K12 Headlines

1/29/2014

1/29/2014

A school in New Zealand lets its students do whatever they want during playtime. Are American parents ready to endorse a similar policy here?

1/29/2014

Teachers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have new resources to help them prepare their students for upcoming Common Core field tests. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has posted sample test items on the platform students in every grade will use when taking the field test later this spring.

1/29/2014

Users of online services believe responsibility for privacy is shared by governments, technology suppliers and individuals, a survey has revealed. Individuals feel some responsibility to find out what data is collected and how it is used, but they also expect companies to be responsible users of that data and governments to play a role.

1/29/2014

New findings suggest that children ages 2 to 10 spend 42 minutes a day watching educational TV, but only five minutes using computers or mobile devices for education. The study also suggests that as they get older, kids are spending less and less time with educational TV shows, apps and games, even as their screen time soars.

1/29/2014

The technology levies on the Washington state ballots are proof that the Legislature has failed its constitutional duty to fully fund basic education. The 21st century is saturated with electronic technology—yet school districts must beg local voters every few years to help upgrade computers, software and internet infrastructure. Technology today is part of basic education, but the state treats it as a luxury.

1/29/2014

A former technology director for Easton Area School District in Pennsylvania accused of secretly recording a private meeting will be spared a criminal conviction. Thomas G. Drago was accepted into Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, a first-offender program that will allow him to have his record expunged, provided he completes a year of probation and undergoes a psychological evaluation.

1/29/2014

The Eco series includes six projectors ranging from 2600-3200 lumens and offers both standard throw XGA/WXGA, and fixed short-throw XGA/WXGA.

1/29/2014

UClass.io For Schools is a centralized, searchable district-wide resource exchange that lets teachers share, find and organize resources that are created for the new Common Core standards.

1/29/2014

The Meade School District in South Dakota is on the verge of making a giant leap into technology by spending just shy of $800,000 over the next three years for 750 student computers and 70 staff computers. The program is being dubbed the one-to-one initiative, meaning each student at the high school would get his or her own computer.

1/29/2014

The Cleveland school district won’t be able to build as many new schools as the district had hoped, after a new projection shows the number of students in the district falling faster than earlier predictions.

1/29/2014

A year after then-state Auditor General Jack Wagner released an audit of Pittsburgh Public Schools, his replacement, Eugene DePasquale, stood beside new Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Monday to announce the auditor general will review the school district again.

1/29/2014

The plan includes proposals for a universal enrollment system and a broad partnership with charter school networks that are already on their way to serving half of Camden’s students within the next five years.

1/29/2014

Columbus city schools played "fast and loose" with attendance data, grade changes and other records and documentation, according to a report released Tuesday by Ohio's auditor.

1/29/2014

In San Francisco, the school board is considering a resolution that would restrict the use of suspension to more serious offenses, including fights or bringing weapons, drugs or alcohol to school.

1/29/2014

Fairfax County Public Schools is making changes following the hiring of seven convicted felons as teachers.

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