K12 Headlines

9/17/2013

9/17/2013

Preliminary environmental testing of the new school property found eight underground gasoline storage tanks, one known to be leaking, and unsafe levels of the chemical benzene in the soil

9/17/2013

More than two decades after Texas ended a virtual ban on coverage of evolution in science textbooks, the debate over how evolution should be taught to high school students goes on — and on.

9/17/2013

Around the world, Minecraft is being used to educate children on everything from science to city planning to speaking a new language.

9/17/2013

Schoolwires has become one of the nation's leading providers of strategic website and content management solutions designed to support stronger school communities, more effective schools and greater student success.

9/17/2013

Designed for classrooms in grades six, seven and eight, the program covers key topics in the curriculum, addressing misunderstandings that frequently confuse students. For example, many students believe that seasons change based on the Earth’s distance from the Sun, when in fact it’s the changing tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to the Sun that causes the change in seasons.

9/17/2013

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning have worked together to develop real-world school curricula to help teachers and students understand both the importance of recycling and the applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM subjects) in the recycling industry.

9/16/2013

9/16/2013

This App provides conscientious parents, educators and other caregivers with a more comprehensive and unbiased understanding of ADD/HD at large that negates common unfavorable labels and restrictive predispositions.

9/16/2013

Created by teachers and technologists, TTM provides supplemental math instruction and practice to help students in grades 3 through Algebra I prepare for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards, TEKS, and next-generation assessments.

9/16/2013

In all, 51 school districts went live on Tyler’s Student Information System (SIS) this summer, adding another 107,000 students and 7,000 teachers to Tyler’s system nationwide.

9/16/2013

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

9/16/2013

ASCD, the international education leadership association, announced today new benefits available to current and future members as part of a yearlong rollout of new member perks and benefits during the association's "membership means more" campaign.

9/16/2013

If you think the business competition from China is hard now, brace yourself. It will likely get tougher in about 20 years or so. And how is China doing it? By borrowing a page from Finland. At first blush, though, it would appear that China is simply lightening up.

9/16/2013

Eighty-five Colorado schoolchildren and 14 adults, trapped while attending an environmental camp program in a mountain town cut off by floodwater, were among the hundreds of people evacuated by helicopter this weekend in the aftermath of the state’s worst flooding in years.

9/16/2013

The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education.

9/16/2013

Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.”

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