K12 Headlines

4/24/2015

4/24/2015

Over the past few months, election speeches and Chicago news headlines have emphasized the importance of quality education. Yet, one proven ingredient to success has been left out of those conversations — extracurricular activities. Both are critical for reaching a zero percent drop-out rate and improved high school graduation rates.

4/24/2015

Over the past 15 years, as employment trends increasingly favored skilled workers, Oregon public schools cut the number of career and technical education (CTE) programs nearly in half. In 2013, that had turned around with nearly 58 percent of Oregon high school graduates earning at least one credit from a CTE program going on to higher education.

4/24/2015

Contrary to a major tenet of the charter school movement, a new study's findings imply that North Carolina's charter schools are increasingly serving the interests of relatively able white students in racially imbalanced schools.

4/24/2015

Cameras on school buses may soon be watching drivers on the road. Advocates unveiled what they called proof that cameras are needed to keep children safe. School officials claim drivers illegally speed past stopped school buses an estimated 50,000 times per day in New York state.

4/24/2015

Wisconsin House legislators will soon vote on proposed legislation that would prevent this year’s Badger Exam test scores from being used to evaluate teachers and schools. Since January, technological glitches have prevented the online exam from adapting to a student’s abilities as intended, among other issues.

4/24/2015

An estimated 30 Ohio school districts include in their security plans guns that are locked in safes, ready to be used by trained staff in case an active shooter enters school grounds. Law enforcement experts believe that more than two dozen Ohio school districts have made guns available to teachers in case of an emergency.

4/24/2015

Public school districts throughout the state will share $35.5 million in library aid, which will be paid from state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries. Funding is up $5.3 million from last year.

4/24/2015

When Aurora's Superintendent Russ Bennett retires in July, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Pat Ciccantelli will be promoted to the top position.

4/24/2015

The Washougal School District has selected Michael Stromme as its top leader. Current serving as Vancouver Public Schools' associate superintendent of teaching and learning, Stromme will succeed retiring Superintendent Dawn Tarzian.

4/24/2015

The Louisiana district's school board voted to hire Don Aguillard, currently the superintendent of St. Mary Parish Schools, as its next superintendent.

4/24/2015

SchoolBondFinder has launched an interactive database that tracks school district’s capital improvement projects across the United States. The datacase provides companies the ability to filter funding projects specific to their solutions.

4/24/2015

CEV Multimedia joined forces with Bayer CropScience to expand industry-backed certification program available through iCEV and offer resources and training. The Plant Science Certification addresses major topics in the plant science industry.

4/24/2015

Kelly Educational Staffing, a substitute teacher employer, has signed with TeacherMatch for access to predictive tools including TeacherMatch EPI and professional development through the TeacherMatch Smart Practices training series.

4/23/2015

4/23/2015

On Earth Day, students at a middle school are learning about how they can help the environment. The Green Street Academy is the first in the country picked by the USDA for a pilot program called Hungry Pests. The curriculum introduces middle school students to 18 specific invasive species, how they get here and what they can do to stop the spread.

4/23/2015

The House passed legislation that would bring about an overhaul of the Florida High School Athletic Association. The proposal would overhaul the organization’s governance, require a third-party review for students suspected of being ineligible and provide more opportunities for student participation in sports.

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