K12 Headlines

8/18/2015

8/18/2015

Kids from military families are more likely to say they're bullied at school, that they've tried alcohol or been in a fight, a new study shows.They are also 90 percent more likely to admit to carrying a weapon.

8/18/2015

The success of the new School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act policies will depend on whether its implementation builds a database of knowledge that allows education leaders to better hone in on the root causes of underperforming schools and gives those schools the proper attention.

8/18/2015

Alabama's Ozark City Schools is getting formal about prom spurred by a controversy last year. The system implemented a written policy limiting who can come to the event and who may escort students at lead out. Prom attendees must be at least in the ninth grade and less than 21 years old.

8/18/2015

Starting in September, educational videos will be shown to the California district's middle school and high school students, teaching them how to prevent sexting from occurring and how to manage it if it does happen.

8/18/2015

Phoenix Union High School District has selected Edgenuity as its primary online and blended learning solution. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, Edgenuity will provide access to its full curriculum and offer blended learning services to the Arizona district’s 16 schools and over 27,000 students.

8/18/2015

Dr. Susan B. Neuman has signed with Follett to become the exclusive distributor of World of Words, a new, research-based, shared book reading program for children at the pre-K through first-grade levels.

8/18/2015

A state panel charged with revamping academic standards for North Carolina schools said that, while it's too early to say whether the Common Core standards will be scrapped, keeping the national system will require a major overhaul of the reading, writing and math standards.

8/18/2015

The Iowa district is welcoming new superintendent Barb Schwamman aboard. With about 20 years of educational experience in the North Iowa area, Schwamman's most recent post was principal of Winneshiek Elementary School.

8/18/2015

A new study found that the number of emergency room visits for headaches among children ages 5 to 18 stayed about the same for most of the year, but jumped more than 31 percent in the fall due to academic stress, changing bedtime routines and other triggers.

8/18/2015

Hot Springs High School was authorized to offer the newest educational program, the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme. Students will be able to choose from seven options, including photography, digital communications, medical professions, criminal justice, introduction to engineering, advertising and design.

8/18/2015

More than 2,000 non-union Chicago Public Schools employees—including executives—will find their paychecks a little lighter next month. They'll be paying more of their pension costs, instead of the district picking up most of the tab as it has for decades.

8/18/2015

The new school administrator has some big shoes to fill. Dan Nett replaces William Van Meer, who served as the Wisconsin community’s school leader for almost five years until his sudden death in March.

8/18/2015

The nontraditional curriculum in the California business-based high school—one of the first of its kind in the U.S.—mimics real-world office experience. In order to graduate, students need to present business start-up proposals.

8/18/2015

To save and unify neighborhood public schools, the “school-within-a-school” concept should be employed in each public school with more than 350 students. Having smaller schools would encourage more social commitment and customized curricula similar to charter schools.

8/17/2015

8/17/2015

A majority of the Lake Havasu School Board expressed opposition to allowing online charter school students to participate in district sports. Students enrolled in the district’s own online program, as well as homeschool students, are already allowed to play on the district’s sports teams.

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