K12 Headlines

11/8/2013

11/8/2013

A federal investigation of the West Contra Costa school district revealed a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that schools officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights said.

11/8/2013

Did Coloradans want good schools but decide they were not interested in paying for them? Or were they so opposed to any reforms that they were willing to pass up the money?

11/8/2013

Interim Superintendent John McDonough backs from several recommendations to a facilities plan that would relocate some schools and expand others, amid growing opposition from students, teachers, and parents.

11/8/2013

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington sent a letter Coachella Valley USD, chastising education officials for allowing "gross stereotyping" at Coachella Valley High School in school murals, football halftime shows, and the mascot in general.

11/8/2013

Dramatic changes in how students are picked for Buffalo’s most sought-after public schools will make more seats available to more students – including students of color – by next fall.

11/8/2013

State Superintendent Janet Barresi says more schools received a lower or failing grade because the way the grades were calculated changed.

11/8/2013

Truelock began work last week as superintendent of Hondo ISD after beating out more than 20 other applicants vying to succeed Clay Rosenbaum, who left the Medina County district in June.

11/7/2013

11/7/2013

By combining disparate databases, the solution helps K-12 school districts consolidate information critical to meeting their goals. A complete, easy-to-understand accounting of critical metrics enables schools to make more informed decisions that lead to improved student success and graduation rates.

11/7/2013

Until recently, these 144 buildings in DeKalb County School District relied on a conventional, two-way, proprietary radio system for fire alarm communications. Changes in radio frequency requirements implemented by the Federal Communications Commission led the district to seek out an alternative to replacing all radio transmitters.

11/7/2013

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11/7/2013

The student, who is Jehovah's Witness and prohibited by the religion from worshiping objects, refused on religious grounds, the investigation found. Officials said teacher Anne Daigle-McDonald twice placed the student's hand over his heart when the class recited the pledge.

11/7/2013

According to the report, 7,555 cases of bullying were reported during the 2012-13 school year. Approximately 73 percent of those cases, or 5,478, were confirmed as bullying cases after investigation.

11/7/2013

This is the web site the district will use to sell 27 closed school buildings. Some have already received interest. Drexel University was looking at University City High School, and Temple University has its eye on William Penn High.

11/7/2013

Parents and members of the community were invited to observe classroom activities and to participate in after-school discussions about education policies. The movement was backed by the North Carolina Association of Educators in an effort to raise awareness against the recent cutback of government spending on public education.

11/7/2013

The proposal by the Missouri Association of School Administrators seeks to render that statute moot by proposing a complete overhaul of the way Missouri rates its 520 school districts.

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