K12 Headlines

2/25/2015

2/25/2015

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found that the city needs to add more than 3,850 spots on sports teams for girls to be equally represented in high school athletics and meet Title IX provisions that prohibit discrimination based on sex.

2/25/2015

Too often legislators and educators worry more about K12 versus higher education competition for education funding than about how to combine resources to make significant improvements.

2/25/2015

Louisburg USD 416 and Kingman-Norwich USD 331 have selected the Skyward School Management System to streamline student information and business operations.

2/25/2015

Evidence that financial education works is beginning to surface. Researchers at the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin recently found a direct tie between personal finance classes in high school and higher credit scores as young adults. Now, national results from a high school “budget challenge” further build the case.

2/25/2015

The North Carolina Supreme Court has started hearing arguments to determine whether the Opportunity Scholarships school voucher program created by state lawmakers two years ago is legal.

2/25/2015

Tennessee’s unique Achievement School District, which seeks to turn around the state’s bottom 5 percent of public schools, would be impacted more directly than locally operated school districts if the state again changes its academic standards and assessments, according to a new report.

2/25/2015

A highly debated bill to allow charter schools in West Virginia was “postponed indefinitely” during a Senate committee February 23. However, a move by the majority party brought the measure back into debate during the Senate's regular session the next day.

2/25/2015

Annual, statewide testing should be saved, and it can be if moderates in both parties fight off special interests. But perhaps the most likely outcome will be to delay the decision for two more years, leaving No Child Left Behind and testing to be tackled by the next president.

2/25/2015

A Kentucky lawmaker got it right this time. A new bill to improve public school computer science offerings does not include a provision allowing students to count computer programming classes toward a foreign language requirement as it did last year.

2/24/2015

2/24/2015

MyExcelTemplates.com has rolled out a variety of printable and customizable spreadsheets for teachers to use as worksheets and grade trackers.

2/24/2015

Grand Rapids Public Schools will ask voters to support a 30-year tax proposal totaling about $175 million for building construction, technology and security. Half of the $175 million would go toward completely renovating the high schools while technology and security are expected to be up to $20 million of the bond.

2/24/2015

Beacon City School District is hiring interim Superintendent Barbara Walkley as the permanent chief. Walkley suspended her retirement to take on the temporary role in August 2014, following the abrupt departure of former Superintendent Paul Dorward.

2/24/2015

The North Carolina district has named its interim superintendent to the full-time position. Bill Harrison was previously the chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education from 2009 to 2013.

2/24/2015

The better way to ensure that test prep doesn't replace creative, stimulating lessons in class is to relax the law's rigid reliance on scores as a measure of school and teacher performance, and to tone down its harshly punitive elements.

2/24/2015

Compass Learning's Pathblazer math and reading intervention solution and Hybridge blended learning solution have been enriched with more than 800 new digital learning activities that align to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and Smarter Balanced Assessments.

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