K12 Headlines

3/9/2015

3/9/2015

The father of an elementary school student has filed a lawsuit claiming the district violated his right to openly carry a firearm into his daughter's school. The man claims he was denied access multiple times while attempting to pick up his daughter because he was open carrying a pistol.

3/9/2015

To ensure a smoother transition when students switch schools, the Department of Defense education system plans to spend the next three to five years phasing in the Common Core. But it is also reviewing a study that could recommend drastic changes for its 60 campuses in the continental U.S.

3/9/2015

Transportation for students to New Orleans' public schools is in an abysmal state, plagued by skyrocketing costs and placing bus-riding schoolchildren in harm's way, according the latest findings of a working group established to study the issue.

3/9/2015

For the last two winters and springs, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. has grappled with Philadelphia School District budget holes in the hundreds of millions. But things changed last week with revenue proposals from Pennsylvania's governor and the city's mayor. 

3/9/2015

Education is where Republicans can demonstrate that they’re serious about making sure opportunity extends to every American. The presidential candidates need to emphasize successful education reforms while explaining how little Washington has to do with them.

3/9/2015

Nebraska Department of Education officials have unveiled a system to classify each school at one of four levels—from “excellent” to “needing improvement”—based on test scores, how much struggling students improve and graduation rates.

3/9/2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving schools $5.5 million in training grants, which will be used to help educators comply with a rule finalized last week that requires all personnel in school nutrition programs to complete annual training.

3/9/2015

Baltimore's school police will remain the only police officers in the state of Maryland forbidden to have firearms within public schools while classes are in session.

3/9/2015

Co-founded in 1996 by Mr. Bush with what he called in an email a “powerful sense of pride and joy,” Liberty City Charter School was the first school of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in a booming industry and national movement.

3/9/2015

Year-round scheduling means schools can accommodate about 20 percent more students by splitting them between five tracks. The change comes with an increase in operational costs, estimated to be about $308,000 for each school.

3/9/2015

The Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative is partnering with WIN Learning to bring WIN Math, a digital career-based, math and workplace skills solution, to schools within the 15 Appalachian counties it serves.

3/9/2015

A mix of unusually volatile property values and shifting school-funding formulas over the past decade has detached school funding from reality in Ohio, a veteran researcher says.

3/6/2015

3/6/2015

Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to take over as many as 100 low-performing public schools won approval in the Georgia Senate, although it’s likely to face a tougher test as it now moves to the state House.

3/6/2015

Nineteen of the 56 Michigan school districts in deficit are expected to be in the black by the end of June. The districts currently in deficit represent about 10 percent of the school's traditional public school districts.

3/6/2015

After more than a dozen students and staff were sickened this week at Lakewood Elementary by high carbon monoxide levels, school trustees and parents called for the installation of detectors in all Dallas public schools. Buying and installing the carbon monoxide detectors in all 223 schools could cost more than $7 million.

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