K12 Headlines

2/26/2014

2/26/2014

Jim Wynne, inventor of Lasik, visited STEM middle and high schools in Akron as part of a series of guest speakers who inspire students to cultivate creativity as they study to become scientists and engineers, and hopefully innovators.

2/26/2014

Metro Nashville school officials did not back down from a controversial new policy that defines where new charter schools in the county can locate to ease overcrowded elementary schools.

2/26/2014

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.

2/26/2014

A new social media messaging app is creating a cyber bullying problem in high schools across the nation after students in Mobile, Ala., were arrested on suspicion of making terroristic threats on the app YikYak.

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Augmented reality is a relatively new technology that blends streaming video with computed generated content. It is the latest phase of flipped classrooms for teachers who want to energize instruction.

2/26/2014

What good is a nifty new device if you don’t know how to use it? What’s the purpose of loading up your new iPad Air with a gazillion apps if you never figure out how to properly use them in the classroom?

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March 15-17, 2014

Los Angeles, Calif.

2/26/2014

The new Apps For Education Platform from WillowTree Apps gives K12 districts the ability to develop and deploy customized mobile apps and HTML5 websites for their schools.

2/26/2014

As part of the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, students can meet the team of artists who create Google’s doodles with a live virtual field trip highlighting the creative process and science behind Google’s logo transformation.

2/26/2014

STEAM includes the arts as a vital part of each student’s education. If we want to engage more students, we need to spark their interests and their passions. The arts are a great way to accomplish this.

2/26/2014

New rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will slowly eliminate unhealthy foods in schools starting July 1. The agency and the White House also announced a proposal to phase out advertising of those foods at schools.

2/26/2014

Gov. Christie’s budget would provide a record $9 billion in public-school aid, an increase of $36.8 million from this year, and $2.3 billion for higher education, or $159 million more.

2/26/2014

Controversial legislation that would allow teachers, parents and others to bring guns to school parking lots was revived this week in the Indiana House of Representatives.

2/26/2014

Under the new House legislation, schools boards have the discretion to take incidents on a case-by-case basis and would no longer be forced to expel or suspend students caught with a fishing knife or baseball bat in their car on school grounds.

2/26/2014

The House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a bill reviewing the creation of a state-run virtual school. The proposal’s moratorium on privately-run virtual charter schools is drawing strong opposition.

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