K12 Headlines

1/5/2015

1/5/2015

The number of Iowa school buses flagged repeatedly by state inspectors as unsafe to transport children has nearly doubled in the two and a half years since a Des Moines Register investigation called attention to what safety regulators described as a systemic statewide problem.

1/5/2015

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against an Indiana school district seeking to force it to recognize a club for GLBT students and those who support them. The lawsuit contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the students who are now members.

1/5/2015

In a new lawsuit filed against the Chicago Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools officials, the federal government alleges that the principal of Scammon Elementary School discriminated against pregnant teachers by giving them lower performance ratings and targeting them for firing.

1/5/2015

Common sense — along with a growing body of research — shows that mastering social skills early on can help people stay out of trouble all the way into their adult lives. Schools should teach kids about emotions and conflict negotiation in the same way they teach math and reading.

1/5/2015

The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. Tom Corbett took office, amid deep budget-balancing cuts in state aid.

1/5/2015

For nearly 23,000 Boston public school students, the wait for each day’s dismissal bell could soon be a little longer. Children in 60 elementary and middle schools will spend 40 more minutes each day in class under an agreement between the city, the school district and the Boston Teachers Union.

1/5/2015

A new poll showed 79 percent of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of Michigan's public school teachers and employees with 45 percent saying they were paid too little. The poll also showed 51 percent of those polled believe there is not enough funding for schools to provide a quality education.

12/23/2014

12/23/2014

DA Daily is taking a few days off for the holidays. Today's DA Daily will be the last edition of 2014, and we will return with the new year on Jan. 5.

12/23/2014

Thomas Bratten has accepted the job as the new Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools superintendent. He served as superintendent of Salem City Schools from 2009 to 2014.

12/23/2014

After seven years with the district, Sangamon Valley Superintendent Ernie Fowler will be leaving at the end of June to take a new position in Nashville. Nashville is a high school district, with seven elementary schools, public and private, that serve as feeder schools from independent districts surrounding Nashville in Illinois.

12/23/2014

East Ramapo officials are again taking the state to court in their battle against what the state says is repeated noncompliance with a law covering disabled students' education.

12/23/2014

Hyundai Motor America and MIND Research Institute are giving a grant to expand a math program in Philadelphia public schools. The grant brings MIND’s ST Math software program to 6,300 students and 280 teachers at 19 campuses in the School District of Philadelphia this school year.

12/23/2014

Merging districts with varying millage and earned income tax rates, with varying levels of debt service and varying teacher contracts is a dense soup of calculations. But also looking at the more granular, building-level savings as part of that process would offer a more complete picture.

12/23/2014

An agreement between the board of education and Onslow County Board of Commissioners compels school leaders to pursue alternative solutions to enrollment growth before building new schools. The school system is studying reassignment to mitigate years of growth in Jacksonville and Richlands.

12/23/2014

Alabama is one of eight states that do not allow charter schools, and some legislators want to change that. Several Republican lawmakers said they will make another push to establish charter schools in Alabama, at least on a limited basis.

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