K12 Headlines

10/1/2014

10/1/2014

Technology in education is facing several key challenges. One point of consensus seems to be that there are going to be a lot of technology-based jobs in the future, and not enough people to fill them. And the education system needs to do a better job of stepping up to help groom more future technology workers.

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December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

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With the new Jump Start vocational-technical education programs, enrollment in technical classes outside high school is expected to increase by five-fold this year. If students complete nine units of technical courses and earn a certification, they may earn the state's newly revamped career diploma.

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November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

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In many ways the messages of Wes Moore, Michael Chitwood and Richard Dunlap are alike in that they focus on the importance of an entire community in helping young people become solid citizens. Sadly, sometimes it is necessary to take off the kid gloves to drive the point home.

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There is no reason that parents should be expected to trust every one of their children's teachers with a gun. Teachers are not trained law enforcement personnel. They may be fine teachers but are not necessarily equipped to handle a fast-moving crisis.

10/1/2014

Extron Electronics debuted its new ShareLink 200 Wireless Collaboration Gateway, which enables anyone to present content from a personal device. Designed for professional AV applications, this technology also includes integrated wireless access point, Power over Ethernet, and antennas mounted on the front panel.

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Casio America, Inc. launched a free mobile application called C-Assist. C-Assist offers educators a suite of tools that work wirelessly in conjunction with Casio’s portfolio of projectors, including the Ultra Short Throw XJ-UT310WN.

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COPIA Interactive introduced an updated version of its COPIA CLASS, an advanced e-learning platform. COPIA CLASS works with publishers to provide teachers unlimited access to books, texts, novels and multimedia.

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High school student welded four large metal containers known as "amnesty boxes" that will be placed in four high schools for the safe collection of contraband such as drugs or firearms. The boxes would give students opportunities to rid themselves of contraband and avoid arrest before they reach their school's metal detector.

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The Darien Board of Education named Middlesex Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Marin to the newly created position of director of instructional technology. The position will focus on the improved implementation of technology education.

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Hundreds of players have been pulled from games and practices, game rules have changed and parents have been involved more fully in what their teenage players are experiencing, a reporting project found. More than 100 districts were asked about their head injury policies, their budgets and other matters related to high school football. The project found rapid change in recent years.

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The Flint School District might not have been able to pay all its employees Friday if not for a last-minute grant. No other specifics were given about the grant or how much it was for. The district is in the midst of a $20.4-million deficit and was hampered by the fact that Michigan schools don't get payments from the state in September.

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West Deptford voters authorized $16,784,065 in improvements at five of the district's schools, allowing the board of education to take out a $15 million bond for a multitude of projects, including am upgraded HVAC control system, new classrooms and more.

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When the Great Recession struck in 2007, the average education spending per child for the top 10 percent of earners jumped 35 percent to $5,210 a year compared to an average of $1,000 for the other 90 percent. Research has linked the additional dollars to increased SAT scores and a greater likelihood of graduating from college.

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