K12 Headlines

3/6/2014

3/6/2014

Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced a fundamental rethinking of the SAT, eliminating obligatory essays, ending the longstanding penalty for guessing wrong and cutting obscure vocabulary words.

3/6/2014

Recognizing school boards for taking bold and innovative steps to advance public education, the grand prize Magna Awards winners are St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Luling, La., Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Medina, N.Y. and Kent School District in Kent, Wash.

3/5/2014

3/5/2014

Extron introduced Global Configurator Professional, a new configuration software for control systems and applications that range in scope from single projector classrooms to large, elaborate control system designs.

3/5/2014

The Board of Education of Township High School District 214, the state's second largest high school district, has appointed Dan Weidner as the district administrator for career and technical education.

3/5/2014

Two private companies are being paid millions in Utah tax dollars to recruit online students who boost enrollment for mostly charter schools—on paper.

3/5/2014

There is an inherent link between strong public schools, healthy communities and a vibrant democracy. In Milwaukee, all are endangered.

3/5/2014

Technologists should be encouraged to think creatively about solutions that can be adapted for the classroom-and not to automatically buy solutions offered up by companies pitching schools with their products, says Mark Samberg of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

3/5/2014

In the past few years, the movement to add art to the traditional emphasis on STEM in K-18 education has burgeoned across the nation, i.e. STEM + art = STEAM. It is time for us to make entrepreneurship part of the K-18 education, i.e. Entrepreneurship + STEAM = ESTEAM.

3/5/2014

New York City educators and business leaders agree that the development of a skilled workforce teeming with bright, tech-savvy young people is essential if our city is to continue to prosper and be great. Several large employers are investing in a new approach to public education to prepare students for careers.

3/5/2014

In 2008, the Wichita board voted to invest $10 million to start a tech ed magnet school and $7 million toward high school tech ed projects. The tab has far exceeded the $1 million-per-school allocation and likely the $10 million as well, calling into question whether the separate magnet school will be built.

3/5/2014

Voters in the Grosse Pointe Public School System defeated a contentious 10-year, $50.2-million bond proposal that would have raised taxes for school purposes by 23 percent.

3/5/2014

Visual communications technology manufacturer InFocus Corporation launched its latest low-cost line of projectors, the IN120a series with 3 models, which can display content without being hooked up to a computer.

3/5/2014

zSpace, Inc. and Los Altos School District announced a pilot program in STEM education that will bring immersive 3D learning stations to students in third through eighth grade. The students will learn about earth, space, physical and life sciences.

3/5/2014

With this Tech4Learning integration, schools and districts will be able to use single‐sign on to access educational technology products from Wixie and Gaggle.

3/5/2014

STEM professionals are meeting face-to-face with students to talk about their jobs virtually through connections made through Nepris. The company matches STEM professionals to K12 classrooms with interactive sessions and project mentoring using the teacher's specific session and subject requests.

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