K12 Headlines

2/20/2015

2/20/2015

Superintendent Richard Markwardt will take over West Geauga schools after he resigns from Beachwood at the conclusion of his contract at the end of the school year. Robert Hardis, who has served as Beachwood's assistant superintendent since 2012, will replace Markwardt as Beachwood's top leader.

2/20/2015

Selected from a pool of 34 applicants, Gillian Chapman was hired to replace Pam Shea as superintendent of Teton County School District No. 1. She is currently Shawnee Mission USD's associate superintendent for secondary administrative services in Kansas.

2/19/2015

2/19/2015

An increasing number of high school seniors are taking advantage of early admission programs. The number of colleges offering earlier deadlines has increased by about 7 percent in the last five years, according to the College Board. And most of those colleges report that they are receiving more early applications.

2/19/2015

By making it unnecessarily difficult for high-quality professionals to enter the classroom, and equally difficult for neighborhood schools to fill teaching vacancies, unions protect their members from competition while protecting profit from dues.

2/19/2015

The findings of a survey that asked more than 300 school districts about their financial health were released. The report shows that a few things have hurt schools financially over the past decade: pension obligations, funding for charter and cyber schools, and limits on property tax hikes.

2/19/2015

The Pennsylvania city's financially distressed school district, one of the country's biggest battlegrounds over the expansion of charter schools, approved five new charters of the 39 that applied in a contentious meeting marked by protests, shouting and arrests.

2/19/2015

Absolute Software Corporation incorporated a new security feature, Device Freeze Offline Policy, for its Absolute Computrace product. This capability allows IT to set an automated freeze command for any device that remains offline for a specific period of time or is unassigned or misplaced.

2/19/2015

A bill has been advanced that would provide more money for school construction but also would suspend wage rules. The bill would allow school boards to extend construction bonds beyond the period approved by voters and would clear the way for projects to ease overcrowding.

2/19/2015

The legality of teaching Advanced Placement courses in Oklahoma public schools was raised during a House Common Education Committee hearing. The proposed bill would direct the state Board of Education to review the AP U.S. history guidelines and bar the use of state funds for these courses.

2/19/2015

The Nassau County School Board has decided that the Yulee High student who has ended his morning public announcement readings with "God Bless America" can continue. The decision follows a cease-and-desist letter sent by the American Humanist Association that threatened action if the student continued uttering the phrase.

2/19/2015

The free mobile application, TeachBack, has been launched nationwide for iPhone and Android. TeachBack is a classroom education tool that gathers structured feedback from students about their educators’ lessons, lectures and overall class experiences.

2/19/2015

Twenty school districts found to be blocking access for undocumented immigrant children will be forced to modify their enrollment policies to break down illegal barriers to education, according to the attorney general's office.

2/19/2015

In what’s become a re-enactment of a misguided pursuit a decade ago, some state lawmakers want to prohibit student access to public school sex education classes without parental consent. The current policy, in which local school boards decide whether schools have an “opt-in” or “opt-out” option, works and doesn’t need to change.

2/19/2015

School districts with growing populations could benefit from two pieces of legislation that got preliminary approval from the New Hampshire House. One involves a measure to provide up to $50 million dollars in aid for school construction projects.

2/19/2015

The right combination of educational media and technology, far from being a brain drain, can have a positive and immediate impact on learning.

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