K12 Headlines

6/27/2014

6/27/2014

Naiku released new support enhancements for standards-based grading, increased the number of reports available to teachers and administrative staff, and expanded item and test creation options.

6/27/2014

Would anyone argue that school shooters were ordinary kids who did not need mental health treatment? Where would be the most efficient place to provide needed services to mentally ill youth? The answer is clear — at school. Let’s prioritize mental health treatment for students.

6/27/2014

Torsh Inc. and New Teacher Center have launched a beta version of its Ask a Mentor service, powered by Torsh. The new mentoring service for teachers offers on-demand access to expert mentors. The full launch of Ask A Mentor will occur in late August.

6/27/2014

The Seaford School District board of education approved the selection of David Perrington as the district’s next superintendent. He was most recently the assistant superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District in Delaware.

6/27/2014

HP signed a two-year contract for five out of six categories in the New York State (NYS) Aggregate PC Initiative. As part of the Initiative, HP will be the first-choice provider for nearly 65,000 desktops and 27,000 notebooks for all state agencies.

6/27/2014

New Orleans' $1.8 billion school facilities rebuilding plan will have to be scaled back due to a budget gap that could total $330 million -- and that threatens officials' goal of putting every public school student in a new or renovated building.

6/27/2014

Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment.

6/27/2014

The Trenton school district will transport city students with special needs to after-school programs. The district also agreed to notify parents of the agreement because they may have withdrawn their children from school due to transportation hardships.

6/27/2014

The San Diego Unified School will receive about $3.5 million, according to the California Department of Education. The remaining amount will be split between Julian, Vallecitos and East County schools. All together, about $51 million was distributed from three grants to 333 programs throughout California.

6/27/2014

Rodney Watson began his responsibilities as Spring ISD's new superintendent. He comes to the district from the Houston ISD, where he most recently served as the district's chief human resources officer.

6/27/2014

Sherry Labyer will resign as the Duncan school superintendent to accept a position as the executive director of the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability under the secretary of education. Labyer will oversee the state education system’s demographics, the report cards on school performance and teacher certification.

6/26/2014

6/26/2014

The Cleveland school board will back a $200 million extension of the city's 13-year school construction plan that would overhaul 20 existing schools or replace them with new buildings, as well as repair and update 23 others.

6/26/2014

A committee is recommending Mattawan Consolidated Schools put two bond proposals on the ballot. The first proposal would seek $59 to $62 million for new construction while the second would ask for $16 to $18 million for repairs and upgrades in the middle and high school, including new technology, as well as the purchase of new school buses.

6/26/2014

Hundreds of mostly poor minority students who used a controversial Missouri law to transfer out of failing schools will be sent back to their home districts next school year, following a battle in the legislature and several decisions by the department of education.

6/26/2014

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation allowing Nassau and Suffolk counties to place speed cameras in school zones as they seek to boost safety and revenue.

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