K12 Headlines

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

Principals are scrambling to shape plans under a new school-based budgeting system that hands them more power to set educational priorities but, in many schools, less money to fulfill them.

7/10/2013

Community Unit School District 300

Carpentersville, Ill.

7/10/2013

James Bowlby, former director of technology for the Menlo Park (Calif.) City School District for 14 years, joined the Mill Valley (Calif.) School District on July 8, in the same capacity.

7/10/2013

A new report commits the district to exploring a variety of ways to accommodate students from its 45 “failing” schools into one its 12 schools in good standing with the state.

7/10/2013

The decline in high-school populations won’t reverse until the school system gives parents the longer school days and rigorous academic environments that are characteristic of state-authorized charter schools, which are expanding across Boston.

7/10/2013

Thirty-seven of Iowa’s 1,400 public school buildings include safe rooms, with most built in the last five years, state data show.

7/10/2013

As Dr. Verna Ruffin moves into her new role as head of the Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) school system this week, one of the biggest challenges she faces is to plan for the district's technological future.

7/10/2013

The federal Chief Information Officers council is creating an innovation committee that will identify and analyze cutting-edge technology. The committee will look ahead three years and identify potential uses and problems associated with technologies being developed, including mobile devices.

7/10/2013

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

7/10/2013

A civil rights organization has asked a pair of federal agencies to investigate the Russell Independent Schools in Eastern Kentucky over allegations that a 14-year-old Asian-American student has been repeatedly harassed.

7/10/2013

October 29-November 2, 2013

Anaheim, Calif.

7/10/2013

February 13-17, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

7/10/2013

City, county and school officials on Monday announced a combined capital plan that will bring $297 million in new and renovated schools to Huntsville, Madison and Madison County.

7/10/2013

This new book by author and researcher Robert J. Marzano and teacher-effectiveness expert Michael D. Toth lays out a framework for the “next generation” of teacher evaluation, including providing recommendations for using technology platforms to enable teacher collaboration.

7/10/2013

An insurance company currently providing coverage for the vast majority of Kansas school districts is refusing to renew coverage for schools permitting teachers and custodians to carry concealed firearms.

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