K12 Headlines

6/8/2015

6/8/2015

Montana schools won't have their ratings tarnished next year if students did poorly on new Smarter Balanced tests – at least for now.

6/8/2015

Changes to Hawaii’s sex education policies have played a role in reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and the abortions that sometimes follow, agencies like Planned Parenthood say.

6/8/2015

Five cities and one school district so far have agreed to share the cost of a high-tech mapping service that Greenup property valuation administrator Bobby Hall says can save the county money and collect valuable information for his office and for emergency services.

6/8/2015

Educators across South Mississippi said they gleaned useful data from the multitude of testing required during the past school year -- information they can use to better serve students in the future.

6/8/2015

Many schools place cameras in hallways and on school buses to help monitor students’ behavior. Parents aren’t allowed to view the footage because of the privacy rights of other students caught on camera.

6/5/2015

6/5/2015

This fall, Minneapolis students with mild autism will have to attend their neighborhood schools instead of being allowed to go to specialized schools for kids with special needs. The district says it's shifting resources to create a more inclusive support system for these students but some parents would like to get rid of the new approach.

6/5/2015

The new partnership will allow teachers using the Actively Learn digital reading platform to buy circulations of HarperCollins’s copyrighted K12 titles from the platform’s online catalog.

6/5/2015

The State Board of Education voted to revoke the charter at Dynamic Community Charter School due to concerns about financial problems, the curriculum and teaching licenses. It is the only North Carolina charter school focused exclusively on students with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

6/5/2015

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools has concerns about Rhode Island parents' statutory right to public school choice if the General Assembly passes two bills that would either impose a one-year moratorium on new charters or require local approval before a new charter opens.

6/5/2015

The new law offers the option of education savings accounts to students who has been enrolled in a public school for at least 100 consecutive days. State funding for students would go directly into special savings accounts for parents to pay for services such as private school, transportation costs or tutoring.

6/5/2015

Netop updated its Vision ME iPad classroom workflow app with expanded sharing of file types, an improved student enrollment process and increased foreign language support. In a move to support mixed language classrooms, the app is now available in Japanese in addition to Spanish, French, Dutch, German and English.

6/5/2015

With the insufficient funding increase in the state budget, many districts will have to struggle to provide any meaningful local salary increases for teachers and cover rising health-care costs for teachers and other school personnel; Texas will retain its below-average ranking for teacher pay.

6/5/2015

With more than half of Detroit students attending charter schools, the idea of a streamlined enrollment system has come up. Much confusion is eliminated when parents are given a common enrollment application and choice process for all city schools.

6/5/2015

The final days of any regular session include frantic deal-making and sneaky maneuvering by special interests, but the bargain that compelled the Nevada Legislature to roll back the prevailing wage exemption contained in school construction legislation already signed into law was counterproductive. The result will be fewer school projects at higher costs.

6/5/2015

The Arizona governor has proposed a plan that would increase the money coming from state-land trust proceeds to schools from 2.5 percent a year to 10 percent each year for the next five years, generating about $1.8 billion in new money.

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