K12 Headlines

7/24/2015

7/24/2015

Countries that do the best job at educating their citizens — Finland, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Canada — do it with strong and equitable public school systems, not charter schools or private school vouchers. LAUSD needs a leader who believes in strengthening public education and making sure the neediest students get the human and financial resources to succeed.

7/24/2015

Campus Discussions has been added to Infinite Campus' collection of integrated learning management tools. It allows teachers to add moderated and secure online conversations to any classroom activity directly within the Infinite Campus platform.

7/24/2015

Through its work with NORESCO, an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions provider, Santa Barbara USD has received state approval of its five-year energy expenditure plan and Proposition 39 funding to upgrade building systems at 13 schools.

7/24/2015

The broadband satellite solutions and services provider launched a comprehensive suite of offerings to help meet the needs of the K16 education market, including high-speed satellite internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed Wi-Fi solutions.

7/24/2015

Education leaders are figuring out how to create effective policies for administrators who will wear body cameras around campus. Privacy advocates and parents have been particularly concerned about who has access to student data, how long it's kept and whether it's secure.

7/24/2015

Both charter schools and publicly funded pre-K can improve learning for children in poverty. Together, they have the potential to do even more to close the achievement gap for at-risk students. Yet policies in many states prevent charter schools from serving pre-K students.

7/24/2015

Raynee Daley, who has been deputy superintendent of business services at the Lucia Mar USD for the past four years, has been tapped to be the next superintendent. She would succeed Jim Hogeboom, who took a new position with the Novato USD.

7/24/2015

The California district has chosen Shawnterra Moore, associate superintendent of educational services and categorical programs, as its new superintendent. She replaces Alejandro Hogan, who left the district for an assistant superintendent position with the Napa Valley USD.

7/24/2015

The Virginia Department of Education is surveying parents and other members of the public to find out what information and features should be added to the performance report cards the department publishes for schools and school divisions.

7/24/2015

A state survey found that 71 percent of more than 600 school districts administered both online and paper/pencil state tests. Twenty-four percent of Ohio's 231 rural schools tested all their students online, the largest rate among any category of districts.

7/24/2015

The state Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision and declared the state’s controversial Opportunity Scholarship Program to be constitutional. The court said that it could only determine as to whether the program is constitutional while the General Assembly has the duty of determining the wisdom of such programs.

7/24/2015

Before Massachusetts' new rules on soft drinks and other products offered outside the standard lunch menu went into effect in 2012, only 13 percent of foods in middle schools met the standards, a study found. One year later, that number rose to 69 percent.

7/24/2015

Confusion continues over the intent and the impact of a new state law allowing home-school students the opportunity to play high school sports for their local public schools. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is granting temporary state relief for determining the process for verifying interscholastic athletics participation requirements.

7/24/2015

As part of an out-of-court settlement, the Hall County School District will provide First Amendment training to its staff and its insurance carrier is negotiating the payment of legal fees to a group that sued the school system over the role of prayer and Christianity in athletics programs.

7/24/2015

School District 308 officials are preparing for the first meeting of a dual language task force, which is likely to look at revamping the program and how the program fits with other language offerings.

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