K12 Headlines

10/30/2013

10/30/2013

Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.

10/30/2013

This isn't your father's language lab. Since the beginning of the school year, the approximately 750 students of Somerville High School in Massachusetts who study Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese have been taking lessons in a state-of-the-art interactive learning lab with slick Apple-computer work stations.

10/30/2013

LaTechSTEP focuses on professional development of high school STEM teachers, followed by “Discovery Weekends” where university faculty and high school teachers collaborate as a team to present engineering design projects to high school students.

10/30/2013

With the swipe of a bus pass, Denver Public Schools students are answering the often-asked parent question, “Did my child get on the bus today?” Denver joins other districts in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and North Carolina trying to improve safety by using a system that tracks when and where students get on and off buses.

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Superintendent Joe Kitchens thinks technology will keep students in school and on track to graduate. The 20-year-leader of the Western Heights school district in suburban Oklahoma City is focusing on a strong telecommunications network and analyzing student data through various platforms to raise the 63 percent graduation rate.

10/30/2013

Arriving at Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation in Indiana as assistant superintendent in July, 2012, after four years with the Indiana Department of Education, one of my first tasks was to develop a plan for our administrators to better comply with the state’s new teacher evaluation law.

10/30/2013

Ascension Parish Schools are taking learning to another level with the use of Edgenuity, an online learning program designed to keep students of all learning styles on track by providing more options.

10/30/2013

Virtual Education Conference

November 12-15, 2013

10/30/2013

The former technology director for Easton Area School District in Pennsylvania accused of secretly recording a private meeting will face trial in Northampton County Court. Thomas Drago, 54, acknowledged at a hearing that prosecutors have enough evidence to merit a wiretap violation charge.

10/30/2013

Bailey Mitchell, who has been the director of technology in the Forsyth County school system in Georgia for 16 years, has resigned to take the position of chief academic officer for an international company called itslearning, developer of a next-generation learning platform.

10/30/2013

The chief information officer's role will become less about developing and maintaining highly customized applications and more about creating a seamless experience across generic cloud apps.

10/30/2013

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, in which 20,000 fourth- and eighth-grade students in more than 1,000 schools participated, provides data on the math and science achievement of U.S. students compared to the scores of their peers in other countries.

10/30/2013

The way the Richmond Public School (RPS) district hires and pays employees needs oversight and the process could be wasting big money, according the Richmond City auditor.

10/30/2013

Superintendent of the Mineola Union Free School District Michael P. Nagler was a featured presenter at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Association of Suffolk County Supervisors for Educational Technologies.

10/30/2013

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