K12 Headlines

11/12/2014

11/12/2014

Montgomery County's board of education voted to remove any mentions of any religious holidays on the calendar next school year. The issue stemmed from the schools being closed for Jewish holidays but not for Muslim ones.

11/12/2014

Fairland High School in Lawrence County, Ohio is facing sanctions and suspension from athletic competitions after it was determined recruiting was taking place. Although the school is under a post-season game suspension period for now, they are making changes to prevent recruiting from happening again.

11/12/2014

PingPong released a new version of its smart communication tool, which increases interaction between teachers and students in the classroom, encourages participation, and makes learning more fun.

11/12/2014

The Bulloch County Board of Education is pursuing a "flexibility option" that is a middle course between the district's status quo and creating a charter school system. Over time, the Bulloch County Schools may evolve more school-level governance, with each school setting its own student achievement goals and deciding how to go about meeting them.

11/12/2014

Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson’s desire to end all racial discrimination resulting in black, Hispanic or American Indian students being suspended from Minneapolis public schools is commendable. Unfortunately, that policy is likely unconstitutional.

11/12/2014

December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

11/12/2014

Some of the proposals to overhaul the Oregon public school system's school transfer system include terminating lottery applications to switch from one neighborhood school to another and weakening the sibling preference in lotteries at eight high-performing "focus-option" schools.

11/12/2014

Tobii Dynavox released a Spanish version of its Compass Software to help bilingual individuals with disabilities to communicate at home, school and work.

11/12/2014

February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

11/12/2014

To prepare high school students and adult learners for new versions of high school equivalency tests, Odysseyware has launched three new test prep courses for the 2014 GED, HiSET and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion.

11/12/2014

Walker Partnerships introduced new resources to struggling school districts to help build their capacity to maintain students with social/emotional/behavioral needs in a less costly and restrictive manner.

11/11/2014

11/11/2014

mehealth for ADHD's digital platform, which implements American Academy of Pediatrics' clinical guidelines and DSM-5 to automate the ADHD evaluation process, now includes a Spanish-language component.

11/11/2014

Three dozen Recovery School District (RSD) charter schools are eligible to return to the control of the Orleans Parish School Board next academic year — more than double the number eligible this time last year. Last year, 17 eligible schools decided not to move to the auspices of the school board, and instead maintained their status under RSD governance.

11/11/2014

The Texas district's board named James “Buck” Gilcrease as the lone finalist for the vacated superintendent position serving Alvin ISD's 20,885 students. Gilcrease was most recently the superintendent of Hillsboro ISD.

11/11/2014

A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Colorado's Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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