K12 Headlines

4/1/2015

4/1/2015

Staff and students of New Jersey's Swedesboro-Woolwich district were unable to access computer programs, files and other network-related services for several days due to a ransomware malware attack. The attack has interfered not only with day-to-day academic activities, but also district email servers and the statewide PARCC test.

4/1/2015

A bill that would restrict school officials' ability to comment on political issues, including elections and legislation, was put on hold as opposition to the measure continued to grow.

4/1/2015

The role of police in the city's schools will change under a new proposal. Under the new plan, officers will be allowed to keep their weapons. School officials said the main focus is to deal with truancy in the city with more visibility and presence in schools.

4/1/2015

With the new Bridg-it School, schools can quickly address reported incidents and aid in the prevention of bullying and the promotion of safer school environments.

3/31/2015

3/31/2015

Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated in a new report. The group suggests schools redirect their limited resources toward helping students avoid or overcome drug problems.

3/31/2015

The new PARCC booklets are unsealed with no physical barrier between the different days' units. That has raised concerns that the partnership test made it easier for students to get a head start the content of the next unit — or even for administrators to get a look and prepare a study guide for students.

3/31/2015

The Supreme Court declined to review a case involving New York City’s ban on religious groups’ holding worship services in public school buildings, leaving in place a decision by a lower court that found the longstanding policy constitutional.

3/31/2015

A coalition studying how to fix the education system in Detroit made sweeping recommendations, including the creation of a Detroit Education Commission to oversee the opening and closing of all city schools. The recommendations also called on the state to assume some of the massive debt of Detroit Public Schools.

3/31/2015

As many in Delaware call for a change to the state's complicated system of funding schools, some school districts could get the chance to put more resources directly in the classroom under a proposed pilot program.

3/31/2015

The Journal of the American Revolution is launching a new nonfiction book series in March 2016 on the American Revolution in partnership with Westholme Publishing, LLC.

3/31/2015

Craig Tice, currently the Marcellus school district's superintendent, will take over the superintendent position for the Fayetteville-Manlius school district in July. The district's current superintendent, Corliss Kaiser, will retire after 46 years working in education, including 10 as Fayetteville-Manlius' superintendent.

3/31/2015

The Lake Mills School Board selected Chad Kohagen, the high school principal at Oelwein High School, as the district’s next superintendent. He will succeed Daryl Sherman, who is retiring after 39 years in education, 21 of them as Lake Mills superintendent.

3/31/2015

Assistant Superintendent Cameron Ryba will become the Ohio school district's superintendent when John Krupinski retires in July. Ryba has spent nearly 10 years working for the district.

3/31/2015

School district administrators in Shelby County, Maury County and Rutherford County selected Raptor Technologies' new visitor management software system to implement in 200 schools to screen individuals entering and leaving school buildings.

3/31/2015

Individual public schools would be graded on their performance — from an A to an F — under legislation tentatively approved by the Texas Senate. The state's current rating system is similar to a pass-fail approach.

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