K12 Headlines

12/16/2014

12/16/2014

The Illinois school district's new superintendent, Michael Robey, is replacing two interim superintendents who have been sharing the job since July. Robey currently serves as superintendent in Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89.

12/16/2014

A new state child protective services law will take effect in the beginning of the year. The law, among other things, expands background checks for school volunteers and requires school employees, independent school contractors and volunteers in direct contact with children to update clearances every 36 months.

12/16/2014

Though the healthy school food program remains intact, the 2015 spending bill includes language that curbs any further reduction of sodium in school lunches. Next year, the Hunger-Free Healthy Kids Act will need to be reauthorized, providing an opportunity for the implementation of more stringent rollbacks.

12/16/2014

Two former ranking officials at the Coatesville Area School District mismanaged and misappropriated school funds while their struggling school system sunk deeper into debt, the Chester County district attorney alleged.

12/16/2014

An investigation into suspicious test booklets from Beacon Hill International School is intensifying as school district officials bring in a handwriting expert to try and figure out who may have tampered with students' answers.

12/16/2014

Disproportionately high transportation costs and low property tax revenues are creating funding inequities among Iowa school districts, state lawmakers acknowledged. Yet the message that came from school officials was far simpler: Whatever the funding level, it must dispensed in a more timely manner.

12/16/2014

The Detroit Public School system reported that crime-related incidents were down 24.7 percent on school campuses as compared to the first three months of school in 2013. According to data compiled by the DPS Police Department on the district’s schools and buildings, reported incidents dropped from 456 to 343.

12/16/2014

Louisiana's Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, including computers and equipment, according to a new audit. The review says the number of missing items has grown significantly since last year.

12/16/2014

The question is why one federal school system is adequately funded while the other is not. Students both on military bases and on remote Indian reservations deserve modern schools that maximize learning opportunities.

12/16/2014

Children who have health insurance through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report. Florida policymakers need to keep in mind that the state's education and health care investments complement each other.

12/16/2014

The Texas district voted unanimously to have Paul Cruz lead the district as superintendent. Cruz has been the interim superintendent since Meria Carstarphen left at the end of this past school year for the superintendent job in Atlanta.

12/16/2014

Kent ISD Superintendent Kevin A. Konarska announced plans to retire at the end of the current school year. He will begin his ninth year with the district in January.

12/16/2014

Nassau County legislators are putting the brakes on school zone speed cameras after only a few months. The program has been under fire for the way it was implemented with no speed signs, flashing lights or other warnings installed where the cameras were. Problems were also found with cameras installed at six school locations.

12/15/2014

12/15/2014

eSchoolView acquired DynaCal, a national web-based calendar and facility management software company. DynaCal's web-based calendaring and facility scheduling system functions from a public point of view. It also has a work order management component that can be used internally between departments.

12/15/2014

The children’s book series by Dr. Seuss is now available for libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada through digital media platform OverDrive. Forty titles in open industry standard EPUB3 digital format will be offered on a one-copy per-user basis in OverDrive Read, OverDrive’s browser-based reader.

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