K12 Headlines

12/3/2014

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March 12-15, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

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March 16-19, 2015
Atlanta, Ga.

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March 21-23, 2015
Houston, Texas

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April 13-15, 2015
Boston, Mass.

12/3/2014

The Santa Monica-Malibu USD Board of Education named Bertha Roman as the new director of educational technology for 2014-2015. She has been part of the district's Educational Services team as a teacher on special assignment for education technology for the past six years.

12/3/2014

The Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks curriculum proposal is a model that local districts can use but is not state mandated. The instruction focuses on students not only knowing the answers to key questions in history, economics, geography and civics but also understanding what questions to ask to separate out valuable information.

12/3/2014

A study has been commissioned to examine the potential cost savings of consolidating 15 of the Pennsylvania county's public school districts, particularly the potential benefits of merging administrative functions. If the study shows a savings worth ruffling the feathers, they should proceed.

12/2/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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