K12 Headlines

7/2/2013

7/2/2013

Douglas Heuer will step down from his position as superintendent of the school district on June 30. He will be replaced with Nylajean McDaniel, who currently serves as the district’s director of human resources.

7/2/2013

The former superintendent of the Rochester Public Schools — with 47,000 students, 56 schools and 6,000 employees — was named National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Superintendents in 2006.

7/2/2013

Amid run-of-the-mill agenda items recognizing volunteers and approving playground renovations, the Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board last month quietly made a significant change: It converted one-third of its elementary schools to charter schools.

7/2/2013

D.C. Public Schools creating a new ninth-grade “academy” for first-time incoming 9th graders at nine schools that’s intended to help the students graduate.

7/2/2013

Boston public high school enrollment is on the slide, leaving nearly 3,000 seats empty and raising questions about possible school closures.

7/2/2013

There are plenty of examples of Facebooking-gone-wrong in the education field so far.

7/2/2013

This much is clear: An unusual array of political and business leaders helped craft the latest version of a rescue plan.

7/2/2013

Activists say they are optimistic that the district will rehire staff now that the state and city have come up with some additional money.

7/2/2013

To better serve educators with a full range of solutions that drive efficiency as well as student success, Follett is re-aligning its businesses to provide one point of contact for administrators, IT professionals, librarians, curriculum coordinators and teachers.

7/2/2013

A San Diego Superior Court judge Monday rejected a claim by parents in the Encinitas elementary school system that teaching yoga in the schools is an improper attempt at religious indoctrination.

7/2/2013

Replacing Interim Superintendent Timothy Brennan, Cittadino received a three-year contract, expiring in June 30, 2016.

7/2/2013

The state budget expanding taxpayer-funded voucher schools across Wisconsin will put new limits on the release of public data about their performance, with Gov. Scott Walker reshaping those limits Sunday with his veto pen.

7/2/2013

Despite continuing budgetary challenges, districts are re-envisioning summer school as something more than a compulsory exercise where students who need to make up lost credits fight to stay awake inside humid classrooms.

7/2/2013

Local school districts will now be required to conduct safety drills to prepare for a possible shooting under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday.

7/1/2013

7/1/2013

Samsung also announced that Eloy Elementary School District of Arizona is among the first U.S. schools to license Samsung School, with 24 smart classrooms being outfitted for the 2013/2014 school year.

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