K12 Headlines

7/10/2015

7/10/2015

The Texas district's Superintendent Paul Cruz has decided to eliminate 11 of the district’s top administrative positions and reshuffle department responsibilities for the upcoming school year.

7/10/2015

South Lyon Community Schools Superintendent Bill Pearson has retired after 20 years as the district's top leader. Since Pearson started, the number of students has grown from 4,200 to 8,000 and voters passed six bond proposals that brought about seven new school buildings.

7/10/2015

Sunburst Digital, Inc. is teaming up with Tynker, a start-up that has introduced more than 20 million kids to computer programming. Tynker’s game-based programming platform offers interactive tutorials, puzzles and code challenges.

7/10/2015

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has confirmed a massive grade-fixing scandal at John Dewey High School and has moved to fire the veteran principal for allowing dozens of students to earn credit for courses they never took.

7/10/2015

Students who change schools are likely to fall behind academically, and helping families get stable housing can prevent that, according to a new federal study. Families who received vouchers were significantly less likely to become homeless again or change schools or have parents and children living in separate places.

7/9/2015

7/9/2015

The Kentucky Board of Education will consider whether to take over the Menifee County school district, becoming only the second district to be managed by the state department. The district has already been under state assistance since December 2014.

7/9/2015

Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced.

7/9/2015

The Dallas School District continues to gather information about possibly implementing a construction excise tax to help pay for capital improvements. The fee could only be used to acquire land or help pay for improvements or new school construction.

7/9/2015

InFocus Corporation's new five IN110x series classroom-optimized projectors each feature 3200-lumen brightness and 15,000:1 contrast ratio to fit school budgets and the ambient-light levels of most classrooms.

7/9/2015

Virginia’s new digital textbook and instructional materials marketplace will begin operations this coming September. This new instructional materials library, based on a customized version of Copia's core Copia Class technology, has been implemented over the past 12 months.

7/9/2015

Pearson will take over all responsibilities for the publication of all Wide Range assessments, including the Wide Range Achievement Test 4; the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Second Edition; the Wide Range Intelligence Test; and the Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities.

7/9/2015

Thanks to the unsettled business of a state budget, some 38 multi-track year-round schools in Wake County just opened with no certainty about how many teacher assistants they will have. School districts all over the state are waiting to see whether the Senate’s budget plan will cut teaching assistants.

7/9/2015

Lawsuits have at times been disruptive and costly. But the Legislature, which has long been too deferential to the wishes of the California Teachers Association, has repeatedly failed to make sensible changes that would benefit students while remaining fair to teachers. It may take more court edicts for that to happen.

7/9/2015

A three-year, $30 million effort has begun in the Pennsylvania school district to bolster the number of students in city schools who read proficiently by the age of 8. Now, only 40 percent of students in District schools reach that level.

7/9/2015

The U.S. House will try again this week to pass a Republican rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law, with party leaders seeking to gain support from conservative members who balked earlier this year.

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