K12 Headlines

8/25/2015

8/25/2015

A new poll shows a trend that's developed alongside education reform: Americans believe there's too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools. Opposition also is mounting to linking teacher evaluations to student test scores, according to results of a new PDK/Gallup poll.

8/25/2015

Hundreds of thousands of North Carolina public school students return to the classroom Monday. But many districts are still scrambling to find teachers for them. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school district is among many districts seeing an increase in the number of open teaching positions with 68 current vacancies.

8/25/2015

Cynthia Stocker has been appointed as superintendent of the New York school district, taking over from Interim Superintendent Michael Sandore. Stocker has been serving as assistant superintendent of the Central Valley CSD.

8/25/2015

The school system is partnering with Fuel Education to provide its online course catalog, technology platform and tools to Athens Renaissance School, a new full-time online and blended public school for K12 students in Alabama. The courses that will be taught by both Athens City Schools teachers and FuelEd’s certified teachers.

8/25/2015

More Advanced Placement options for Indianapolis Public Schools students is one possible advantage to changing the way high schools are arranged, especially if it results in more students in grades 9 to 12 grouped together on fewer campuses.

8/25/2015

School districts are losing students, and they will continue to do so as birth rates remain low. Yet districts are still burdened with fixed costs for buildings, employees and pensions. Schools need to prepare for shrinking student populations. And merging is a good option to best use resources and relieve districts' financial headaches.

8/25/2015

The Pinellas County School District has been using an unorthodox approach for meeting the class size limits that are not in the best interests of students. The state has been investigating the district for months for its use of substitutes in co-teaching roles to meet class size limits.

8/25/2015

Rami Muth, superintendent of the Martinez USD since 2008, said she is resigning her post effective at the end of this school year in June 2016. Muth was hired as the district's curriculum director in 2006 after seven years with the Fairfield-Suisun USD.

8/25/2015

The State Finance Council approved millions in additional aid to schools — but gave larger, more urban districts less than Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration had recommended. More rural districts sought funds for declining property values while urban districts wanted aid for increased enrollment.

8/25/2015

New Mexico's attorney general is launching an investigation into how the Albuquerque school system breached safety protocols and hired a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges.

8/25/2015

The responsibility for developing a fair system to judge this very complicated profession falls on state and local school administrators. And whether they like being judged or not, it falls on objective input from teachers as well.

8/25/2015

The Week in Rap Junior, a weekly program that engages elementary students in cross-curricular learning through age-appropriate news stories, introduces kindergarten through fifth-grader students to news videos, exercises and an interactive creative challenge each week.

8/24/2015

8/24/2015

With cash reserves drained, Lansing-area school districts spent more than $350,000 in interest and fees on loans to make payroll and pay bills this summer.

8/24/2015

Farm/garden programs are becoming very popular in public schools. They’re sprouting up on 75 percent of campuses in Hawaii.

8/24/2015

Times have never been better for computer science workers. Jobs in computing are growing at twice the national rate of other types of jobs. By 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1 million more computer science-related jobs than graduating students qualified to fill them.

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