K12 Headlines

7/1/2014

7/1/2014

Across the country, parents who once conceded that their homework expertise petered out by high school trigonometry are now feeling helpless when confronted with first-grade work sheets.

7/1/2014

Orangeburg CSD Four’s superintendent has applied for another job as superintendent of Lexington School District Two because of her concerns about school consolidation. A bill introduced in May would have combined the county’s three districts into one. Although it did not pass this year, it will most likely be brought back up during next year’s legislative session.

7/1/2014

The Department of Education’s 2014-2015 grade-less high school directory is the first clear sign of the new administration’s progress toward solving a high-stakes puzzle: How to distinguish among the system’s 1,800 schools with enough nuance to capture each one’s strengths and weaknesses and account for factors it controls.

7/1/2014

What does it say about our public school system when 82 percent of the high school students in suburban Montgomery County in Maryland fail their Algebra 1 final exams? It implies quite strongly that our public schools are not doing a good job preparing America’s students in STEM fields.

7/1/2014

The Halau Lokahi Public Charter School's leadership has resigned, including its director and governing board. The move allows the school to stay open, but it still has deep financial problems.

7/1/2014

Sexting habits are a strong predictor of sexual activity, according to a study from the USC School of Social Work, Los Angeles USD and Sentient Research. Compared with students who didn’t sext, those who received the messages were seven times more likely to have had sex.

7/1/2014

In the wake of an investigation into alleged widespread cheating at one school, a statewide probe found 67 cases of abnormally extreme gains in Mississippi Curriculum Test scores between 2009 and 2013. The instances allegedly occurred across 44 schools in 34 districts.

7/1/2014

Four Hall County charter schools may not have their charters renewed due to confusion over a state law governing control of charter school budgets. If the charters are not renewed, the schools are likely to become schools of choice.

7/1/2014

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. debuted the PureCharge family of iPad and iPad mini charging carts and stations, which will be available later this summer.

7/1/2014

The Nevada Task Force on K-12 Public Education voted to recommend changing the funding formula for Nevada public schools. The recommendations ask the state to revise its current formula and allocate more money to ELL students, special needs students, and students who live in poverty.

7/1/2014

LocknCharge announced a new, compact Carrier 30 Cart. Expected to ship this fall, the portable, steel Carrier 30 Cart is compatible with iPad, Chromebook, tablet and laptop devices, enabling simultaneous charging of up to 30 devices.

7/1/2014

The St. Marys Area School District’s superintendent search has ended in compromise with the district’s board of directors naming an outside administrator to the position while also installing local candidates in assistant and interim roles. G. Brian Toth, the current superintendent of the Bellwood-Antis School District, will replace outgoing Superintendent Ann Kearney.

6/30/2014

6/30/2014

Springfield Public Schools, through collective bargaining with the Springfield National Education Association, will improve the stipend amounts for the 731 — or nearly 20 percent — of nearly 4,000 district employees who take on extra duties.

6/30/2014

State officials are still investigating allegations that Pasco School District officials used public money to advocate for a voter-approved $46.8 million bond, and a conclusion isn't likely until September at the earliest.

6/30/2014

Some districts ban possession of such devices altogether while others allow students to bring them to school as long as they remain out of sight during the regular school day.

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