K12 Headlines

2/19/2014

2/19/2014

Third-grade students at Los Amigos Elementary School in Tucson had a dilemma to solve—how to best save a turtle from the polluted Ganges River in India. After studying the issues, the students worked side by side with engineers from Raytheon Missile Systems to design and build a complex water filter system to clean the river and save the turtle.

2/19/2014

New Jersey’s departing Commissioner of Education, Chris Cerf, has a new gig at the education technology firm Amplify Insight. If the Garden State is truly committed to education reform, it will find another commissioner cut from the same cloth.

2/19/2014

In Rhode Island, we invest wisely in our children and schools. But despite the progress we've made, we have much more to do to ensure that all our students are achieving. First, we need to welcome technology into the classroom—not just as a tool or resource, but as an essential element in the process of teaching and learning. 

2/19/2014

After weeks of complaints from parents and national media coverage, leaders of the Salt Lake City School District board are launching an independent audit into why dozens of students had their cafeteria lunches thrown away last month.

2/19/2014

The farm curriculum, although still relatively unusual, has been replicated in other Kansas schools and proven successful in more urban environments, including Chicago and Philadelphia.

2/19/2014

The company awarded schools in four districts a total of $85,000 in grants in partnership with Project Lead The Way to support the implementation of STEM curricula for students.

2/19/2014

The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals released recommendations on how to best assist school leaders with the challenges they face with widespread state adoption of new teacher evaluation systems.

2/19/2014

Because magnets are fully part of public school systems – their teachers are unionized and they follow district rules, while charters are run by private entities and are typically not unionized – reviving them is seen as part of an effort to save public schools.

2/19/2014

The commercial LCD display and projector provider’s two new digital products bring the projector closer to the whiteboard, eliminating shadows and glare.

2/19/2014

Built from the ground-up and developed specifically for Texas districts, the new IPC course is fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.

2/19/2014

More than 450 school bus drivers for Seattle Public Schools said they are ready to walk out at a moment’s notice, possibly leaving 22,000 kids without a ride to school.

2/19/2014

Students should have a choice of which extracurricular programs they participate in. However, they should not have the choice to not participate at all.

2/19/2014

The International Reading Association's 2015 Annual Conference will take place in St. Louis on July 17–20. This announcement marks the first time that the Conference will be held during the summer, rather than in the spring.

2/19/2014

The 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, to be held March 15–17 in Los Angeles, will include over 350 sessions on ideas and best practices, including general sessions with Sir Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink and Russell Quaglia.

2/19/2014

A school- or districtwide digital learning strategy provides a paddle to help steer your organization toward its learning and teaching goals. It’s the shared vision educators rally around to guide effective technology implementation. In Wisconsin, award-winning ed tech advocate Kurt Kiefer helped develop a statewide digital learning strategic plan that serves as a blueprint for schools as they transition toward digital age instructional models. Here, we share his ideas.

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