K12 Headlines

6/17/2015

6/17/2015

EDTRAININGCENTER has teamed up with observe4success to create a new kind of observation, feedback and professional development program for administrators, coaches, mentors and teachers.

6/17/2015

A plan to eliminate racial disparities in school discipline was adopted by the Flagler County School Board resolving a federal civil rights complaint the Southern Poverty Law Center filed three years ago against the Florida district.

6/17/2015

The cost of Indiana’s private school voucher program jumped from $16 million to $40 million during the past school year, according to a new report released by the Department of Education.

6/17/2015

Rapid Responder Notify, the newest add-on to the Rapid Responder emergency preparedness and crisis management system, is a new external mass notification system that allows system administrators to instantly send out mass notifications as well as allowing app users to report incidents to designated personnel.

6/17/2015

Struggling schools will learn in early July if they're in danger of having a state-approved receiver oversee their turnaround, according to regulations approved by the state Board of Regents. Rules for a new system for evaluating the state's teachers and principals were also passed.

6/17/2015

The $1.26 billion budget for the 2015-16 school year, approved by the Ohio district's board of education, is no longer a one-page document, a common feature of school district budgets in Ohio. In past years, under the now-rescinded hands-off form of management used by the board, the district’s budget was largely left up to the superintendent’s discretion.

6/17/2015

Five students from around the state were the first ever to receive their high school diplomas from Maine Connections Academy. The school had 265 to 270 students in its first year, and next year it’s expected to have 396 students.

6/17/2015

For five years, there have been reductions in state and federal funding for schools while mandated costs have increased. Seventy percent of districts across the state plan to raise property taxes while 41 percent plan to reduce their staff, according to a new budget survey.

6/16/2015

6/16/2015

A new state education formula has the potential to help schools that struggle financially, but the changes may not benefit well-off schools or those with declining enrollment. That raises the question of whether a new formula would be applied to existing funding or only to additional funding.

6/16/2015

A school bus company and its local dealer are fighting in court a decision by Florida's Hillsborough County school district officials to buy school buses from another company, arguing that the selection process was unfair.

6/16/2015

The Virginia Department of Education will launch a virtual high school this fall with all classes taught online. Up to 100 students, signed up on a first-come, first-served basis, will be able to earn a regular diploma from their local high school, which will still oversee testing.

6/16/2015

A former Dayton charter school owes taxpayers nearly $1.2 million after padding its attendance rolls and receiving state aid for students who never attended. General Chappie James Leadership Academy reported enrollment of 459 students, but nearly half of those students had never attended or long since left the school.

6/16/2015

Carol Kelley, who has been head of the Branchburg school district since 2012, has resigned to become the superintendent of District 97 in Oak Park, Illinois. Kelley came to the district after serving three years as director for curriculum and instruction at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

6/16/2015

A significant increase in exposure to green spaces resulted in a 5 percent increase in the development of children's working memory after a one-year period and a 1 percent decrease in inattentiveness, according to a new Spanish study.

6/16/2015

Livonia Public Schools Superintendent Randy Liepa has been named as the superintendent of Michigan's regional educational service agency that provides services and support to Wayne County’s 33 school districts. Liepa has been with Livonia, one of the 10 biggest districts in the state, since 1994.

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