K12 Headlines

9/1/2015

9/1/2015

A bill to be proposed in the 2016 legislative session would prohibit institutions of higher education and local schools from expending any public funds, make any contributions from public funds or using public property to advocate for electors to vote in favor of or against a statewide or local ballot measure.

9/1/2015

State Superintendent Lillian Lowery, who shepherded the state through three years of upheaval in school curriculum and testing, resigned to take a job leading an educational nonprofit in Columbus, Ohio. Lowery's deputy, Jack Smith, will complete her four-year term as interim superintendent.

9/1/2015

A federal appeals court panel has affirmed a judge's ruling that the Blytheville School District acted properly when it opted out of Arkansas' School Choice Act and blocked the request of several white parents to transfer their children to neighboring districts.

9/1/2015

By partnering with Edmodo, Inc.'s Edmodo Connect and Edmodo Spotlight, Sony Global Education, Inc. will be able to offer its Global Math Challenge, a worldwide online math competition, to primary and secondary schools in over 190 countries.

9/1/2015

The Jackson County Board of Education named Bart Reeves as the district’s new superintendent. He is currently the principal of Cherokee Elementary School in the Guntersville City School System.

9/1/2015

The Pennsylvania district will be the first in the state to have its charter school application process reviewed during its state audit. The audit will also examine the financial impacts of the state budget stalemate as long as it continues.

9/1/2015

California's Gun Free School Zone Act currently includes an exemption for people who have been issued permits to carry concealed weapons. In this era of school shootings and other mass attacks with firearms, this loophole needs to be closed.

9/1/2015

The new Tabtor Parent Insights app includes real-time monitoring of a child’s learning progress and daily engagement with Tabtor Math relative to peers with push notifications, detailed metrics, tutor feedback, performance rankings and rewards earned.

9/1/2015

Milford School District Superintendent Phyllis Kohel will retire at the end of the current school year. Kohel first began her career in the district as an English teacher in 1984, followed by various district positions. She became superintendent in 2012.

9/1/2015

Bomb threats that prompted the evacuation of at least six Tennessee schools turned out to be hoaxes. At around the same time one morning, automated calls threatened that a bomb was in some of the schools.

8/31/2015

8/31/2015

The good news is that Maryland's few charter schools have already played a significant role in transforming children's lives. Maryland charter schools outperform their public school peers in several categories.

8/31/2015

Beginning with a recession that gained ground in 2009 and faced with reduced state funding, dozens of school districts in rural areas of Idaho trimmed their school weeks and eliminated Friday classes to save money for hot lunch, utilities, transportation and substitute teachers.

8/31/2015

As students across Iowa try to make the grade upon their return to class, new research shows schools in the state are falling short of the honor roll when it comes to protecting children with asthma or allergies.

8/31/2015

The SMARTS Online curriculum helps middle and high school students overcome learning and attention difficulties through the teaching of executive function skills such as organizing, prioritizing, shifting approaches flexibly and more.

8/31/2015

Since 2005, state law has kept those teachers from taking roll before Labor Day. Private and parochial schools are exempt.

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