K12 Headlines

6/5/2015

6/5/2015

The Cattaraugus-Little Valley School Board of Education named Sharon Huff as its next superintendent. Currently serving as superintendent of Pioneer Central Schools, she will succeed Superintendent Jon Peterson, who is leaving the position for a job in eastern New York.

6/5/2015

Code.org announced 11 new partnerships with computer science education organizations to help schools where Code.org it isn’t able to work directly. The organizations offer curriculum, professional development or a blend of both to add computer science into the formal curriculum in schools.

6/5/2015

David Moyer, the superintendent for Moline-Coal Valley District 40 for the past three years, has been named as Elmhurst Community Unit School District's superintendent.

6/5/2015

Chippewa Falls Middle School Principal Heidi Eliopoulos-Taylor has been named the finalist for the Chippewa Falls school district’s superintendent position. She will replace Superintendent Brad Saron, who is leaving to become the head of the Sun Prairie School District.

6/5/2015

Nearly 60 percent of state voters disapprove of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education policies, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Over 50 percent have more faith in the state’s teachers union than the governor and more than 60 percent believe standardized tests are a bad way to judge student performance or rate teachers.

6/5/2015

The Springfield school district was able to more than double summer school enrollment this year to over 8,000 students by offering inventive classes that are more hands-on and teach reading and math in less obvious ways — such as having students come up with an elaborate plan for how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

6/4/2015

6/4/2015

Principal Jonathan Smith took over the habitually low-performing T.W. Browne Middle School in Oak Cliff this school year, and one of his first moves was to implement a computerized system to alert parents by phone and letter when their children behave exceptionally well or badly.

6/4/2015

How to make STEM learning fun brought together two education technology entrepreneurs to create KitHub, a new electronics kit company. The company partner with toymakers, technologists and teachers to create and offer new kits monthly in addition to classroom sets and curriculum and step-by-step guides.

6/4/2015

The Nevada Legislature approved a record $1.1 billion general fund tax package in addition to $336 million directed to the state school fund.

6/4/2015

The Buford City Commission approved the sale of $33 million in bonds for the construction of the new Buford High School. Current plans anticipate the new $50 million high school could open for the 2017-18 school year.

6/4/2015

Edmentum has received Florida Department of Education approval of 26 courses for the 2015–16 school year. These courses, accessible through Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, were approved for grades 6 through 12.

6/4/2015

The split-control Legislature should set state education funding increases for the next two fiscal years before they adjourn the 2015 session so Iowa’s school districts don’t have to endure another year waiting to find out about school funding while legislators fight over money next year, said Gov. Terry Branstad.

6/4/2015

The new feature allows teachers to remind parents and students of upcoming assignments and events, and works seamlessly within FreshGrade's student digital portfolios.

6/4/2015

The inclusion of disciplinary records in college admissions is important, in part, because the extent to which teachers discipline students often depends on the students’ race. Numerous studies show that students of color are likely to be punished more severely than white students.

6/4/2015

The Confucius Institute at MTSU is leading a delegation of Tennessee school administrators for a whirlwind sample of Chinese elementary and secondary schools to better understand Chinese teaching methods, pupil-teacher ratios and other differences.

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