K12 Headlines

1/30/2015

1/30/2015

Michigan's Central Montcalm Public School District has promoted Amy Meinhardt to superintendent. She has been with the district in various capacities since college graduation, most recently as interim superintendent and principal.

1/30/2015

Brad Miner has been offered the job of superintendent for the U.S.D. 247 Southeast school district in Cherokee. He has accepted the position pending release from his current contract as principal of Royster Middle School in Chanute, Kansas.

1/29/2015

1/29/2015

Gov. Scott Walker said that school funding would remain "largely intact" in the state budget he introduces next week and that he would provide additional aid for schools in sparsely populated areas and regions with high busing costs.

1/29/2015

Minnesota’s public schools have fewer counselors per student than all but two other states. A state senator is working on a bill that would have the state pay for half the cost of additional counselors when school districts pay for the other half.

1/29/2015

For the 8,000 Dallas ISD students in the district's after school program, a full, balanced meal to end the school day is part of the district’s expanded After School Meal Program.

1/29/2015

South Carolina's new superintendent of education, Molly Spearman, has lifted the complete ban on selling unhealthy snacks in schools that began last July under the "Smart Snacks" provision of the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010."

1/29/2015

The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to take over the Little Rock School District, removing the local school board immediately but keeping Superintendent Dexter Suggs on an interim basis.

1/29/2015

New York's leading school groups said Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making it impossible for districts to develop their budgets for the fiscal year that starts July 1 because the state has refused to release aid projections.

1/29/2015

TELL (Test of English Language Learning) leverages an automated scoring technologies to give teachers quick access to the information they need to inform instruction, while providing district leaders with the data they need to meet state and federal reporting requirements.

1/29/2015

EPS Literacy and Intervention's Explode The Code phonics program, a multisensory program geared toward improving literacy, is now optimized for iPad and Android devices.

1/29/2015

Thirty titles from National Geographic Kids have been added to myON's online, personalized literacy environment, including Spies of the Mississippi and How to Get Rich on a Texas Cattle Drive.

1/29/2015

Mayer-Johnson, a Tobii Dynavox company, introduced Boardmaker Instructional Solutions, three curricular programs designed to offer research-based instruction for students with special needs.

1/29/2015

As part of a $40.7 million construction package, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors authorized the building of two elementary schools and an expansion for a middle school.

1/29/2015

The Virginia county's school board approved a $856 million capital improvement program to set priority on the projects the school system wants done in the next five years. Five new school buildings and renovations for several existing ones may be approved by 2020.

1/29/2015

The growing trend to require students to pass the citizenship test has created controversy, and not because of any issues related to immigration. Rather, at a time when resistance to standardized testing is growing, some educators worry that the new requirement will rob teachers of instructional time.

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