K12 Headlines

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

NeuLion, a New York-based digital sports services company, has teamed up with MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s prep school network in the New York tri-state area, on a new multiplatform subscription service.

10/2/2013

Crazy For Education, the flip teaching platform that’s free for teachers and students, is looking to raise $1 million. The company plans to sell its existing library to as many as a million students worldwide. That projection would give Crazy For Education about $60 million per year in revenue.

10/2/2013

Voters in the Stanwood-Camano School District, on the coast of Skagit Bay, are being asked on the Nov. 5 ballot to approve a replacement tax levy of nearly $29 million.The levy, portioned out over five years, would support repairs to school buildings and upgrade computer technology throughout the Washington district.

10/2/2013

Conceptua Math announces Fact Fluency: a new adaptive computing module for its groundbreaking math curriculum. Fact Fluency uses personalized learning algorithms along with Conceptua’s patent-pending visual models. With the introduction of Fact Fluency, Conceptua Math adds the power of adaptive learning to its rich adaptive teaching curriculum.

10/2/2013

A well executed mobile app idea can boost student/teacher engagement and be a beneficial tool for your district. Whether you're saving your pennies or you've got money to burn, doing your app homework first will ensure that you don't waste money or time.

10/2/2013

State government internet portals first appeared in the mid-1990s. Like state capitol buildings, state portals share with their historical predecessors the intent to maintain an outpost for doing the public’s business, with the added benefit of collapsing geographical barriers and making government available at the time and place of the citizen’s choosing. This compendium provides a 50-state view of how far states have come in realizing those aspirations.

10/2/2013

It may not be as exciting as “The Winds of War” or “Sharknado,” but I would argue that the role of ed tech in Education 3.0 is far more important than anything Hollywood has produced.

10/2/2013

Willowwind School is going mobile. The private Iowa City school is piloting a new program this year where every fifth- and sixth-grade student has an iPad. Families purchased the devices themselves and students use them at home and at school on a daily basis.

10/2/2013

As the managing director at a tech accelerator, I face a dilemma. I need to fund the most talented people, because they’ll be most likely to build great companies. But I also need to find the hidden gems. I’m the sort of person who’s always looking for the best deals. Let me tell you, great deals almost always come from unexpected sources.

10/2/2013

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams approved an Arizona-based charter school's application to operate a network of five charter schools in San Antonio. Carpe Diem Schools, which has campuses in Yuma, Ariz., and in the Midwest, wants to establish five San Antonio locations, each accommodating about 300 students in grades six through 12.

10/2/2013

AWE, Inc., provider of digital learning solutions for preK-3, has partnered with Meadowview Elementary School in Georgia to create a blended learning environment in kindergarten classrooms.

10/2/2013

A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.

10/2/2013

Prominent cases of teenagers committing suicide after being harassed on social media networks have, along with strengthening the resolve of antibullying organizations, prompted brands to take up the issue.

10/2/2013

To keep innovating, we need to keep making things. Here's how we can reinvent the country's ability to make things, so we're not just an economy of ideas that we send overseas for others to put together.

10/2/2013

ASCD, the global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, announces 23 face-to-face learning opportunities focused on helping educators align instruction to the new Common Core State Standards.

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