K12 Headlines

12/11/2014

12/11/2014

A controversial $85 million school proposal passed in a referendum by nearly 500 votes. A swift solution to overcrowded classrooms seemed to drive most of the affirming votes.

12/11/2014

Moses Lake School District voters will be asked to approve or reject a $98 million construction bond to build a new high school in a special election in February.

12/11/2014

The Pennsylvania district will move to an online solution for registering new and returning students with its recent partnership with InfoSnap. The online solution will use SmartForm technology to collect relevant data based on previously entered information or choices.

12/11/2014

The Aeon Series is a fixed frame projection screen that uses Elite’s EDGE FREE technology with an internal frame.

12/11/2014

InFocus Corporation is adding 80-inch models to two of its giant touchscreen lines: JTouch display and BigTouch all-in-one PC.

12/11/2014

The Louisiana Supreme Court refused to reconsider its October dismissal of a lawsuit over the firing of thousands of New Orleans public school employees after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees.

12/11/2014

To preserve a Brooklyn school's diversity, the community persuaded the city's department of education to try an experiment at P.S. 133: set aside 35 percent of the kindergarten seats each year for kids who receive free lunch and those who are learning English.

12/11/2014

For any school system with significant Spanish-speaking populations, responsible bilingual education is more important than ever. How to do it effectively is the challenge.

12/11/2014

The current trend of Louisiana’s schools losing many of its highly effective teachers is alarming. After spending millions of taxpayer dollars on new curricula and evaluation systems, there is little evidence this money was wisely invested, particularly with teacher evaluations.

12/11/2014

The Colorado Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could decide the future of district-run school voucher programs in the state. The legal battle began in 2011 when a Douglas County school board introduced a pilot voucher program that offered state funds for tuition at private schools, many of which were religious and outside the county.

12/11/2014

The Maine Department of Education is awarding $14.8 million in grants to 13 school districts in order to expand access to public preschool programs that educators say enhance students’ likelihood of academic success.

12/11/2014

The state's college voucher system, which can serve as a model for the K12 version, has let the market work itself out; if people didn't think they were getting a great education at private colleges, they wouldn't attend them. The least we can do is give low-income children that choice.

12/11/2014

Compared with black boys, who are disciplined at higher rates than boys of other races and ethnicities, researchers say black girls tend to be penalized more subjectively, like for having a bad attitude or being defiant.

12/11/2014

A year-end spending bill released by Congress doesn't allow schools to opt out of the federal healthy lunch program but it would ease standards. The bill would reduce requirements for whole grains and suspend lower sodium standards that were supposed to go into effect in 2017.

12/11/2014

While families gave several reasons they remain in city schools, a new study shows major disparities in which types of students in Connecticut's urban centers enter the school choice lottery and which do not. the families of students who speak limited English or had special education needs were significantly less likely to.

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