K12 Headlines

5/6/2015

5/6/2015

Opinions vary on whether or not the Cleveland County School system is doing enough to bring in minority applicants to fill its leadership and teaching vacancies. The effort to improve minority hiring in schools should be a grassroots effort by the school district, NAACP, the community and the state legislature.

5/6/2015

Given the workload and headaches that come along with being a chief recovery officer for a struggling school district, there must be some reasonable compensation. But if the officer is put in place to right a district's financial ship, shouldn't that compensation be pretty frugal?

5/6/2015

Total Motivation is a supplemental curriculum that provides California educators with a comprehensive resource that explains state standards.

5/6/2015

The Missouri city's council approved a measure to increase cooperation between the Columbia Public School District, Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to improve the handling of minors who allegedly commit crimes or offenses over which the district can exercise disciplinary power.

5/6/2015

The two companies are working together to support SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS customers with implementing online student enrollment, registration, school choice and lottery solutions.

5/6/2015

Seattle’s teachers voted to hold a one-day strike, joining colleagues in about two dozen other school districts that have staged or are planning similar walkouts to pressure state lawmakers to budget more money for lower class sizes and higher teachers’ wages.

5/6/2015

House and Senate members spent more than a week working out the differences between their versions of a bill modifying the school transfers law, which allows children in nearly 90 unaccredited school districts to transfer to higher-performing ones.

5/5/2015

5/5/2015

Citing its bleak finances, Chicago Public Schools unveiled a $160 million capital budget that officials said will largely cover only projects that are already underway and the most pressing repairs and maintenance issues at schools.

5/5/2015

Currently serving as the Pennsylvania district's director of teaching and learning, Anthony Barber has been selected to serve as the next superintendent of schools for the Springfield School District.

5/5/2015

School district leaders had expected to see some impact on graduation and dropout rates given the more rigorous, college-prep graduation requirements that began with the class of 2014. Yet the data shows the graduation rate dipping to 57.3 percent for black students, down from 65.5 a year earlier, and to 61.2 percent for Hispanic students from 68.7.

5/5/2015

The Maine Legislature’s budget-writing committee gave preliminary approval to a new funding mechanism that is designed to ease the financial strain on traditional public schools whose students flock to a nearby charter school or a virtual charter school.

5/5/2015

Ohio state lawmakers said they have referred allegations to authorities that an online charter school failed to dis-enroll hundreds of chronically truant students in order to pad its rolls.

5/5/2015

Charter schools shouldn't be able to give enrollment preference to students who live within five miles of their campus because doing so is leading to resegregation, some lawmakers and advocates argue.

5/5/2015

A new bill which would require local school systems to provide bus-safety training for students twice a year deserves more attention and support than it has received thus far. The bill would also require a study on how to increase safety for children getting on and off school buses.

5/5/2015

Frontline Technologies has acquired My Learning Plan, a provider of K12 educator professional growth and management tools. Serving more than 1,000 customers, My Learning Plan's products include systems for professional development management, educator evaluations and evaluator training.

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