K12 Headlines

3/16/2015

3/16/2015

If everybody in state and local government sat down with everyone who cares about education and said, "Let's make the messiest, most fractured way to change how we educate our children," it would look like what's happening now.

3/16/2015

Starting this fall, students of Rupert Elementary School will be encouraged to join a walking school bus. But first, the school district needs to build the “bus” -- a corps of trained volunteers to escort children.

3/16/2015

Even when other schools were dropping the arts, teachers here have integrated art and music into their classes for at least 15 years. Lucker says it helps her as a teacher.

3/16/2015

The agency previously reported an uptick of 27 percent over the last three years. The number of investigations rose from 141 during the academic year that ended in 2010 to 179 at year-end 2014.

3/16/2015

Indiana school districts that have missed more than a week of class due to winter weather are searching for ways to make up those days.

3/16/2015

State lawmakers are attempting to address the inequity, but there may not be enough money in the state’s checkbook to cover any viable solution.

3/16/2015

An analysis of immunization data for the 2014-15 academic year shows that Utah County parents are less likely to immunize their 5-year-olds than those who live in Salt Lake County.

3/16/2015

The big debate in the legislature is to what degree they will increase funding for education.

3/16/2015

Gryphon House Inc. released the Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum. It helps educators turn their classrooms into environments that encourage movement activities throughout the early childhood curricula.

3/13/2015

3/13/2015

The Education Policy Committee in the House of Representatives approved a proposed charter school bill that would give the committee the authority to approve applications for start-up charter schools that are denied by local school boards.

3/13/2015

The South Dakota Legislature has passed a 2 percent increase in state aid to school districts despite concerns that the measure shifts some costs to local property taxpayers.

3/13/2015

The Tonasket School District's board has offered the superintendent position to Steve McCullough, who is currently the school superintendent in Curlew.

3/13/2015

The Washington district has offered the position of superintendent to Patrick Kelly Shea, a Spokane native who is currently superintendent of the Sequim School District.

3/13/2015

Lonny Rivera is stepping down as superintendent at Oregon City Schools after two years to take a position as the associate superintendent for the Ohio Department of Education.

3/13/2015

Scores of education technology start-ups are marketing new digital learning tools directly to teachers. But the new digital tools have also left school district technology directors scrambling to keep track of which companies are collecting students’ information — and how they are using it.

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