K12 Headlines

7/30/2014

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A 1-to-1 laptop or iPad roll out is not a new instructional model. Whether a student can or cannot carry a machine around all day tells us little to nothing about a school’s actual pedagogy, about the quality of interactions between students and teachers, or about the rigor of the software programs delivered through those devices.

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Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.'s Blended Schools Network division has signed a national partnership agreement to provide K12 online instructional content to School Improvement Network as it develops its Student-Centered Learning product.

7/30/2014

Anthony Padrnos arrives from the Hopkins School District to fill Richfield School District's newly created director of technology position.

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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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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.

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September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

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The Blended Learning Initiative, a collaborative partnership developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Steppingstone Scholars Inc., aims to narrow the achievement gap for underserved populations by preparing a diverse group of high school students for college. The summer program mixes online learning, classroom interaction and mentoring.

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About half of parents and students feel their schools are adequate technology-wise, according to a survey from the Center for the Digital Future. Over half of the surveyed parents said they think the technological facilities at their child's school are adequate, with 15 percent disagreeing and the remainder taking no view.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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