K12 Headlines

2/28/2014

2/28/2014

The State Board of Education should take the advice of the Florida’s Association of District School Superintendents, Education Association and PTA and Fund Education Now: Delay issuing school grades until the new curriculum and the new test are finalized - and tested.

2/28/2014

A former superintendent has stepped forward to criticize the use of school-construction bonds to fund a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer.

2/28/2014

While the overall number of high school graduates will drop slightly, the number of Hispanic grads is expected to rapidly increase, according to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics.

2/27/2014

2/27/2014

Despite the support of the state’s Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, Gov. Mike Pence and House Speaker Brian Bosma, an effort to directly fund preschool in Indiana will have to wait.

2/27/2014

Creating a school safety center within the Department of Education could do more to improve the safety of Maine’s schools than billions of dollars in security upgrades, according to a briefing delivered to the Legislature’s education committee.

2/27/2014

The Florida Legislature should focus on the bigger issues regarding implementing the Common Core Standards and those still-undetermined assessments - and stop dictating to local school districts that need greater flexibility.

2/27/2014

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the injunction became moot after the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld a state district ruling in 2013 that the state’s previous voucher funding method was unconstitutional.

2/27/2014

HB Construction will soon begin work on a $35.1 million addition and renovation of Bernalillo High School.

2/27/2014

Four buyers would scoop up several of its recently closed buildings, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target the district must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.

2/27/2014

A proposal being developed by the House Education committee would encourage schools to form larger districts in the next few years. The proposal would replace all the local school boards in the new district with one single board.

2/27/2014

Superintendent John McDonough is presenting a balanced budget for the next school year that looks to cut about 120 central office positions and slash bus rides for seventh- and eighth-graders. The change would affect more than 4,500 students.

2/27/2014

Roseville City School District plans to roll out extended-day kindergarten across all 14 of its elementary campuses next school year, the result of a successful pilot program and changing curriculum standards.

2/27/2014

The Schools Development Authority in New Jersey approved a revised plan that paves the way for the construction of a new Trenton Central High School.

2/27/2014

The Ridgewood district has already reaped at least $55,000 in energy savings for the 2013-14 school year, based on the calculations of an energy conservation company.

2/27/2014

The new semester-long course introduces micro- and macroeconomic theory while covering a range of timely topics, from the characteristics of different economic models to the intersection of government and business.

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