K12 Headlines

1/16/2014

1/16/2014

The software was created to help schools protect their students from the perils of unfiltered internet access. The growing trend of 1:1 technology programs in schools has created a real need for vigilant guidance.

1/16/2014

The 2014 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes will award two schools $45,000 each in technology grants, including on-site professional development from CDW-G and Discovery Education and a $5,000 Discovery Education digital media reward.

1/16/2014

Teaching teens to see through pro-tobacco messages in the media may be better at preventing youth smoking than just saying no, according to new research.

1/16/2014

JPEF says that schools should get more credit for rapid academic growth among disadvantaged students and they should get fewer points for proficiency, which is Florida’s definition for passing state tests.

1/16/2014

Carried to office in part on promises to reverse course on Bloomberg's education policies, de Blasio faces a thorny logistical challenge — figuring out how to tax the richer schools among the 115 charters in public buildings.

1/16/2014

Lacking a school voucher system and a law that lets charter school operators turn to the state for approval, Tennessee gets an "F" for school choice, according to a national education-reform group.

1/16/2014

Reaction among educators to Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a longer school day and year was mixed Tuesday, with some citing research linking more class time to higher achievement, while others saying the quality of instruction, and not the quantity, is paramount.

1/16/2014

Superintendent Michael Buoniconti estimates the shorter week could save about $400,000 annually, much of it in transportation costs. A bus ride to school can take longer than an hour.

1/16/2014

The frigid days of earlier this month demonstrated the need for schools to close when roads are icy and temperatures are dangerously low, but does education have to stop?

1/16/2014

There’s room for informed debate on pedagogy, developmentally appropriate objectives, and other inside baseball, but the political aspect of it is a bit perplexing.

1/16/2014

The four items on the list are proposed locker rooms below the gym area that have access directly outside to the stadium, a bleacher area at one end of the basketball court in the new gym, a fitness area for cardio equipment and two classrooms.

1/16/2014

In a separate statement all three county executives also argued that starting to revitalize schools in those areas will benefit the largest percentage of public school students.

1/16/2014

Soon after students went on winter vacation in late December, La Villa shut off water and sewer services to the local schools, arguing that the district needs to pay off its remaining balance.

1/15/2014

1/15/2014

In his book Drive, Daniel Pink writes that mastery is the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Ultimately, to pursue mastery, classrooms need to focus on five "musts"—and technology supports them all.

1/15/2014

A look at who takes the Advanced Placement computer science exam—and who doesn't.

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