K12 Headlines

3/11/2014

3/11/2014

The Manatee County's superintendent sent a formal request to the Florida Inspector General’s Office to conduct an investigation into the financial practices and activities of the district’s senior leadership team from 2010 to 2012, alleging that they overspent their budget by more than $38 million over a five year period.

3/11/2014

David Peterson, currently with Washington's North Mason School District, will officially take the helm as Nampa's new superintendent as of July 1.

3/10/2014

3/10/2014

South Dakota has been given the green light from the U.S. Department of Education to field test new state assessments this spring. A waiver, approved earlier this year, will allow schools to take new assessments in math and language arts in lieu of the Dakota STEP test, the previous assessment.

3/10/2014

Staff Development for Educators' seminar on Early Numeracy Success! Strategies for Building a Strong Math Foundation seminar, offered this spring for educators of grades K2, is designed to take the guess work out of how to teach math content the way today's rigorous standards require.

3/10/2014

Extron Electronics launch its new PoleVault Digital Systems, a family of complete, easy-to-use AV switching and control systems that seamlessly integrate digital and analog video sources.

3/10/2014

School administrators in Chicago said teens in some of their schools have used the free app for cyberbullying. Others have made anonymous bomb threats that have led to school lockdowns.

3/10/2014

Tulsa Public Schools is seeking some temporary relief for its teaching shortage from recruiting partner Teach for America, but the national nonprofit is struggling to keep pace with the growing demand.

3/10/2014

More than three years after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg committed $100 million toward remaking Newark’s struggling schools, the district is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs that’s threatening to derail wider reform efforts.

3/10/2014

Officials say students seem to be more engaged in their learning because they get to do things and not just listen to a teacher talk, but teaching materials are scarce, and sufficient training in Idaho's approach hasn't reached many instructors.

3/10/2014

Camden Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard offers three anecdotes to illustrate the kind of situation he walked into when he was appointed to the job six months ago.

3/10/2014

Ratings of teacher effectiveness and student growth have been used internally for years. Now parents can see for themselves how effective individual schools are at helping students advance.

3/10/2014

Ohio's more than 600 school districts were supposed to reap a multimillion-dollar jackpot from new taxes produced from the state's four new casinos. But one year and 10 months after the first casino opened in Cleveland, the schools are finding their winnings more window dressing than windfall.

3/10/2014

Kansas’s highest court ruled on Friday that funding disparities between school districts violated the state’s Constitution and ordered the Legislature to bridge the gap, setting the stage for a messy budget battle in the capital this year.

3/10/2014

Ending a months long standoff between federal and state officials, the U.S. Department of Education has told California education officials they approve of the state’s plan to administer only portions of new standardized tests this year - and not reporting the results.

3/10/2014

The FCC issued a Public Notice revealing E-rate program reform actions under consideration, including a one-time targeted support for schools and libraries that lag behind in broadband connectivity. E-rate consulting firm Funds For Learning will discuss the E-rate program news in a free webinar on March 13.

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