K12 Headlines

11/6/2013

11/6/2013

How to best use available funds to provide technology access in Austin ISD facilities was the focus of a board dialogue Nov. 4. About 83 percent of the 2013 bond money for tech upgrades is allocated to campuses, but actual work using bonds from that election is on hold because the 2013 bond is still the subject of litigation by the Travis County Taxpayers Union.

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A newly designed website for the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) highlights important assets for districts, brings more visibility to social media tools for increased engagement, and improves the user experience on a wide range of devices.

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Kevin Sherrill has been hired as the executive director of technology for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina. Sherrill has been the district’s director of information technology since 2007. He replaces Betty Weycker, who retired in May.

11/6/2013

RPC v2 is designed to facilitate system build-outs by accelerating the design and installation process as well as decreasing operating costs.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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Before the Fast ForWord intervention, brain wave measures illustrated that the children with language-based learning disabilities showed a reduction in brain activity associated with sounds that occur as rapidly as speech sounds do during normal talking.

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At Booker Middle School in Sarasota, Fla., sixth-graders use Kindles and laptops to read their digital textbooks. They've watched a National Geographic video on what it was like deep inside Egyptian tombs. Today, they are designing a magazine and scrolling the internet for pictures on their devices.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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History teacher David Cutler writes that discussing former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal with seniors in his United States government course made students examine their own use of social media.

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As the record number of young adults with autism continues to outpace government resources and employment prospects, Adobe stepped forward this month to support Exceptional Minds, a pioneering digital arts vocational school now preparing individuals with autism for careers in animation, digital graphics, and movie post-production.

11/6/2013

The plan to separate non-English-speaking elementary students from others in core classes opens the door to classifying Spanish-speaking pupils as “second-class students” simply because they are not proficient in English.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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Twelve public schools in Arizona received a failing grade from the state Department of Education for 2012-13, and several of them have already closed.

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A coalition of parents wants the state to force Portland Public Schools to increase high school instructional time and has filed a complaint alleging the district fails to meet minimum requirements for class hours.

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There's no doubt Jesus Vargas is a tech savvy teen—he's built his own app. He's a senior at USC Math, Science and Technology High School in the Los Angeles USD—a school that doesn't have the iPads yet. So he was excited to test drive one as he hung out at the after-school program Urban Teens Exploring Technology near USC's campus.

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