K12 Headlines

1/29/2015

1/29/2015

The current model for internet-based schools doesn’t seem to work. What that tells us is that the fundamentals remain crucial. Teachers, time in a classroom and resources matter. So far, the evidence suggests many online schools in Colorado have failed to develop a model that delivers on these fundamentals.

1/29/2015

Gov. Brian Sandoval has challenged all schools in the state to get more of their students eating breakfast before class with a new contest. Nevada currently ranks 41st in the nation for breakfast participation.

1/28/2015

1/28/2015

AT&T’s Aspire Accelerator for education technology ventures will support select companies and nonprofits with a customized program that includes financial investment, expert services and mentorship.

1/28/2015

Savings from a recent bond refinancing by Dauphin County Technical School will actually amount to just over $1.6 million — $600,000 more than projected — for the six school districts that send students to the technical school.

1/28/2015

A new audit shows that slightly more than half of schools surveyed aren't using the equipment purchased through Idaho's pricey broadband network and that nearly 6 percent of the videoconferencing equipment can't be located.

1/28/2015

Our responsibilities to children have changed dramatically as technology options and social media channels have exploded, providing a new platform for curriculum in our classrooms and conversations on our playgrounds. Today, access to both quality and questionable content can seem limitless and it can be difficult to keep up with the rapidly changing digital world in which our children live and learn.

1/28/2015

As more school leaders adopt cloud-based technology to support educator and student achievement, the need for efficient processes to run student and teacher accounts increases. Curriculum and technology specialists must work together to see that information systems make materials accessible.

1/28/2015

The increasing shift to online learning and collaboration has created new concerns around student privacy. Keeping data as secure in the cloud as it would be in a locked file cabinet requires communication, diligence and strong policies.

1/28/2015

The lack of summer camps or accelerator programs focused on developing high school-aged entrepreneurs prompted Eddy Zhong to drop out of high school to launch his second business venture. Leangap, which will debut this summer, is an entrepreneurship accelerator program that helps students ages 14 to 18 conceptualize and launch their businesses.

1/28/2015

SMART Technologies Inc.'s Notebook 2015 collaborative learning software will be released in April. The latest version offers several new features, including the lesson activity builder and concept mapping.

1/28/2015

Teachers and students are diving into digital learning, which offers exciting possibilities but perpetually new privacy challenges. North Carolina should catch up quickly with its privacy rules, and Congress should move forward with President Barack Obama's proposals to safeguard student data in the classroom and at home. There's little that's slow about the digital universe. Our lawmakers need to keep up.

1/28/2015

Curriculum Associates has expanded its i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction mobile family of products with the launch of Door 24 Plus, a new educational game for the iPad that promotes computational fluency.

1/28/2015

One Georgia county's board of education will soon see technology costs increase at an alarming rate. Decatur County says changes to the federally administered E-rates system means the county loses billions of dollars in funds.

1/28/2015

Our leaders must not only support STEM education, but those who create jobs and drive growth in a technology-based economy. Through public and private STEM education initiatives, we can prepare young Americans for prosperous 21st-century careers in an ever-growing high-tech marketplace.

1/28/2015

A pilot program at a Florida middle school designed to help students learn career skills and free up teachers to better understand the new Florida standards has an added benefit — it doesn't have to follow the state's class-size law since it is a blended learning program.

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