K12 Headlines

4/12/2013

4/12/2013

The West Genesee School Board Wednesday approved a $73.2 million budget for 2013-2014 that will increase the tax bill for a $100,000 home in Camillus by $42.70. Voters will be asked to approve the budget in voting on May 21 and to approve the district’s purchase of six 70-passenger school buses and four 29-passenger buses. The proposed budget is a 4.1 percent increase over the current spending plan of $70.4 million.

4/12/2013

The superintendent of a five-town midcoast school district in Maine has been hired by the Rangeley Lakes Regional School District. Susan Pratt, who has led RSU 40 for two years, was hired by the Rangeley school board on Tuesday night, according to Board Vice Chairwoman Jennifer Farmer. Pratt will serve as Rangeley’s superintendent as well as the principal of its 200-student K12 school.

4/12/2013

Parents at 24th Street Elementary School have overwhelmingly chosen a partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a charter operator to run the persistently low-performing Jefferson Park campus.

4/12/2013

Federally funded school lunches — long derided as unhealthy or unappetizing — may have a role in curbing childhood obesity rates, after all … if they are done correctly. Students who receive such lunches as part of the National School Lunch Program are often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and are at a higher risk of obesity as it is. Many health experts have asked whether these free lunches just make matters worse.

4/11/2013

4/11/2013

Under the terms of the agreement, Knovation will enhance its personalized digital curriculum content solutions and next generation learning engagement solutions by leveraging SideVibe’s expertise and proven methodologies on effective use of digital content in the classroom.

4/11/2013

Of Kentucky’s 174 school districts, the remaining Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is working with Tyler on a migration plan, and will keep its more than 100,000 students and 6,400 teachers on its current, on-premise Munis system until the migration is complete.

4/11/2013

The new division complements MRL’s vision to synthesize high-quality education research and high-quality educational technology research to improve student learning.

4/11/2013

According to the survey, more than a quarter of students believe they will be unprepared to manage their finances upon high school graduation. In addition, students surveyed demonstrated that they do not understand basic financial facts and concepts.

4/11/2013

Educators unveiled new guidelines on Tuesday that call for sweeping changes in the way science is taught in the United States — including, for the first time, a recommendation that climate change be taught as early as middle school.

4/11/2013

As interest in online education rages, these 17- and 18-year-old students at Newark, N.J.’s West Side High are guinea pigs in a global experiment to answer a key but surprisingly elusive question: whether and when it actually works.

4/11/2013

In a math class, they saw five students present different solutions for the same problem, then heard the teacher explain that one strategy of problem-solving might make more sense for one student, or in one situation, than another.

4/11/2013

Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.

4/11/2013

The lawsuit alleges the district discriminates "against the girls' softball players by providing superior facilities and equipment to the boys' baseball program than it provides to the girls' softball program."

4/11/2013

The Goshen School Board voted Monday to add Goshen Community Schools to the Central Time Coalition's list of more than 40 Indiana school systems that support observing Central Standard Time in Indiana during the winter and Central Daylight Time the rest of the year.

4/11/2013

Patrick had asked DeLeo to approve an additional $131 million for early education to support higher salaries, professional development, and competitive grants to innovative programs that want to expand.

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