K12 Headlines

10/21/2014

10/21/2014

Mark Rosekrans, who has been serving as interim superintendent, has been named as the permanent superintendent for Charlotte's schools. Rosekrans is a 25-year employee with the district and has served as associate superintendent for operations for the past 15 years.

10/21/2014

Council Rock Superintendent of Schools Mark Klein is retiring at the end of the current school year. Klein has been with the Pennsylvania district for almost four decades, starting as a classroom teacher, moving to principal and then to superintendent.

10/21/2014

The Hempstead district plans to place Hispanic children who are recent immigrants to the U.S. in a "transition school." The HYPE Academy (Helping Youth Pursue Excellence) overflow school is an attempt to meet the district's obligation to educate all children while dealing with over 700 new students this year, overcrowding, lack of teachers and unfinished schedules.

10/21/2014

For months last spring, bus drivers complained about low wages, dilapidated buses and unpaid hours spent stranded on the roadside or waiting for inspections. Subject to a school board vote, they will all get pay raises in addition to extra training in CHAMPS, a system the schools use to manage student behavior.

10/21/2014

Vehicles pass stopped school buses more than 70,000 times a day. The problem has gotten so bad that school districts are installing little cameras that activate when the bus stops. Like traffic signal cameras, they capture the license plate numbers of any cars that fly by. Violators are sent tickets in the mail, with fines ranging from $100 all the way up to $1,000.

10/20/2014

10/20/2014

Sangari Active Science changed its name to Activate Learning. While the company’s name is changing, Activate Learning’s elementary school program, Sangari Active Science, will keep its name moving forward.

10/20/2014

That’s what the Buffalo School Board needs to do as it contemplates opening new charter schools as a strategy to improve the education of the city’s underserved students.

10/20/2014

At its Wednesday meeting, the board voted to delay the release of the “accountability” letter grades for Indiana schools. Why? Because incomplete data adversely affected the A-to-F grades of five schools, according to Associated Press and Indianapolis Star reports.

10/20/2014

Direct state funding for public schools in Kansas is still nearly 15 percent less than it was before the start of the Great Recession, according to a report from the Center for Budget Policies and Priorities, a Washington think tank.

10/20/2014

Education may be the great equalizer, but not every child in Alabama has an equal opportunity to quality education.

10/20/2014

Commissioner David Lakey issued a statement Sunday saying “there is no reason for schools to close …”

10/20/2014

A hearing last week to fire a principal revealed a startling consequence of the Columbus City Schools data-scrubbing scandal: Years’ worth of school-attendance rates are lies and can’t be made right.

10/20/2014

In the last six years, Bancroft Principal Ann Grebeck has seen a 75 percent drop in the number of students referred to her office for behavior problems.

10/20/2014

Sunrise Hitek’s new backpack is made with ballistic nylon with a dedicated laptop compartment that fits up to 15.4” computers and various other compartments for ggear and books.

10/20/2014

What's added fuel to the fire is a recent report produced by Stanford and two other universities that found philanthropic money is moving away from traditional public schools and toward private efforts, mostly charter schools.

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