K12 Headlines

11/25/2014

11/25/2014

The Alabama county's school board voted to hire Robbie Owen, the former principal of Rockwell Elementary School, as the school district's new superintendent. Owen, who has been serving as the system's interim superintendent since mid-August, replaces Alan Lee, who announced his resignation in August.

11/25/2014

John Nolan, superintendent of Wellington Schools for three years, announced that he is resigning because of health reasons, two years before his contract is up.

11/25/2014

Millburn's Superintendent of Schools James Crisfield was officially appointed to the position of superintendent of Pennsylvania's Wissahickon School District.

11/25/2014

Capstone launched PebbleGo Next, its newest line of database modules featuring content connected to grades three through six. PebbleGo Next debuts with a State and American Indian Studies module.

11/25/2014

Carrie Andrews, acting superintendent for the Cambrian School District, has been chosen to lead the district's five schools as its new superintendent. She came to Cambrian after working for the Campbell Union School District for six years.

11/25/2014

The Middletown Area School Board approved a bond refinancing proposal that could save Dauphin County Technical School around $1 million. The district could see lower tuition payments to the tech school in the near future.

11/25/2014

Indiana Supreme Court justices quizzed lawyers in a case over school busing fees about the limit of the state's constitutional guarantee of a free public education. What the court decides could have broad consequences for cash-strapped school districts throughout the state, as they look for additional funding.

11/25/2014

A Superior Court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.

11/25/2014

A federal judge has ordered the Alabama district's school system to produce reports giving status updates for integration in Hoover City Schools. That order requires numerous systems in Jefferson County to file annual reports with the court detailing things such as the racial demographics at each school and each class in the schools.

11/24/2014

11/24/2014

In February 2007, Yale clinicians identified in Adam Lanza what they believed were profound emotional disabilities and offered him treatment that could give him relief for the first time in his troubled life. But Adam was angry and anxious, and he didn't want to go. His mother, Nancy Lanza, constantly placating her son, was inclined to pull away from the treatment.

11/24/2014

With the addition of 15,000 topics, Researchomatic has expanded its database to include history subjects in the sub-categories of African-American studies, American history, East-European history and Latin American studies.

11/24/2014

A California nonprofit law firm and advocacy group surveyed about half of the state’s 1,100 charter schools, and found that about a third of those required parents to work at the school in return for their child's enrollment. Some forced parents to pay fees in lieu of working.

11/24/2014

Head of the Chester Upland public schools envisions deal in which an elite Chinese school pours up to a billion dollars into the district, which is in state receivership. The state Department of Education has expressed grave reservations about the plan, which calls for Chinese benefactors to put up staggering amounts of money to turn low-performing schools into elite academies.

11/24/2014

The Jennings School District will not hold school Monday and Tuesday in expectation that a grand jury will announce its decision this weekend on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson. School officials aren't concerned about student safety inside the buildings, but on streets near some of them.

11/24/2014

Ohio school districts are supposed to be alerted whenever one of their bus drivers is charged with breaking the law — on the job or away from work. The statewide system set up to make those notifications, however, doesn’t always function as intended, according to an analysis by WBNS-TV.

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