K12 Headlines

7/22/2015

7/22/2015

Renaming a school isn’t as simple as scrubbing away letters on a sign. It demands that we take another look at who we honor and why. How much of our ugly history do we want to erase? And what does that mean? This should be a public process that allows residents to wrestle with the history of racism in America.

7/22/2015

An upcoming state audit of the Allentown School District will include a review of the district's charter school approval process and real estate lease arrangements following questions about an agreement with a developer.

7/22/2015

In the face of declining enrollment, the school is eliminating 43 positions and undergoing a restructuring effort that includes renegotiating external contracts, consolidation of internal and external operational functions, and an adjustment in its instructional model.

7/22/2015

Going from middle to high school can be a major adjustment for students. To help students navigate their new experiences, schools are beginning to offer courses, and in some cases, mentoring, to help them make the transition from middle school to the ninth grade.

7/22/2015

The education approach features a portfolio of digital teaching, learning and other solutions that includes data and analytics capabilities, the SchoolWire content management system, the mobile ParentLink for community engagement, the Connect notification system and the Sociability social media management tool.

7/22/2015

New state-specific career exploration curriculum through iCEV have been released by CEV Multimedia to help counselors, teachers and parents with the changing Texas high school graduation requirements for selecting and completing endorsement areas.

7/22/2015

In addition to educational hip-hop videos and interactive activities, each instructional unit now features an auto-graded formative assessment for students.

7/22/2015

More than 36 percent of Idaho's school districts have adopted the four-day school week. According to a new report, the cost savings tend to be negligible because most district costs are tied up in salaries and benefits. However, the extra day for collaboration, grading papers and preparations has benefited parents and teachers.

7/22/2015

The federal judge presiding in the long-running Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit declined to take up a dispute over the configuration of school board election zones in the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District. Opposition to the plan would have to be raised in a new lawsuit to bar the election.

7/22/2015

Emails show city schools were given little notice to delay dismissal in Baltimore's schools on the day Freddie Gray's funeral was being held. By that Monday afternoon, the city would fall into rioting and looting, which included students released from school.

7/22/2015

The state Education Department released a set of recommendations for school districts that are meant to prevent them from discriminating against transgender or gender-nonconforming students.

7/22/2015

School districts would be blocked from suing their local boards of county commissioners for the next five years if an amendment quietly added by state senators to House Bill 561 becomes law.

7/21/2015

7/21/2015

Utah took a big step last week when the first ever Free-Range Kids and Parents federal legislation was passed by the U.S. Senate. A clause was added into the Every Child Achieves Act which states that children can walk or bike to school alone, at an age their parents feel is appropriate.

7/21/2015

A majority of states do not have sexual orientation and gender identity protections in place for their LGBT youth population. Leaving LGBT youth in the hands of their local governments, many of whom are biased against their own LGBT population, is not just irresponsible or ignorant: it's negligent.

7/21/2015

After five years of battling the state in court for more funding, a number of Texas districts are still at or below their funding levels from five years ago. The lingering effect of the cuts will be a key issue in the lawsuit appeal the Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear in September.

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