K12 Headlines

11/11/2014

11/11/2014

Public school advocates sued top state officials, alleging that an irrational system of distributing state subsidies is creating academic inequities and depriving many students. The lawsuit says the state has established strict academic standards but failed to provide equal resources for students who must meet them.

11/11/2014

A divided committee of the Ohio Board of Education recommended doing away with staffing requirements for elementary schools. Critics argue that it could lead to the elimination of art, music and physical education classes, along with school nurses, librarians and counselors.

11/11/2014

Wisconsin public schools would receive $613 million more over the next two years under a budget request made by state Superintendent Tony Evers, a proposal that would have to pass the Republican-controlled Legislature and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker before taking effect.

11/11/2014

Fayette County Schools has teamed up Kajeet to provide mobile broadband coverage to students in the district’s Title I schools.

11/11/2014

Shalee Cunningham, superintendent of Novato USD, announced her retirement at the end of the current school year in June 2015.

11/11/2014

A new Stanford study finds that some schools—based on their size, organizational structure, and academic climate—are more likely to foster cliques than others. The tendency to segregate is much more prevalent in large schools and schools that provide students with more academic freedom.

11/11/2014

Nearly 90 percent of schools of Iowa’s 338 school districts are making a change to an hours-based school year. Those school districts will now be in session for 1,080 hours instead of the standard 180 days.

11/11/2014

New federal guidelines have led to school cafeterias serving healthier lunches than those packed by their parents, according to a new Virginia Tech study on pre-K and kindergarten students' packed and school lunches in rural Virginia.

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

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the state and against the ACLU in its lawsuit on behalf of Highland Park Schools students, alleging inadequate literacy instruction. The court also said students can't sue school districts for failing to comply with statutory requirements related to education.

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

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

One response to cyberbullying is to turn to legislation to regulate behavior. Efforts at creating a culture of empathy, on the other hand, receive far less public attention. Framing online behavior as symptomatic of larger cultural narratives is a much neglected view in the public debate around cyberbullying.

11/10/2014

11/10/2014

In 18 school districts across the state, none still gave kids at least a half an hour for recess.

11/10/2014

Given the choice for the first time, the vast majority of Iowa school districts are now counting the school year in hours, not days.

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