K12 Headlines

4/23/2014

4/23/2014

A New York State Association of School Business Officials report shows that since 2010, about 30 school districts have studied merging but failed to complete the process for a variety of reasons. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered incentives to encourage districts and local governments to merge or share services to become more efficient.

4/23/2014

As the U.S. economy improves, more high school graduates are choosing work over college, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The drop in college attendance among recent graduates appears concentrated among groups most likely to be deciding between going to school and joining the improving job market.

4/23/2014

A new partnership between Nepris and JASON Learning will enable K12 students taking part in the JASON Learning STEM curricula to virtually connect with science experts and bring them into their classrooms through online interactive sessions.

4/23/2014

U.S. News released its 2014 Best High Schools rankings, analyzing more than 31,200 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Dallas-based School for the Talented and Gifted claimed the title of the No. 1 public high school in the country for the third consecutive year.

4/23/2014

Keenan has created an initiative designed to help California public schools provide a safe environment for children to learn and prosper. The new Keenan Physical and Sexual Abuse Prevention Resource Center will offer a range of tools and training courses, at no cost, that districts can utilize.

4/23/2014

May 8, 2014

Washington, D.C.

4/23/2014

Once the Alaska Legislature has increased the per-student state allocation, the next step is to look again at the quality of rural school education. We need to find ways to permanently improve the disparity between rural and urban schools.

4/23/2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

4/23/2014

Utah’s school grading system would spread to colleges and universities, include more information and potentially drop controversial letter grades, under a proposal unveiled by the governor’s education adviser. The proposal aims to be more transparent and to show how schools are progressing toward state leaders’ education goals.

4/23/2014

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

4/22/2014

4/22/2014

Raleigh County chose one of its own, Assistant Superintendent David Price, to lead the 30-school district as superintendent. He will replace Superintendent Jim Brown.

4/22/2014

Administrator Robert R. Neu has been chosen to lead Oklahoma’s largest school district. He is currently superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools in Washington, a 22,000-student district that is about half the size of Oklahoma City’s district.

4/22/2014

A new law is getting rid of a 2008 state-mandated graduation requirement for seniors to complete a yearlong culminating project. However, local school boards will ultimately be allowed to decide whether to keep the senior project for the class of 2015 and beyond.

4/22/2014

Chicago is adding the International Baccalaureate model to five more elementary and middle schools this fall. The expansion covers about 1,500 students and will provide updated art, science and library facilities and training for teachers and staff.

4/22/2014

Harrisburg revised its district recovery plan after finding $11 million in its coffers. As a result, employees will receive a payment covering the 5 percent salary cut taken this year and full-day kindergarten will continue. The tax increases originally anticipated when the district believed it was facing a $4.5 million deficit will not occur.

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