Industry News

2/12/2014

2/12/2014

The Philadelphia School District, as part of its five-year strategic plan to almost double the number of students in career and technical education (CTE), is undertaking an expansion of its CTE programs at neighborhood high schools like South Philadelphia.

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The Aberdeen Public School District has been awarded a $2 million Governor’s Grant for Career and Technical Education, one of a dozen districts statewide receiving a total of over $8.5 million. The grant will pay for a considerable portion of a new vocational and technical education center.

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According to the latest data from the 2013 Speak Up Survey, video as a tool for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point;" and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the internet at home.

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Few sectors are more desperate for new ideas than the $600 billion system of K12 public education. Despite a surge in education entrepreneurship over the last several decades, for-profit education ventures have received far lower levels of investment than other industries.

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“Mark my words: Education technology is no novelty. Technology's reshaping of education is happening now, and further change is inevitable,” states Rod Paige, a former U.S. Education secretary and Houston Independent School District superintendent.

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Mentor, Ohio schools Superintendent Matt Miller is the new chairman of the Ohio Blended Learning Network. The group was formed this past fall as part of Gov. John Kasich’s Straight A Fund, which offers a grant program based on the concept of blended learning.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools teamed up with Microsoft as part of the district’s 1-to-1 device initiative, which seeks to give students the technology they need to succeed in school and the workplace.

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Some school systems in Louisiana have taken significant steps toward having enough technology to provide access to the internet for online learning and to handle online testing. But other districts are not reaching that goal, according to state Superintendent of Education John White.

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The Maconaquah school district in north central Indiana is part of a pilot program where all students get a tablet or laptop. The state gave them four "e-learning days," which can be used to make up snow days if needed.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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Springfield teachers got hands-on training in a variety of classroom technology recently, as part of the first-ever Public School Education Technology Conference. The event welcomed teachers from across the district in hopes of showing them some of the best ways to use technology to advance their lesson plans and help students learn.

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Changing technologies—and lax regulations—require extra steps to protect information in the age of smartphones, tablets and cloud storage. These new technologies bring enormous benefits for administrators, students and teachers, but they come with risks, particularly to privacy and information security.

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Is 1-to-1 mobile computing an essential tool that can help transform K12 education, increase student achievement and prepare students for 21st-century success? The honest answer is—it depends.

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Former West Virginia governor and Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise and N.J. school district science supervisor Rebecca McLelland-Crawley delved into blended learning with edtechchat co-founder Tom Murray as part of the third annual Digital Learning Day.

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By now, Salman Khan’s transition from hedge fund analyst to education technology mogul is well known in Silicon Valley. A decade ago, Khan began tutoring his 12-year-old cousin over the phone and through primitive instant messaging tools. Ten years and $7 million later, his Khan Academy online educational video empire counts 10 million monthly users in 200 countries.

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