K12 Headlines

10/17/2013

10/17/2013

That’s one reason why Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis is joining with the national advocacy group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids to push Congress to pass a $75 billion proposal that would provide states including Mississippi with resources to create, strengthen, and expand quality state preschool to serve low- to moderate-income 4 year-olds nationwide.

10/16/2013

10/16/2013

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will take another look at the longer elementary school day and a controversial late-dismissal schedule launched two years ago, Superintendent Heath Morrison said Monday.

10/16/2013

Just 51 percent of schools had a full-time employee whose only job was to oversee technology, according to federal data from the 2006-2007 school year, the most recent available. Thirty-two percent of schools had a part-time employee, and 17 percent had no one in this role. These numbers were even lower in small and rural districts.

10/16/2013

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) announced the availability of Implementing Online Assessments: Pathways to Success, an online tool to assist states and school districts in ensuring readiness for implementing next-generation online assessments aligned to the Common Core by the 2014-2015 school year.

10/16/2013

October 29 - November 2, 2013

Anaheim, California

10/16/2013

Outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad have been named 2013 National Distinguished Principals (NDPs) by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

10/16/2013

The leadership of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and superintendents from across the country joined U.S. education policy leaders yesterday on Capitol Hill to discuss education policies that will support all schools.

10/16/2013

The School District of Osceola County chose The Rourke Reading Web– a program that includes both software and books with a focus on a student’s fluency and vocabulary development – as a reading intervention program to help ELLs who scored at level 1 on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Reading and Science to improve their reading and science skills.

10/16/2013

Over the past three months, Robertson and the other finalists had the exclusive opportunity to work directly with a 3M Scientist as they created their personal innovation as part of a summer mentorship program. The 3M Scientists provided guidance to the finalists as they developed their ideas from a theoretical concept into an actual prototype that would help solve a problem in everyday life.

10/16/2013

With funding from donors, schools and MIND Research, the South LA Community Math Project will provide grants to approximately 20 high-need schools in the area to implement MIND Research’s blended learning ST Math program, which includes instructional software, teacher training and year-round educational support.

10/16/2013

Administrators in the Los Angeles USD may tap the skills of students who hacked school-purchased iPads to strengthen security on the mobile devices. A week after the iPads were distributed in September, about 340 students hacked the security system to browse websites like Facebook and Twitter.

10/16/2013

Districts such as Joplin Schools in Missouri, Eastern Carver County schools in Chaska, Minn., and Prosser School District in Washington have started equipping buses with Wi-Fi. The main objective is to allow students to tackle homework with tablets or smartphones, though casual use of the devices can also keep riders occupied.

10/16/2013

The Franklin School Department in Connecticut is requesting $30,000 to hire an additional technology specialist, saying the position will help with the transition into the new high-tech Franklin High School.

10/16/2013

My co-founder and I at Playmation Studios are exploring how our English-language learning program can be used in schools. We want our software to be used by the largest number of students possible, among students who might not otherwise have access to our programs because they don’t have a computer at home.

10/16/2013

Two dozen representatives from the Rutherford County Manufacturing Council in Tennessee spend part of an afternoon recently with 23 Oakland High students enrolled in the mechatronics program at Motlow College.

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