K12 Headlines

9/30/2014

9/30/2014

Crawford Central School District Superintendent Charles Heller announced that he would retire, effective January 13, 2015. Heller, who has been with the district for 12 years, was given a multi-year contract in July.

9/30/2014

Eighteen new charter schools have applied to open in the Charlotte region for the fall 2016 school year. Last week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said it has thousands more students than the district expected this year. The new charter schools, should they all be approved, project to have nearly 9,000 students in their first year.

9/30/2014

A report released by the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education says 88 percent of American high school graduates take at least a few college classes by age 26. Those who never get to college tend to be men whose parents did not attend college and who don't have the money to go or lack the time because they have families.

9/30/2014

Indianapolis Public Schools launched its new IPS Business Alliance. The initiative pairs 11 businesses with 11 "priority" schools with a goal of improving student outcomes. Employees involved will work with school officials on identifying barriers to learning and ways to overcome them, ultimately developing a strategic plan for the school.

9/30/2014

Three years after a tax cap was enacted, school districts are running out of ways to soften the blow. Passing a tax cap on the districts without relaxing some of the requirements - as was the plan when the tax cap was instituted - is forcing difficult choices.

9/30/2014

A new update to the Presenter software for IPEVO-brand document cameras includes a redesigned interface and the ability to capture video, among other new features.

9/29/2014

9/29/2014

Oversize classes are not unheard of at the beginning of the year in Philadelphia, where student mobility often makes planning tough. But in the past, the school system was able to hire more staff to ease crowding.

9/29/2014

A Reynoldsburg parent has filed a lawsuit against the school board and Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning, asking the court to order officials to close the district’s schools until striking teachers return to work.

9/29/2014

A decade ago, Texas was often cited as an example of the ills that contributed to a national high school graduation crisis. 

9/29/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a plan, backed by the state Legislature, that would let New York borrow $2 billion for technology for classrooms and high-tech security on public school campuses, as well as permanent classrooms for prekindergarten students and those now taught in temporary trailer classrooms.

9/29/2014

InsureMyTrip for Education, a new website featuring trip cancellation plans geared toward K12 and higher education travel, has been launched by InsureMyTrip and underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. The Academic Explorer products provide financial protection for both domestic and international education trips.

9/29/2014

The new Clear Voice planar speaker line from Bogen have been launched by Telcom & Data. Bogen has created four different speaker options with effective throw distances from 100 to 650 yards. The units can be adapted to both mobile and fixed installations.

9/29/2014

Minority students in Wisconsin tend to start school at a disadvantage, and too often they never catch up.

9/29/2014

Since school started this month, my 15-year-old son, Zak, has been having trouble sleeping. He has been worrying whether he has finished everything on his to-do list.

9/29/2014

North Dakota schools are seeing a shortage of substitute teachers — a shortage that has grown despite repeated attempts to fix it.

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