a student is suspected of being intoxicated during a school event or during the school day.

1/15/2013

Superintendent Daniel Fishbein’s current salary of $227,000 already exceeds the current cap of $165,000 for a district of Ridgewood’s size; should he renew his contract, as he has indicated he would, he will be forced to take a pay cut amounting to the difference.

1/15/2013

Those who control the Kansas Legislature want to revise the state constitution to rein in the courts following a ruling that the state must boost its spending on public schools, several GOP leaders confirmed Monday.

1/15/2013

Utah educators will begin to use the same strategy at all schools, looking for ways to prevent the growing number of teen suicides.

1/15/2013

Absenteeism rates are not indicative of an abnormal flu season at Ann Arbor Public Schools, but reports of a national influenza epidemic have led the district to increase its tracking of flu-related absences.

1/15/2013

When Cindy Gagich stands in front of the portraits of 14 past principals of Granite City High School, it's clear she'll be starting something new.

1/15/2013

Hundreds gathered in the Wakulla High School cafeteria to bid farewell to one of Florida’s longest serving school superintendents.

1/15/2013

A continuing dispute over job protections for New York City school bus drivers means the threat of a strike is still looming, potentially disrupting transportation for about 152,000 students as soon as this week.

1/15/2013

Hamiliton schools have gone 20 years without increasing their operating taxes.

1/14/2013

1/14/2013

While it has only been open a year, enrollment at The Sarah Kelly Music School, north of Houston, Texas, is already near full capacity.

1/14/2013

A new nationwide survey of parents commissioned by Common Sense Media and the Center for American Progress and released today finds that 75 percent of parents say shielding children from violence is difficult.

1/14/2013

Bloxx, a leader in Web content filtering and email security, today announced the availability of virtual appliance versions of its Bloxx Web Filter and Bloxx Secure Web Gateway for the North American market.

1/14/2013

Starting this February, Vernier Software & Technology will host more than 30 free, hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum.

1/14/2013

With a slowly recovering economy and the recent passage of temporary taxes, Gov. Brown now wants to move the additional educational dollars floating around to school districts serving poorer students and English learners.

1/14/2013

New Michigan legislation sends a message to our kids that the only way we can keep them safe is to surround them with more instruments of violence. As a mom who holds the safety and happiness of my two girls above all else, I believe we are better than that.

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