K12 Headlines

4/21/2015

4/21/2015

The School District of Beloit Board of Education voted to offer the top administrator position to interim Co-Superintendent Tom Johnson. He was formerly superintendent of operations and administration. Former Superintendent Steve McNeal announced he was stepping down in December.

4/21/2015

The Free Teacher Edition of Apperson, Inc.'s Evo Academics assessment platform allows educators to create online quizzes and tests and share tests with colleagues. In addition, teachers can assign tests to students through a student portal and generate student proficiency reports for the standards assessed.

4/21/2015

As part of Rochester City School District's Leadership Academy for Young Men, over 100 students at Charlotte High School are part of one of the few marksmanship programs in a public high school. This winter, the students got permission to set up a shooting range in the school's basement.

4/21/2015

Nevada senators have passed a bill that bars administrators who make more than $120,000 a year from collective bargaining. It also requires state arbitrators to conduct a hearing on a labor dispute more quickly, and largely prevents raises from taking effect if a union contract expires and a new one is not in place.

4/21/2015

The Edmonds School District is adding 500 security cameras to its campuses as part of a $40 million bond voters approved in 2014. Twenty to 40 cameras will be added to each school, depending on the size of a particular school.

4/21/2015

Black and Latino children in New Jersey are far more likely to live in poverty, struggle in school, and get caught up in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems than white and Asian children, according to a new Advocates for Children of New Jersey report.

4/21/2015

State vouchers averaging $6,628 annually could be offered for private school attendance to as many as 5,000 students who attend poorly performing public schools. With elite private schools and most parochial schools charging much more than that amount, questions arise as to how many private schools will want to accept students with state vouchers.

4/21/2015

Muncie Community Schools's director of secondary education will become the next superintendent of Richmond Community Schools. Todd Terrill will replace former Superintendent Allen Bourff, who left in December 2014 to take the same position with Hamilton Southeastern Schools.

4/20/2015

4/20/2015

Skeptics question whether children can master what they need to know with no required curriculum, and advocates concede that free schools are not for everyone. But they say it’s a form of education that trusts in children’s innate desire to learn, and cultivates the independent, critical thinking that democracy depends on.

4/20/2015

Mothers whose children suffer seizures speak in support of a bill that would have schools treat marijuana like other prescription drugs, but federal law is seen as an obstacle.

4/20/2015

Thirty-one vacant school buildings are scattered across the city, relics of a time when St. Louis was teeming with children. As students have left for the suburbs and charter schools, the district’s student population has fallen from its peak of 115,543 in 1967 to about 26,000 this year.

4/20/2015

There's an underlying problem with PARCC regardless of its effectiveness, some parents and teachers say — in the weeks it took schools to administer the tests, students' daily learning was continually interrupted in some schools.

4/20/2015

Amid growing concern that such practices can cause serious injury and even death in K-12 classrooms, the proposed policy prohibits school districts from using chemical restraints, such as sedatives or other medications, or mechanical restraints like straps, harnesses and ties.

4/20/2015

Indiana student achievement will most likely diminish as public education loses money to voucher schools—and because the state cannot regulate curriculum at private schools that accept vouchers, taxpayers are subsidizing “education of uncertain quality,” a national think tank reports.

4/20/2015

A debate over the right to a free public education has surfaced in the most contentious legislative battle in California this year: Does one student's right to an education trump another student's right to stay healthy?

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