K12 Headlines

12/2/2014

12/2/2014

After soliciting little public comment, the Seattle School Board plans to vote this week on whether to offer interim Superintendent Larry Nyland the district’s top job for the next two and a half years.

12/2/2014

The U.S.' healthy foods school program must continue because the savings in health care costs that will be realized if future adults eat healthier will be considerable. Parents also need to do better for their kids by doing better for themselves.

12/2/2014

The Leon County Schools is making available thousands of pages of documents for a federal grand jury to review as part of its investigation into the district's school-construction projects.

12/2/2014

North Dakota's first lady Betsy Dalrymple and state School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler unveiled a proposed bipartisan legislation that would require every high school student to get a passing grade on the civics exam to graduate.

12/2/2014

No state has a bigger voucher system. Florida is on the way to spending $1 billion on a program with questionable accountability that could be the start of an attempt to privatize public education. Legal review of the voucher program is long overdue.

12/2/2014

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) is set to vote on a statewide transgender policy and critics are making their positions known. If passed, the policy will allow schools and the state high school league to make determinations about the gender of student athletes.

12/2/2014

The state education department wants to make David Meckley receiver for the York City School District, a move that would allow him to bring in a charter operator for district schools without the school board's consent.

12/2/2014

The Department of Education released a set of guidelines that is meant to clarify when K12 schools are allowed to separate boys and girls into separate classrooms, without running afoul of civil rights laws.

12/2/2014

The Libertas School of Memphis will become the first Montessori charter school in Tennessee, if the Achievement School District gives it the go-ahead to take over an elementary school in Frayser next year.

12/2/2014

Avella Area superintendent Janell Logue-Belden has been named as the Pennsylvania district's new superintendent. She will replace Janet Ciramella, who will retire in April after 25 years in the district, including the past two as superintendent.

12/2/2014

North Carolina's State Board of Education members heard pros and cons of changes to a high school history test for advanced students, joining a national debate over whether high school students should be taught that America is exceptional despite its faults, or whether the country's history should be explained more objectively.

12/1/2014

12/1/2014

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether a Huntington Beach high school discriminated against female athletes. The investigation is reviewing whether female athletes are getting the same equipment, coaching and medical and training benefits as the male athletes.

12/1/2014

Sioux Falls public school officials approved the closure of Jefferson Elementary School in order to build a new Spanish immersion elementary school, saying they could reverse the decision if state lawmakers decide to move ahead with a proposed cap on K12 funding.

12/1/2014

Mississippi ranks at or near the bottom in the nation for measures like student outcomes and per pupil spending. Now, nearly two dozen school districts think they have a way to break out of that rut: They're suing the state for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.

12/1/2014

Guns on school campuses is a controversial idea that Florida legislators will have to consider once again this spring. Rep. Greg Steube has refiled his school safety bill for a third time. House Bill 19 allows a trained school employee to carry a gun on campus.

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