K12 Headlines

5/20/2014

5/20/2014

Widespread dysfunction in the Boston school system’s food service program is leading to millions of dollars in losses each year and creating an apparent “hostile work environment” for employees, according to a report obtained by the Globe.

5/20/2014

The Louisiana Senate will vote this week on a revised school funding formula that allocates $3.5 billion to public schools for the 2014-2015 school year. The funding plan gives schools more money for students enrolled in more technical or advanced classes and additional funds for educating students with severe disabilities on an application basis.

5/20/2014

Paying for initiatives in public education has traditionally required a tax levy or issuance of bonds backed by government entities. But now there is a new experiment in Utah involving a public-private partnership: the social impact bond.

5/20/2014

The Compton USD effort to address its truancy crisis began with a new strategy to improve communication about attendance between teachers and parents. It's going to take a concerted effort from legislators, school administrators, teachers, parents and local law enforcement to replicate Compton's results across the state.

5/20/2014

Learning Upgrade is releasing Math Upgrade 7, a course of multimedia, Common Core-aligned math lessons. The course includes an initial set of 50 lessons, with additional lessons added during the summer. Each full course takes students 20-25 hours, both in the classroom and at home, to complete and earn a certificate.

5/20/2014

The Canton Public School Board voted to hire Jefferson Davis County School District Superintendent Ike Haynes to replace retiring Superintendent Dwight J. Luckett. After eight years at the helm, Luckett will retire June 30.

5/20/2014

As of July, more than half of Virginia’s 133 public school superintendent jobs will have turned over since the start of 2012, according to an analysis by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Longtime education officials say it’s an unusually high turnover, anecdotally attributed to a variety of factors, including a wave of retiring baby boomers.

5/20/2014

The Kids InfoBits database has been redesigned with a modern interface, improved navigation, updated content and additional tools. Developed by Gale, Kids InfoBits is designed for students in kindergarten through grade five and addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.

5/20/2014

The Ottawa-Glandorf Board of Education has hired Donald Horstman, an Ottawa-Glandorf native, as its new superintendent. He replaces retiring superintendent Kevin Brinkman as of August 1.

5/19/2014

5/19/2014

A new digital educational tool created by the National Science Foundation's National Science Board enables educators, administrators, researchers and policymakers to compare educational and economic trends at the state level. The tool manipulates data from the 2014 NSB "Science and Engineering Indicators" report.

5/19/2014

Teachers at 25 schools throughout New York are participating in an 18-month literacy pilot designed to improve college and career readiness for all students. This professional development model will be built by the myON team, in partnership with the New York Institute of Technology, the NY State Teacher Centers and their associated BOCES.

5/19/2014

The 228 students at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science this year, all juniors and seniors, come from all over the state to spend their last two years of high school studying accelerated sciences, math, and computer courses, as well as a rich selection of arts and humanities.

5/19/2014

Over the six decades since the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Columbus has seen students go from being steered into segregated schools, to being bused to racially balanced schools, to being back in neighborhood schools that are as racially isolated as the areas they serve.

5/19/2014

With All in a Rainforest Day, a new hardcover nonfiction book published by EdTechLens Publishing, pre-K3 students can learn about the animals, plants and climate found in the world’s tropical rainforests. The book is written by Ellen B. Senisi with photography by Thomas Marent.

5/19/2014

We need to improve our schools, regardless of their racial makeup.

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