K12 Headlines

8/15/2014

8/15/2014

High school student-athletes can also compete and practice with an out-of-school team, the Vermont Principals' Association ruled, a policy change in response to last fall's debated topic that involved a local soccer club.

8/15/2014

The Arkansas Department of Education said that 19 schools and two school districts in the state have been awarded federal grants to fund before- and after-school programs. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and will support programs for five years.

8/15/2014

A well-intentioned law to expand national fingerprinting background checks for school employees has been crucial for the safety of Massachusetts' most vulnerable residents: its children. The problem, however, is that the implementation of the law leads to multiple, repetitive background checks and unnecessary, costly layers of government bureaucracy.

8/14/2014

8/14/2014

The North Carolina county's residents will vote on a $160 million school bond in November. The general obligation bond would fund the construction of several new county schools and the renovations of others.

8/14/2014

The state will lower the report card ratings for 20 Columbus schools that it found had cheated their way to better grades by omitting children who were often absent or had poor test scores. The Ohio Department of Education is issuing changes to three years’ worth of recalculated Columbus City Schools report cards. Now, the department is left to decide whether educators who manipulated student data should be punished.

8/14/2014

Public schools are returning from summer break to face a challenge: integrating and paying for the influx of children who have streamed across the Mexican border this year. Because the children generally lack English skills, have often received limited schooling and may have suffered emotional trauma, they present schools with a host of needs that could strain resources.

8/14/2014

Teachers in Mustang are getting ready to welcome a lot more students back to school. The Mustang School District’s enrollment has risen 10 percent since last year with kindergarten through the third grade seeing the most explosive growth.

8/14/2014

Some Utah school districts are struggling to fill all their teaching positions with just days before the new school year begins. The Salt Lake City School District has about double the number of openings it would normally have at this time of year.

8/14/2014

Oakland USD is hiring an unaccompanied minors consultant to work with the unprecedented number of immigrant children arriving from Central America in the past year. The support services consultant will help unaccompanied immigrant students find legal help and counseling, health and educational services.

8/14/2014

The nearly 50,000 unaccompanied children that will soon enter our public schools, burdening taxpayers and schools that are already overcrowded and challenged to meet higher academic standards. Religious schools could take more immigrant students, and there should be government vouchers to pay for them. There is also common ground on the need for immigrant students to learn English and American history.

8/14/2014

The board of The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School faces an uncertain future in terms of their extended support from the State Department of Education due to unclear language in the bill that created it.

8/14/2014

Rockford is moving forward with a massive 10-year plan to revamp its elementary schools. Under the $250 million plan, eight elementary schools will close, two new ones will be built, and improvements will be made at the rest of the schools.

8/14/2014

Imagine Learning is partnering with Scantron to combine Scantron’s online assessments with the Imagine Learning platform.

8/14/2014

Charleston County School District and Discovery Education announced an expansion of their partnership that brings Discovery Education’s digital science textbook to elementary and middle school classrooms districtwide. Through this expansion, students will have access to Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series.

8/14/2014

Solon Community School District residents will head to the polls next month to vote on funding for new facilities. Funding from the $25.5 million bond issue would pay for a new middle school, a new performing arts center, and renovations to create a new special education classroom.

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