K12 Headlines

10/14/2014

10/14/2014

Officially starting as superintendent on October 1, Darienne Driver is the first woman and one of the youngest individuals to be named superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. She has been working as interim superintendent since June when Gregory Thornton resigned to take the position of CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.

10/13/2014

10/13/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, have distanced themselves aggressively from the approach taken by the administration of former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to the city’s worst performing schools, which rested primarily on closing them and replacing them with new, generally smaller ones.

10/13/2014

Most of the American public education establishment tends to despise charter schools, vouchers, education tax credits, and a wide variety of education programs that create more education alternatives with public dollars. They are so upset that they have declared war. 

10/13/2014

A divided state school board has picked Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith to lead Utah’s public schools, choosing a controversial figure criticized by many of his employees but beloved by school reformers.

10/13/2014

Eight schools run by Universal Companies now have a full-scale health center, a hybrid between a school nurse and a doctor's office. The centers are staffed with a full-time medical assistant and a part-time nurse practitioner who can give physical exams, administer immunizations, write prescriptions and treat acute illnesses with parental consent.

10/13/2014

The district settled a federal complaint saying that it failed to stop the harassment of black and Somali students at one of its high schools during the 2012-13 school year. The district is required to take action in 13 different areas and submit monitoring reports to the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

10/13/2014

This year, in addition to celebrating the Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic in 1492, students in Portland Public Schools will honor the indigenous people who lived in the Americas long before “Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”

10/13/2014

As a teachers strike entered its third day, angry parents supporting the instructors took over the San Ysidro School District’s headquarters Friday morning demanding to speak with the administration. District officials were behind closed doors all day, talking with the teachers union.

10/13/2014

Mavericks in Education Florida launched a network of charter schools more than five years ago, drumming up publicity with prominent pitchmen and pledging to turn dropouts into graduates. Many of the company's schools have been investigated and asked to return public dollars. Three have closed.

10/13/2014

In America, black students are five times more likely than their white peers to have to walk through metal detectors into school, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Hispanic students are more than twice as likely.

10/13/2014

A new update to Schoology’s iOS mobile application streamlines instructor grading and workflows with the ability to annotate assignments within the Schoology app. It also includes a new grading workflow.

10/13/2014

Sunrise Hitek introduced its new line of of rugged slim tough cases for iPad Air and iPad 2/3/4. Scheduled for a November release, the case includes a dual-layer rugged design with a protective silicone skin over an inner hard case and a naked frame.

10/13/2014

A new collaboration with Khan Academy will enhance teacher and student access to personalized instructional resources linked to student scores from Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. Teachers can use RIT scores from MAP and MAP for Primary Grades to identify instructional resources in math via Khan Academy.

10/13/2014

Over the past 10 years, Wisconsin taxpayers have paid about $139 million to private schools that were subsequently barred from the state’s voucher system for failing to meet requirements related to finances, accreditation, student safety and auditing.

10/13/2014

The students arrested were identified as a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl. The incidents came just days after similar online threats were made at another school in Coral Springs, with fights and a fire reported on campus.

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