K12 Headlines

3/6/2013

3/6/2013

A $100 million database has been built to chart the academic paths of public school students from kindergarten through high school. In operation just three months, the database already holds files on millions of children identified by name, address, and sometimes social security number. Learning disabilities are documented, test scores recorded, attendance noted. In some cases, the database tracks student hobbies, career goals, attitudes toward school - even homework completion.

3/6/2013

The York County School of Technology budget for 2013-2014 has been approved by 11 school districts and rejected by three. The entire proposed YCST budget is $25.1 million -- slightly more than $21.6 million goes to high school operations and the rest is for the adult education center.

3/6/2013

Educators are experiencing almost relentless pressure to show their effectiveness. Unfortunately, the chief indicator by which most communities judge a school staff's success is student performance on standardized achievement tests.

3/6/2013

Dearborn Heights School District No. 7

Dearborn Heights, Mich.

3/6/2013

The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) has named its “20 to Watch” honors for 2012-2013. These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.

3/6/2013

Jobs and education were the main points in Gov. Rick Scott's third State of the State speech, one that comes as he prepares to seek re-election.

3/6/2013

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a welcome discussion on whether and how to make the investments needed to realize this vision.

3/6/2013

Advocates asked for more money for school districts, transportation and towns Tuesday at the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee’s first legislative hearing on Governor Christie's proposed $32.9 billion spending plan.

3/6/2013

Grand Rapids Public Schools will hold the policy for its employee health insurance coverage in a move district leaders say will save the district more than $1 million and allow it to solicit better bids from competing insurance companies.

3/6/2013

Hawaii's state Department of Education has given $1 million in one-time grants to 32 local schools as part of the “Strive HI” campaign, which rewards and supports public schools who have shown progress in academic performance and in meeting annual progress goals tied to the No Child Left Behind Act.

3/6/2013

Everyone in Olympia is talking about how important education is these days. With a mandate from the state Supreme Court, the McCleary v. State ruling puts policymakers on the hook to find a way to fully fund basic education by 2018.

3/6/2013

A Montgomery judge temporarily blocked the governor from signing a private school tax credit bill and set a hearing for Tuesday afternoon.

3/6/2013

The South Dakota Legislature gave final approval Monday to a plan that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel to prevent attacks like December's shooting at a grade school in Connecticut.

3/6/2013

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into discipline rates in Seattle Public Schools.

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