K12 Headlines

10/16/2013

10/16/2013

Oregon high school students are broadly dissatisfied with their public education experience, saying school isn't challenging enough, too many teachers are careless or incompetent and too many students are falling through the cracks, a new survey found.

10/16/2013

As schools rush to embrace computer tablets as teaching tools, glitches have officials in a few districts rethinking the usefulness and even security of the latest technology trend.

10/16/2013

Denver Public Schools is at a crossroads: The district can double-down on Superintendent Tom Boasberg's reform efforts, or move toward a more traditional model that could place a moratorium on new charter schools in the district.

10/16/2013

The percent of adult internet users who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14 percent in 2009 to 31 percent today. The share of adult internet users who watch or download videos has also grown from 69 percent in 2009 to 78 percent, with mobile phones playing a key role.

10/16/2013

As the Common Core educational standards continue to be hotly debated in some parts of Louisiana, Baton Rouge school officials say they are determined to make the district's curriculum more rigorous and they want to hire a consultant to help.

10/16/2013

Almost half the youngsters most affected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school shutdowns did not enroll this fall in the new schools where officials planned for them to go, records from Chicago Public Schools show.

10/16/2013

More than half of Wyoming’s schools failed to make sufficient progress toward federal proficiency goals last school year, according to a report released Monday by the Wyoming Department of Education.

10/16/2013

Last year, the University of Miami had backup tapes stolen that contained financial data, Social Security numbers, and health information for approximately 47,000 people at its medical center. In K12 schools, the issue of data protection is an even greater concern.

10/16/2013

A high school in White Plains, N.Y., has taken the controversial step of going all-digital, eliminating paper textbooks and replacing them with laptops. Where some critics see concerns about the digital divide and functionality, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sees future employees.

10/16/2013

With October marking the 10th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Consortium for School Networking is reminding K12 tech leaders of its resources aimed at helping to protect against threats to critical systems.

10/16/2013

Amazon has acquired TenMarks, an ed tech computer program that teaches math to grades K through 12. The company's products—robot teachers—are part of a big wave in ed tech where digital software gives students’ their homework assignments, analyzes their progress, and helps them when they're struggling.

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October 27-30, 2013

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Arlington, Va.

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St. Louis, Mo.

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Washington, D.C.

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