K12 Headlines

7/30/2014

7/30/2014

School officials’ right to search students’ cellphones has only become trickier and stickier because of a recent Supreme Court decision making it clear that police officers need a warrant before searching a cellphone. While the ruling applies directly to law enforcement officials, school officials say they believe it may affect them.

7/30/2014

The Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform program, with a new $5 million, three-year grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, will work to develop a model for middle-school STEM education that will include a new curriculum supported by updated professional development strategies.

7/30/2014

While it is important that society educate women and men in the areas of science and technology, it is also important that we educate people to ask the questions about when to use such knowledge.

7/30/2014

World Wide Security Group is providing all customers with one mobile security app. The new app, Life Button 24, was developed to bring assistance to anyone who feels threatened. The app can be used by anyone, but is limited to one free app per family or business.

7/30/2014

Winncom Technologies has announced a new distribution agreement with GoNet Systems to deliver GoNet's optimized Wi-Fi solution with Next Generation MIMO - Beamforming technology. The solution is designed to support the latest Wi-Fi standards from 802.11a/b/g/n to 802.11ac.

7/30/2014

Kaplan, Inc. and Techstars announced the 12 education technology startups selected to participate in the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a three-month immersive mentorship and business development program.

7/30/2014

Knovation inked a technology integration agreement with SAFARI Montage to expand and simplify educator access to curated digital resources. The partnership allows netTrekker and SAFARI Montage users to access more than 360,000 digital learning resources from Knovation through a single, integrated search.

7/30/2014

Cleveland Municipal School District's new Cleveland High School for the Digital Arts welcomed its first class. A new freshman class will be added each year until it becomes a four-year school. The school, which will hold year-round classes, offers the standard core curriculum in addition to video production, game design and digital music recording.

7/30/2014

Science teachers typically have no extra time for adding new curriculum, little time for their own professional development, and no discretionary budget to support their lessons with new equipment or field trips. If retired scientists could organize a community effort and work with teachers, they could help enhance science education.

7/30/2014

The Arizona district recently appointed a new director of information technology, Fred Maupin, who has been working in educational technology since 2001. His experience is both as a K12-certified teacher in computer technology and a network administrator.

7/30/2014

The West Essex Regional School District in North Caldwell has hired Charles Young, an informational technology manager for the Somerset Hills School District, as its new supervisor of technology for the 2014-2015 school year.

7/30/2014

A state review of Iowa's STEM initiative showed positive results in its first three years. Students who participated in the first year of the program reported more interest in STEM topics as well as STEM careers. A small gender gap between male and female participation has also narrowed.

7/30/2014

Kecoughtan High School has been approved by the Virginia Department of Education to launch an Architecture and Applied Arts Governor's STEM Academy. According to Hampton City Schools, the academy will offer programs in design/pre-construction, engineering and technology, visual arts and merchandising.

7/30/2014

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded Southern Methodist University's STEMPREP Project a $2.6 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields. The program offers college-level classes to middle school students who will later go on to work as research interns at university laboratories, the National Institutes of Health and private industry.

7/30/2014

James Patterson is offering special access to his new book, Treasure Hunters, to all students using myON. The first in a new series of books, Treasure Hunters tells the adventures of the Kidd family as they embark on a quest for treasure.

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