K12 Headlines

7/21/2015

7/21/2015

Shawnterra Moore, associate superintendent of educational services and categorical programs, has been chosen as the California district's new superintendent. She replaces Alejandro Hogan, who left the district for an assistant superintendent position with the Napa Valley USD.

7/21/2015

A majority of states do not have sexual orientation and gender identity protections in place for their LGBT youth population. Leaving LGBT youth in the hands of their local governments, many of whom are biased against their own LGBT population, is not just irresponsible or ignorant: it's negligent.

7/21/2015

Chicago Public Schools proposed selling the general obligation bonds despite the district's falling credit ratings and other issues. Proceeds would be used to improve school facilities, refund outstanding bonds and more.

7/21/2015

The Texas district welcomed Stetson Roane as the new superintendent of schools. He is coming to Seguin from Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD and will be filling the spot left vacant when former Superintendent Irene Garza resigned after serving as head of the district for 10 years.

7/21/2015

As part of its acquisition of the Courseload software, Unizin will now have access to Courseload's eText reader platform, collaborative learning tools, course packs and publisher content.

7/21/2015

A new superintendent for the Robbinsdale Area School District was hired. Carlton Jenkins previously was the chief academic officer in Atlanta Public Schools. He will replace Aldo Sicoli who resigned to take the superintendent job at Roseville Area Schools.

7/21/2015

Advocates of body cameras should understand that they’re not necessarily appropriate for all times and places. We should be wary of normalizing surveillance. Children should grow up thinking of body cameras as tools that hold public servants with guns accountable, not devices worn by all manner of authority figures.

7/21/2015

Less than a month before the new school year begins, Gwinnett County school officials say they are looking for fill 75 teacher vacancies within the district. Almost half of those vacancies are for special education teachers.

7/21/2015

Utah took a big step last week when the first ever Free-Range Kids and Parents federal legislation was passed by the U.S. Senate. A clause was added into the Every Child Achieves Act which states that children can walk or bike to school alone, at an age their parents feel is appropriate.

7/21/2015

Another federal probe has the Hillsborough County school system in its sights, this one concerning a learning-disabled student. As a result, the district is reminding teachers to assess students without delay, and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is monitoring the district's compliance.

7/20/2015

7/20/2015

Califone introduced a TPT smartphone and tablet stand that displays full- and mini-sized tablets, and larger smartphones, at the optimal angle for learners to view in portrait or landscape mode while using mobile devices for typing activities.

7/20/2015

An education advocacy group sued 13 of the largest school systems in California, claiming that they have ignored a state law when they barred the use of test results in evaluations through collective-bargaining agreements with teachers unions.

7/20/2015

Ohio's broken charter school law has betrayed Ohio's youngsters by allowing charter schools, which outside experts rate as worse, in many cases, than traditional public schools, to flourish.

7/20/2015

Seven traditional Arkansas school districts are the first to try out a new state law that allows them to apply to be exempt from a variety of requirements tied to duty-free lunches for staff members, the hiring and firing of teachers and support staff and more.

7/20/2015

Nebraska lawmakers will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

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