K12 Headlines

8/5/2014

8/5/2014

According to WalletHub's newest analysis, Mississippi was 50th and fared most poorly in math scores and percentage of children who repeated at least one grade but the state was tied for third with Massachusetts for the lowest number of bullying incidents.

8/5/2014

This year, all of Pasco County's nearly 400 school bus routes will be part of a new back-to-school bus call center manned by volunteers. The information the volunteers will use comes from the county's internally developed My Bus Loop app. With the app, the call center operators can track buses, even though the district's fleet won't have GPS installed until next year.

8/5/2014

The conversion from Flash to HTML5 for 60 of Odysseyware’s most popular online courses will make these courses compatible with all tablets, touchscreens and handheld devices, as well as easier to access on standard computers.

8/5/2014

Frontline Technologies has acquired Aspex Solutions, which provides AppliTrack, a suite of tools used to manage and automate each process related to the employment lifecycle of education professionals.

8/5/2014

The Morgan County Board of Education named James Woodard as the only candidate for Morgan County Schools' superintendent position. Woodard is currently both the director of the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education program and the CEO/principal of the Newton College and Career Academy.

8/5/2014

Dropouts cause our society emotional pain. But the cold hard facts are they cause us economic pain that could be avoided once we admit that our dropout rate has an economic impact. We have got to get our schools the resources to go at this problem head on.

8/5/2014

South Korean education produces ranks of overachieving students who pay a stiff price in health and happiness. Before South Korea can be seen as a model for 21st century schooling, it must end its age-old feudal system that passes for education and reflect on what the country’s most vulnerable young citizens might themselves want.

8/5/2014

Auditors questioned less than 1 percent of $35 million in public spending on Louisiana's private school voucher program in the 2013-2014 academic year, state education officials said. One private school accounted for one fourth of the suspect spending.

8/5/2014

Five former governors are asking the state Supreme Court to give Washington legislators another chance to reach a deal on school funding before considering whether to slap them with a contempt citation.

8/5/2014

After serious allegations of testing irregularities just a few years ago, the Virginia Department of Education confirmed that Norfolk City Public Schools was the only district in South Hampton Roads without allegations of deliberately skewing results on the SOL’s or helping an unknowing student violate regulations.

8/5/2014

A new series of books goes in depth to help young students learn about the history and inspiration behind America’s most important landmarks and symbols. Rourke Educational Media announced it is introducing Symbols of Freedom, a 10-title series geared for students in grades 3-6.

8/5/2014

The city has cut spending on school bureaucracy over the past decade, according to an Independent Budget Office report. The city spent about 22 percent less to provide schools with teacher training, budget planning, staff recruitment, and other administrative services. The cost savings came as the city consolidated its bureaucracy in a network structure.

8/5/2014

California's South Bay USD has named Cindy Schaub as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. She currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Rancho Santa Fe School District.

8/4/2014

8/4/2014

As Minnesota becomes more diverse, schools are facing a shortage of teachers of color. Minnesota ranks just below the national average on the ratio of non-white teachers to non-white students, sometimes called the diversity gap.

8/4/2014

Auditors looking at state funding to private schools through Louisiana’s $35 million voucher program found about $52,000 in overpayments during the last school year, according to information released by the education department.

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