K12 Headlines

12/8/2014

12/8/2014

A new policy will not require Minneapolis students to take world language classes or ethnic studies before they graduate.

12/8/2014

Last week, the ACLU and CLASI filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights showing that the implementation of the Charter School Law of 1995 has had a discriminatory impact on students of color and students with disabilities in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

12/8/2014

To middle-school students and their parents, the high-school admissions process is a grueling and universally loathed rite of passage. But as awful as it can be, it used to be much worse.

12/8/2014

Sleep-deprived Ann Arbor teens who dread waking up by 7 a.m. or earlier for school each weekday could have reason to rejoice next year. Ann Arbor school officials are considering a later start for high schools.

12/8/2014

High school football could cease to exist in some towns if a concussion lawsuit filed against the Illinois High School Association succeeds, officials with the organization said Friday.

12/5/2014

12/5/2014

The Minnesota State High School League board has approved a new policy for transgender students that will begin with the 2015-2016 school year. Criteria for determining eligibility of transgender students for high school sports would be applied in the appeal process. Religious schools would be exempt.

12/5/2014

Michigan has one of the worst ratings in an analysis of state policies for holding charter school authorizers accountable for their schools' academic performance. According to a National Association of Charter School Authorizers report, Michigan received only three out of 27 points.

12/5/2014

Canvassing for potential students — and honing a front-porch pitch — are standard for charter schools. But for traditional public school leaders, it's unfamiliar territory. Still, it may quickly become an expectation as urban districts around the country grapple with destabilization related, at least in part, to the growth of charter schools.

12/5/2014

Children from different economic backgrounds behave differently in classrooms, according to a new study. For example, working class kids are less likely to ask for help from teachers than are their middle class counterparts. And when they do ask for help, they’re less aggressive about it.

12/5/2014

Students at Nebraska's Westside High School are using biometric fingerprinting scanners to purchase their lunches to keep others from using another’s account through a registered verification system. The software was installed to improve student account security, eliminate errors and eliminate student ID cards.

12/5/2014

Private school choice can lend a helping hand to public educators. District leaders, lawmakers and educators should view vouchers as a means to developing a stronger public-private partnership in Ohio to move education forward.

12/5/2014

The Orange County School Board appointed Brenda Tanner as superintendent. Tanner has served as the interim Superintendent since Robert Grimesey’s departure in June 2014.

12/5/2014

The Linn-Mar Community School District announced Quintin Shepherd, currently superintendent of Illinois’ District 69, as its next superintendent. He will take over from Superintendent Katie Mulholland, who is retiring.

12/5/2014

The Mutualink K12 communications platform is now being piloted in 20 New York schools, enabling schools to establish a direct link to police, fire and other entities in an emergency.

12/5/2014

All school districts in the country are required to tell the federal government how many times kids have been restrained in their schools. But some districts aren't following through with reporting incidences, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

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