K12 Headlines

1/8/2014

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Three numbers are written on the board in Doug Poland's classroom at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va.: two, four and six. "You have one guess to figure out the rule," he tells his advanced placement computer science class.

1/8/2014

Since stepping down as CEO of Digital Chocolate in 2012, Trip Hawkins, who founded video game company Electronic Arts, has been focusing his attention on If You Can Company, a start-up that creates educational anti-bullying games for 6- to 12-year-olds.

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Personal technology such as iPads, notebook-size word processors and electronic pens that scan words and display definitions are helping Arizona special-education students keep up in class this year.

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During the December school committee meeting, Scituate Public Schools' technology integration specialists John Mills and Darlene Foley gave a presentation on methods to inform parents and families on the technology being used by the Massachusetts district.

1/8/2014

The Lawrence, Kan., school board has formally accepted title to 11 acres of land that will become the site of a new technical education center for high school students. The school is part of an effort to expand job training and career preparation programs.

1/8/2014

I have had the good fortune of speaking with several leaders in education technology today, and many of them acknowledge that the most influential person on the MOOC landscape has been Salman Khan.

1/8/2014

Work speeds up around the holidays for employees of technology departments in schools and businesses across the country, while it slows for the people they serve. It’s a time when few will complain if tech workers interrupt Internet access or shut down email servers to make upgrades.

1/8/2014

School administrators overwhelmed by the idea of blended learning need not fear: many districts have successfully implemented one of four models now widely accepted in K12 education. Even more encouraging, some of these schools are seeing increased achievement, lower dropout rates and other positive results.

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February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

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Taylor, a graduate of her district's high school, is a former classroom teacher and principal who was chosen to fill the school system's top post seven years ago.

1/7/2014

Arizona education officials say they will need $16.5 million to modernize a piecemeal system of data and coding used to track everything from standardized-test scores to students who receive federally funded meals.

1/7/2014

Board of Education to vote on whether to give final approval to 26 charter schools that want to open this fall. It would mark largest single-year expansion of charter schools since state's program was in its infancy in the late 1990s.

1/7/2014

This is the era of the edu-preneur, when being a K12 or higher ed professional can mean anything from cofounding a start-up with excess of $50 million in funding or launching a venture that uses the Kickstarter model to fund classrooms and libraries in at-risk communities.

1/7/2014

About 1,450 students who have been attending classes in temporary buildings will move to new schools following tornado that hit May 22, 2011, and was the single deadliest in the U.S. since records were first kept in 1950.

1/7/2014

Making students care about school enough to give their best effort is an intractable problem for both parents and teachers. Research shows that many diligent, good students find a sharp fall off in motivation in the middle-school years.

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