K12 Headlines

7/31/2014

7/31/2014

When a company wants to dig for coal in Wyoming, it pays a one-time competitive fee to help its bid stand out from what is usually a crowd of companies vying for the right to mine. Over the past 10 years, those fees have paid for more than $1 billion in school construction around the state. But if the industry continues its current trend, that money will dry up in 2018.

7/30/2014

7/30/2014

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

7/30/2014

Blended and online learning platforms are changing K12 pedagogy by providing students with some control over their path, time, pace and place of learning. This sharp departure from the traditional factory-based model of teaching and learning is increasing student engagement and freeing up time so that teachers can provide more one-on-one instruction.

7/30/2014

About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian. The librarian’s ability to teach all students digital literacy skills plays a large role in closing the digital divide between students with internet at home and those who don’t have access.

7/30/2014

A 1-to-1 laptop or iPad roll out is not a new instructional model. Whether a student can or cannot carry a machine around all day tells us little to nothing about a school’s actual pedagogy, about the quality of interactions between students and teachers, or about the rigor of the software programs delivered through those devices.

7/30/2014

Anthony Padrnos arrives from the Hopkins School District to fill Richfield School District's newly created director of technology position.

7/30/2014

The Arizona district recently appointed a new director of information technology, Fred Maupin, who has been working in educational technology since 2001. His experience is both as a K12-certified teacher in computer technology and a network administrator.

7/30/2014

October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

7/30/2014

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

7/30/2014

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

7/30/2014

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

7/30/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

7/30/2014

The Blended Learning Initiative, a collaborative partnership developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Steppingstone Scholars Inc., aims to narrow the achievement gap for underserved populations by preparing a diverse group of high school students for college. The summer program mixes online learning, classroom interaction and mentoring.

7/30/2014

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.'s Blended Schools Network division has signed a national partnership agreement to provide K12 online instructional content to School Improvement Network as it develops its Student-Centered Learning product.

7/30/2014

Cleveland Municipal School District's new Cleveland High School for the Digital Arts welcomed its first class. A new freshman class will be added each year until it becomes a four-year school. The school, which will hold year-round classes, offers the standard core curriculum in addition to video production, game design and digital music recording.

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