K12 Headlines

4/1/2014

4/1/2014

Health services for California students with special health care needs vary greatly by school district, are provided by a variety of school staff, operate under a confusing patchwork of regulations and are often underfunded, according to a new study.

4/1/2014

Two bills have been submitted to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber that would decrease the number of school board members, shift much of the board and superintendent’s power to over 80 principals and create community enrollment zones.

4/1/2014

A+ Mobile Solutions launched its new Mobile STEM lab, a platform designed with tools, activities and teaching materials for implementing hands on STEM activities in the classroom. In addition, The Intelligent Laptop Cart has been introduced as a learning and charging platform for mobile computer devices.

4/1/2014

Darrell Floyd has been named as the next superintendent of Enid Public Schools as of June 1. Floyd has spent the last 14 years as superintendent of Stephenville ISD in Texas. He succeeds Shawn Hime, whose duties as executive director for Oklahoma State School Boards Association begin April 1.

4/1/2014

The district is looking to offer fourth-grade students in 10 schools the opportunity to learn in a Spanish-blended learning environment during the 2014-2015 school year. The new language pilot program would include classroom instruction with a Spanish teacher and 24/7 access to interactive content.

4/1/2014

Legislators have passed a $137.9 billion budget, enacting a plan that includes boosting education aid by $1.1 billion, expanding pre-K with $340 million, delaying aspects of the Common Core education standards and prohibiting the state from sending identifiable student information to private third parties.

4/1/2014

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has declared the week of March 31-April 4, 2014 as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students.

4/1/2014

Edgenuity has been selected by the San Francisco USD to serve as the district’s online learning provider for all 17 high schools. SFUSD is the seventh largest district in California and serves over 55,000 students each year.

4/1/2014

Framingham High School Principal Michael Welch has been picked by Massachusetts' Dedham School Committee as the town’s new superintendent. Starting July 1, he will succeed retiring Superintendent June Doe.

4/1/2014

The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District has finalized its contract with newly appointed Superintendent Anthony Azar. He is set to begin on June 2 as the acting superintendent and start his official contract on July 1.

4/1/2014

Tacoma Public Schools applied for an estimated $5.5 million in federal School Improvement Grant money to boost achievement at two high-poverty schools added to the state’s watch list this year.

4/1/2014

Key Charter School, with nearly 400 children pre-registered and plans to buy what was once a private high school, will again try to get permission to open from Harrisburg's public school district officials, despite their many concerns after denying Key Charter's first application two months ago.

3/31/2014

3/31/2014

Gradeable launched a new mobile app that integrates with the freestanding Gradeable Inbox and enables teachers to grade faster. Students submit assignments to the Inbox that are scanned, graded and analyzed by the teacher.

3/31/2014

In 2011, then Centinela Valley school board member Sandra Suarez made what she thought was a simple request: How much was the school district spending on legal fees with its top law firm, and what duties was the firm performing?

3/31/2014

Moreover, when linked to merit pay, a divide-and-conquer strategy to pit teacher against teacher, this evaluation will also weaken the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union with its more than three million members, a development not unwelcome to corporate America.

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