K12 Headlines

1/27/2015

1/27/2015

In anticipation of further deliberation by the New Haven Board of Education, the head of the teacher’s union and the Connecticut city's public school teachers are voicing strong opposition to a proposed charter school and partnership involving city schools.

1/27/2015

The newly filed Private School Marshal Act builds off of the Protection of Texas Children Act, a bill passed last session that provided for trained, certified and armed school marshals to protect public schools. It would expand the scope of the school marshal program to include private schools.

1/27/2015

The Fayette County school board passed a resolution asking the state legislature to change a state law governing the makeup of screening committees for superintendent searches. Specifically, the board is asking that a high school student and a member of the Equity Council, in districts where there is one, could be named to a search committee.

1/27/2015

THINK Together and Principal's Exchange are joining forces to tackle the issue of education equity and instructional improvement, particularly in districts with large populations of at-risk students.

1/27/2015

Normandy school superintendent Ty McNichols resigned from his post after the state-appointed board that runs the Missouri district made plans to begin a search for someone to serve in his job.

1/27/2015

After more than 34 years as an educator in Alabama's Russellville City School System, Superintendent Rex Mayfield will retire before the new school year begins in August.

1/27/2015

Hailey Elementary School Principal Tom Bailey has been named the new superintendent of schools in Broken Bow, Nebraska. His new position with Broken Bow Public Schools will begin July 1. He’ll serve the remainder of his contract in Blaine County until the end of the school year.

1/27/2015

Knovation is partnering with Lightspeed Systems My Big Campus, which enables schools and districts to access netTrekker’s library of Open Educational Resources. The integration is available to schools and districts with both My Big Campus and netTrekker subscriptions.

1/27/2015

The latest research supports the idea of a gradual return to class and other activities, in a flexible program that's tailored to each student's injury and recovery from symptoms, rather than a blanket insistence on strict isolation and total rest for everyone.

1/27/2015

The Onalaska School District is looking to do something new this year by putting a limit on the number of special education students that can open enroll in Onalaska. Superintendent Fran Finco said the school has to maintain a balanced student-to-teacher ratio to offer the students quality education and attention.

1/27/2015

Connecticut government officials and educators are crediting a variety of efforts for a significant decrease in arrests at schools across the state over the past several years, including increasing the number of juvenile review boards to handle troubled students in the community.

1/27/2015

A federal judge in Missouri has ordered the Imagine Schools Inc. charter school operator to pay nearly $1 million to the board of Renaissance Academy in Kansas City for saddling the school with unreasonably high lease payments.

1/26/2015

1/26/2015

In a sharp reversal from the recent past, the number of Denver Public Schools students from higher-income families is growing faster than the number from lower-income families.

1/26/2015

Digital billboards that resemble jumbo-sized iPods will allow schools to display photos, event announcements and schedules. But that content will share space with ads sold by SkoolLive LLC, which is installing the screens for free.

1/26/2015

Activity around renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has reached a fevered pitch and President Obama further elevated education to the national agenda with a focus on making community colleges free and protecting student privacy.

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