K12 Headlines

2/11/2015

2/11/2015

Fourteen of Louisiana's public school districts have passed resolutions aimed at preventing schools from being penalized for students who skip Common Core standardized tests, according to the Louisiana Schools Boards Association.

2/11/2015

Education, health and law enforcement officials voiced concerns about a bill that would limit the collection and sharing of student data, saying it could threaten practices ranging from gathering information on registered sex offenders to identifying students on the honor roll.

2/11/2015

Small and largely out of the way, Texas' Natalia High School is quietly developing a reputation as a top center for learning a decidedly 21st Century discipline: robotics. The high school, which has 315 students, will be represented for the seventh straight year at the Texas Computer Education Association state robotics championship in May.

2/11/2015

EarthEcho International has released a collection of standard-aligned educational materials and documentary videos on their second youth expedition, EarthEcho Expedition: Beyond the Dead Zone.

2/11/2015

Union High School students are using medical tools to test whether cows at the school dairy are becoming ill. Hourly core body temperature are recorded by software, which sends health alerts to wireless devices.

2/11/2015

High school typing class was once just an elective for students planning to attend college. No more. Teaching kids to type from an early age is becoming standard.

2/11/2015

A $100,000 Indiana Department of Education Career and Technical Education Grant awarded to West Central CET Area 23 for the implementation of an advanced manufacturing curriculum will enable the high school to purchase manufacturing equipment and offer a training and certification system.

2/11/2015

A state senator introduced a bill that makes it easier for parents who reside the majority of the workweek at their place of employment to enroll their children in the local school district.

2/11/2015

The Justice Department announced a settlement with Robertson County Schools that the government says engaged in a decades-long system of segregation involving African-American students.

2/11/2015

Senate Republicans are targeting the state government's $2.6 billion reduction in education aid triggered by the 2008 stock market plunge. Since then, about $1.6 billion has been restored, but Republicans want to recover the rest of the school aid this year.

2/11/2015

The spending package includes a 4 percent increase in basic aid for K12 schools with an additional $212 million for schools for the 2015-16 academic year and $217 million for the 2016-17 school year. The package includes money for basic school aid and a teacher leadership initiative.

2/11/2015

Since the state graduation test is no longer required for students, it is reasonable to allow former students to receive their diplomas if their only deficiency was not passing the state test. This change would open up additional career and college opportunities for the former students.

2/11/2015

The Nevada district is adding the schools to its list of turnaround schools for the 2015-2016 school year in order to improve results and graduation rates.

2/10/2015

2/10/2015

The Lafayette Parish School System could lose up to $17 million over the next two school years as the three charter schools in the parish expand and a new charter school opens.

2/10/2015

Rochester Middle School Principal Valerie McKenney has been chosen as Epping School District’s superintendent for the 2015-16 academic year. She is replacing Superintendent Barbara Munsey, who is retiring.

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