K12 Headlines

1/23/2015

1/23/2015

Assistant superintendent Matthew D’Andrea has been named as superintendent of the Massachusetts district's public school system. The current superintendent, James H. Weiss, is retiring at the end of the school year after 10 years on the job.

1/23/2015

Houston school officials may rezone students from nearly two dozen elementary schools over the next few years in an effort to meet the state's class size limits. Students likely would be allowed to stay in their current schools through the highest grade level under a grandfathering plan.

1/23/2015

Gov. Nathan Deal defended his decision to cut health insurance funding for about 11,500 part-time school staffers, such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers. He called it an issue of fairness because the state doesn't pay the health care tab for thousands of part-time state employees.

1/23/2015

As of the 2015-16 school year, Chase County Schools’ next superintendent will be Joey Lefdal. He is currently serving as the superintendent of Santee Community Schools.

1/23/2015

Diane Kornegay, Clay County's current assistant superintendent for instruction, will replace Deputy Superintendent Denise Adams when she retires at the end of May.

1/23/2015

The new California funding formula can be read to encourage school districts to keep students classified as English learners longer than necessary to receive more money. The state should remove this incentive by altering the formula to allow districts to continue to receive grants for students at least two years after they are reclassified.

1/23/2015

The new Quick Key Pro mobile app's assessment software eliminates grading by hand, gives access to real-time data and enables teachers to scan assignments for a greater number of students.

1/23/2015

A $20 million initiative to help black and Latino students succeed in the District of Columbia's public schools includes a plan for an all-male college preparatory high school.

1/23/2015

Nureva Inc. announced its first education product, Nureva Troove digital portfolio software. This cloud-based solution is designed for K12 students to show learning progress and teacher and parent input.

1/23/2015

HP launched new assessment technology, hardware products, software bundles and online educator training courses, including National Education Technology Assessment, HP Education Edition tablets and a notebook, and HP Teaching with Technology online courses, among other products.

1/23/2015

District of Columbia Public Schools has selected Follett and its Aspen solution to help the 47,000-student district manage its student data, support enrollment, scheduling and behavior, and help track student attendance and prevent truancy.

1/22/2015

1/22/2015

More than half of Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed $129 million increase in basic aid to elementary and secondary schools hinges on the Legislature’s expanding Medicaid to cover the working poor, a move GOP legislative leaders have called a nonstarter.

1/22/2015

As part of a budgeting exercise this month, the state school board's leadership team recommended shifting funding from public schools to charter schools. The proposal is largely theoretical, but some worry it shows the changing philosophical makeup of the public school oversight committee.

1/22/2015

A proposed Illinois bill to overhaul the state’s nearly 20-year-old school funding formula will now include a new provision accounting for regional cost differences, such as higher teacher salaries in districts where the cost of living is higher.

1/22/2015

Chancellor Carmen Fariña will restore a centralized hierarchy to New York City’s schools, largely dispensing with one of the core management philosophies of the previous mayoral administration. Beginning this fall, most principals will report to superintendents and to regional centers.

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