K12 Headlines

8/14/2014

8/14/2014

A well-intentioned law to expand national fingerprinting background checks for school employees has been crucial for the safety of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents: its children. The problem, however, is that the implementation of the law leads to multiple, repetitive background checks and unnecessary, costly layers of government bureaucracy.

8/14/2014

Rethink has launched a management and tracking platform that helps teachers improve student behavior. The new mobile-based Behavior Support tool helps teachers to identify student behavior challenges and provide personal attention to students, by eliminating paperwork and helping teachers customize their behavior invention plans.

8/13/2014

8/13/2014

The Ohio region needs to grow its own students who are interested in and successful in STEM fields. The effort needs to start much earlier for students – in elementary school.

8/13/2014

U.S. lawmakers may have moved on from the gun control debate that ensued after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, but a new poll found that adults still rank school violence and gun-related injuries among their top concerns for children.

8/13/2014

Acer America announced the Acer Chromebook 13, a new Chromebook powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and the company’s first with a 13.3-inch display.

8/13/2014

A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading engagement and comprehension.

8/13/2014

Rural schools that don’t have the ability to build or maintain a wireless network may have another option that gives students internet access in class and at home: LTE networks. LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a wireless technology that offers fast data download and upload speeds for cell phones and tablets.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

8/13/2014

Today, the money to buy computers, cables and servers — and obey Florida's law — must come from somewhere. It's one reason Brevard Public Schools has asked voters to raise the sales tax to cover the $25.36 million cost of technology projects that would be paid for by the tax over six years.

8/13/2014

Three months before a public vote on whether the state can borrow $2 billion for school technology, most observers expect little opposition. The state budget included how much each district would get if the measure passes, based on state aid formulas.

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