K12 Headlines

2/27/2014

2/27/2014

Of the 25 schools with the top expulsion rates last year, 22 of them were charters, according to newly released Chicago Public Schools data.

2/27/2014

Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the state Capitol March 31 in support of better funding for public schools. A more effective method of making a difference would be if teachers, administrators and parents contacted their state representatives.

2/27/2014

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online conference for teachers and students March 12, where experts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will explain the two forces that enable things to fly: lift and thrust.

2/27/2014

Teaching and learning app BoomWriter now features Common Core-aligned English Language Arts lesson plans. The lesson plans are free for teachers to use and cover a range of grades.

2/26/2014

2/26/2014

Cree, Inc. is expanding its outdoor lighting portfolio with two new LED luminaires, which can cut energy consumption by 65 percent and nearly eliminate maintenance costs to replace outdated HID luminaires.

2/26/2014

Blended learning is becoming entrenched in California schools, but elementary schools and high schools are taking different approaches when integrating learning technology.

2/26/2014

The Software & Information Industry Association released the Best Practices for the Safeguarding of Student Information Privacy and Security for Providers of School Services as guidance for providers of educational services to educational institutions.

2/26/2014

Students will soon be able to film movies and produce TV shows in a new digital arts studio with a 3,100-square-foot sound stage, a control room, an editing suite, a voice-over room and a TV studio complete with several cameras and a teleprompter.

2/26/2014

The STEM2Dream foundation was formed with the goal of providing a space for after-school STEM programs for students in an Ohio district, as well as professional development for teachers.

2/26/2014

Responding to requests from area educators, organizers decided to change the form of this year’s 108th annual Western Wisconsin Education Conference to focus completely on technology training.

2/26/2014

Schneider Electric completed an energy savings performance contract with two local districts spanning 12 facilities and incorporating dozens of efficiency upgrades, saving the districts over $2.4 million in energy costs over the 15 year partnership.

2/26/2014

The book provides practical routines and developmentally appropriate activities that foster an environment for young learners to master core kindergarten content along with the Common Core State Standards and show teachers how to conduct authentic assessments.

2/26/2014

The Jackson Chamber of Commerce and Jackson-Madison County Schools partnered with local businesses to use Treehouse's software to offer computer programming education to local high school students.

2/26/2014

The K12 assessment and learning analytics company announced a $40 million minority investment from Google Capital.

2/26/2014

GreenTECH, funded by a three-year, $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation to Solar One, MOUSE, and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative, is focused on STEM skills, environmental sustainability and green technology.

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