K12 Headlines

4/28/2015

4/28/2015

Just as high-school football coaching salaries in Alabama have skyrocketed recently, so has the demand for newer, better — and more expensive sports facilities throughout the state. Three of the seven public schools in Baldwin County now have state-of-the-art indoor practice facilities, including one with a new $14 million stadium.

4/27/2015

4/27/2015

School districts throughout the state will have the ability to create charter schools under a new bill. It amends the current law, which allowed the creation of charter schools only in Oklahoma and Tulsa counties.

4/27/2015

The decision to add a private security guard on every Chester County campus would eliminate the need for four school resource officers. The district says the decision is about more efficiently using district funds to place security on each school campus.

4/27/2015

Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and truancy.

4/27/2015

Assessment is a critical tool for marking human progress, and for surfacing the deep inequalities that mark young children's development and learning. But we need to come to a consensus on the kind of data that's worth collecting. And we need to stop squashing our smallest learners' insatiable quest for data and knowledge.

4/27/2015

Every Alabama school system would be required to establish a policy to offer some level of virtual school for high school students by the 2016-17 academic year under a bill lawmakers passed.

4/27/2015

More students are going to charter schools in North Carolina that are predominately white, a trend that raises concerns about resegregation of schools. Critics have also raised concerns that because the schools don't have to provide transportation or offer free and reduced-priced lunch, they can be inaccessible to poor families.

4/27/2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation for $575 million. The segment provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services, including Read 180 and Math 180.

4/27/2015

Icestorm Island is an expansion pack for JumpStart's School of Dragons with 50 educational adventures for players to uncover.

4/27/2015

The new community and platform from Skills.com is focused on developing and sharing practical skills. Members share skills that they have mastered by uploading short videos that can then be viewed by other community members who are seeking to enhance or acquire new skills.

4/27/2015

Acting Chicago schools boss Jesse Ruiz announced that the district was suspending payment to SUPES Academy on a $20.5 million no-bid contract at the center of a federal criminal probe.

4/27/2015

The Nebraska State Education Association approved a class-size resolution that calls for exploring options, including providing financial incentives for school districts to keep class size at teacher-student ratios recommended by research.

4/27/2015

Within the next couple of months, the Texas Department of Agriculture could be poised to repeal a state policy that bans deep fat fryers and soda machines on school campuses and places limits on the time and place that junk food can be sold there.

4/24/2015

4/24/2015

Public schools in the New York district are being accused of unlawfully excluding refugee youth and segregating them to inferior alternative programs, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York.

4/24/2015

Featuring Cree TrueWhite Technology, the new LR22 LED troffer is a fully luminous, highly diffused architectural fixture that incorporates a recessed flat panel design.

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