K12 Headlines

12/2/2014

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

Green Horizon Services has become a SchoolDude SuccessPlus Services Partner to provide preventive maintenance to school districts across 25 states. Services include on-site data collection of all major HVAC and plumbing equipment and creating preventive maintenance templates and schedules.

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

A new brand website has been launched by JumpStart at www.jumpstart.com to house all of its web and mobile offerings, including the company's learning-based games and game-themed worlds.

12/2/2014

Wisconsin’s voucher school program needs more accountability, based on objective measures of success. Public money for private school vouchers should be pulled if evidence shows bad results and no improvement.

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

Citing a desire to return to more classroom-oriented work, South Portland Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin will resign effective June 30, 2015.

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

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 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

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.

12/2/2014

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

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

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

An administrative judge has postponed the final hearing to determine the fate of Florida's Scholar Preparatory Academy. The Duval County School Board voted to put the charter school on a 90-day termination notice in September after it failed to meet minimum student enrollment requirements.

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