K12 Headlines

7/15/2015

7/15/2015

CPR training during high school should be considered a life skill, much like swimming or driver education, and thus become a national standard set by the U.S. Department of Education. This notion of school-based training, easily housed within one class period on one day, represents a tantalizing path to potentially save many lives each year.

7/15/2015

At a public forum that will help shape the future of the school district's police department, principals, education advocates, parents and police supporters were divided on whether stationing armed officers in Baltimore schools would be in the best interest of students.

7/15/2015

Thousands of school nutritionists gathered in Salt Lake City this week to find innovative solutions that could help them provide meals that are both nutritious and tasty for students. The convention featured new solutions for school lunch programs, ranging from food samples to kitchen gadgets to boost safety and efficiency.

7/15/2015

Officials at a Florida middle school used a large color-coded magnetic board to plot all the days students spent testing. The startling conclusion: 91 days of the 180 days in the school year were dedicated in part or in full to state standardized tests and district-required exams. It does not include chapter or unit tests written by teachers.

7/15/2015

Smart Horizons Career Online Education is teaming up with Hamilton County Educational Service Center in Ohio to re-engage struggling learners by redesigning the classroom to use blended learning practices and offer students various AdvancED/SACS accredited workforce certificates.

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7/14/2015

Considering their lesson plans are tailored specifically towards the field they want to pursue upon graduation, students at the new Delaware Met will be responsible for owning their education. As part of this “Big Picture Learning” model, the school will also partner with businesses and organizations to provide the students with internships.

7/14/2015

State law requires the Legislature to set state funding for K12 public schools two years in advance. Perhaps it is flawed in its aggressive time requirement, but the law is wise in its fundamental goal to provide local school districts with state aid decisions early—not nearly two months after local school districts must certify the next year's budgets.

7/14/2015

A recent report by New York's state comptroller office indicates that the 2 percent tax cap has had the effect legislators had in mind when they passed the law. Governments and school districts are generally in compliance. When the tax cap first took effect in 2012, 15 of the state's 57 counties outside New York City exceeded it. This year, only six did.

7/14/2015

The Los Angeles County Office of Education has selected Impero Education Pro as its network and classroom management solution for the launch of a new initiative to modernize and update the technology infrastructure across its entire network of more than 80 public school districts.

7/14/2015

The former New Jersey education commissioner is the new state-appointed superintendent of Newark Public Schools. Christopher Cerf's arrival could mark the beginning of the end of two decades of state control over New Jersey's largest public school district.

7/14/2015

The new cloud-based point of sale and school meal program accountability software, Solana, enables school nutrition staff to capture and report the data required for meal program accountability, including fast payment, student eligibility management, and a real-time reporting center.

7/14/2015

An assistant professor in Wingate University’s Graduate School of Education has been offered the job as the new superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson County. Once confirmed, Rick Watkins would replace Johnny Hunt, who retired after serving as the district’s superintendent for nine years.

7/14/2015

The Washoe County School Board hired interim Superintendent Traci Davis as permanent superintendent. She came from the Las Vegas school system in 2012 when the previous Washoe County superintendent hired her as deputy superintendent. When Pedro Martinez resigned in October, the school board promoted Davis to stand-in superintendent.

7/14/2015

With 5.1 million students, Texas has more kids in public school than 28 states have residents. The latest numbers from the Texas Education Agency also show the student population as 51.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent Anglo, 12.7 percent African-American and 3.7 percent Asian.

7/14/2015

A federal judge says the Rankin County school district is in contempt of court for continuing to promote Christianity during school hours after it agreed to stop. They were again ordered to stop sponsoring prayers at graduations, assemblies, athletic competitions and other school events.

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