K12 Headlines

1/15/2014

1/15/2014

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

1/15/2014

As the School District of Philadelphia prepares for a public strategy meeting on the topic of universal enrollment, I am hopeful that the District will recognize that exploring universal enrollment is simply continuing down the path of misguided and experimental "reform" efforts with no basis in improving education for all of Philadelphia’s children.

1/15/2014

Most children and teenagers in the U.S. go to schools that have partnerships with food and drink companies, according to a new study.

1/15/2014

Cumberland County Schools leaders say they will work to develop a policy about how to accommodate students who identify as the opposite gender after parents say they were unaware that a first-grade student at Fayetteville's Howard Hall Elementary School started dressing and behaving in a manner commonly associated with girls.

1/15/2014

The Pennsylvania House on Monday approved legislation requiring the state to create a searchable online database of the revenue and expenses of school districts and charter schools.

1/15/2014

A state consultant on Monday unveiled its vision of a Kansas City public school system where independent schools, as long as they excelled, would control their classrooms and their money.

1/15/2014

Two new research articles covering the topics of public school district social media policies and the correlation between librarian staffing levels and student learning are now available online as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research.

1/15/2014

When residents of Macomb County, Mich., tune into Pandora internet radio, they may be surprised to hear ads selling something quite different from landscaping, new cars or home repair services.

1/15/2014

Go Wireless Temp is a rugged, stainless-steel temperature sensor. Its durability, temperature range and wireless capability make it ideal for a variety of classroom experiments using iOS devices.

1/15/2014

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

1/15/2014

ASCD, the global education community, announced new features available on its free Common Core implementation tool ASCD EduCore™. For the new year, the updated EduCore website features simpler navigation and expanded resources.

1/15/2014

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced today the finalists for the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the program, which honors school systems leaders throughout the country.

1/15/2014

This report on African Americans and technology is the first in a series of demographic snapshots of technology use and adoption among different groups of adults in the United States.

1/15/2014

Since outfitting its schools with Hitachi projectors, Vancouver Public Schools has seen a higher level of engagement among all students. The projectors, purchased through Troxell Communications, offer capabilities such as intuitive operation and a high level of interactivity, which helps make teaching more effective and efficient while making learning more engaging.

1/15/2014

The work is intended to update security for the areas that keep visitors from getting inside a building unless a staff member lets them in.

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