K12 Headlines

1/15/2015

1/15/2015

The head of the Arizona Senate Education Committee and the Education Board have proposed suspending school letter grades for a year or two, until possible problems with the new AzMERIT test are worked out.

1/15/2015

Boston teachers overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would more than double the number of public schools with an extended school day — a measure pushed heavily by city, school and union officials to boost student achievement.

1/15/2015

Taxpayers in Pennsylvania will be able to go online to see how much money their school districts are spending and what salaries district professional employees are receiving. The information will be available as a new feature of the Pennsylvania School Performance Profiles.

1/15/2015

Plans to replace a Worcester County elementary school entered a new phase after the state school building authority approved funding for the project. The Massachusetts School Building Authority's funding represents 80 percent of the expected cost.

1/15/2015

If New York is ever to offer a high-quality education to all its young people, the case must go forward to a full hearing on the rules that systematically saddle the neediest students with ineffective teachers.

1/15/2015

Legitimate concerns about testing times have also been raised by both educators and parents. However, if the promise of PARCC is achieved, the scope and quality of data that educators, students and parents will receive from this effort will justify this investment in time.

1/15/2015

A proposed education bill calls for strict sanctions for struggling schools that would force failing public schools to close and reopen as charter schools. A different outcome should be possible other than public schools being forced into an independent charter.

1/15/2015

A new Florida bill hopes to fix problems for kids that have to walk to school in dangerous conditions. Senate Bill 154 would force local governments to take action.

1/15/2015

Newport-Mesa USD is looking to launch a series of advanced specialty education tracks at its high schools next school year. The six academies — engineering, design, global studies, performing arts, arts, and enhanced math, science and engineering — will focus on hands-on work, group projects and interdisciplinary learning.

1/15/2015

Chula Vista Elementary School District and Val Verde USD are enhancing on-site security measures with visitor management software produced by Raptor Technologies. The system screens school building visitors against a registered sex offender database and custom alert database.

1/15/2015

The Texas district is partnering with Edgenuity to expand support for all high school students by offering free test preparation services for college entrance exams, including the SAT. Austin ISD students may enroll in the web-based courses, which will allow them to complete lessons at their own pace.

1/15/2015

DTP CrossPoint 84, a new model without an integrated control processor or amplifier, has been added to Extron Electronics’ family of DTP CrossPoint matrix switchers.

1/15/2015

Residents in the Wausau School District will vote in April on a building plan that would close the district's educational center and replace it with four regional sites plus build a total of 10 new classrooms.

1/15/2015

A key provision of the Assembly’s effort to revise accountability measures for Wisconsin schools was removed. The move puts the Assembly and Senate versions of an accountability bill even further at odds.

1/14/2015

1/14/2015

South Dakota’s four technical institutes are currently governed by public school districts. Under a new arrangement, the director of the Southeast Technical Institute will report directly to the Sioux Falls school board rather than to the district superintendent.

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