K12 Headlines

11/13/2013

11/13/2013

Beginning in the fall of 2009 and ending in 2012, principals in 73 Miami-Dade schools identified and transferred 375 low-performing teachers “in the best interest” of the school district. The result: Test scores improved notably under new teachers who stepped in to replace those transferred.

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The Buffalo Public Schools’ top administrator in charge of school turnaround plans has been forced to resign a day after state officials told district leaders about serious problems in instruction, leadership and Central Office support at three underachieving schools.

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Dozens of pre-kindergartners were suspended last school year in Maryland, with the most suspensions in Baltimore, highlighting a little-known practice that some education experts say is too extreme for toddlers who are just being introduced to educational settings.

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After an oft-heated community debate over how to solve overcrowding at an elementary school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the city said Monday it will build an annex with about 19 classrooms and a multipurpose room on the site of the current school.

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Teachers worry that upcoming online exams may unfairly assess student progress and understanding, or worse, that students will be penalized by unforeseen and all-too-common problems in being connected to the Internet as states and school districts work to upgrade lesson plans and infrastructure.

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Districts are dropping bans on YouTube and allowing students and teachers access to the site’s educational videos. The change is coming about as educators decide YouTube’s library of educational content allows them to teach more creatively.

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Principals, superintendents, and district CIOs are increasingly becoming the decision-makers for purchasing school apps. Respondents to the 2013 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education said 51 percent of principals were likely to lead the charge to buy apps, compared to 39 percent in 2012. The percentage of superintendents making the decisions rose to 26 percent this year from 10 percent in 2012.

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Rosetta Stone Inc., a provider of education technology solutions, introduced Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Word Builder, a new Spanish language learning and English reading app for children ages 3-6. The new app supports the Common Core Curriculum standards for kindergarten, reinforcing early English reading skills while also introducing Spanish speaking in a lively, engaging way.

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Intel shored up its education solution portfolio with the acquisition of Kno, an education software start-up that includes more than 225,000 higher education and K12 titles. There are 75 educational publishers in Kno's program.

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Atlanta Public Schools’ former technology director is scheduled to go on trial Dec. 2 on bribery and fraud charges. Federal prosecutors claim Jerome Oberlton, who worked as the school system’s chief information officer from 2004 to 2007, used his influence at the school system to award a $780,000 computer project and score a profit from the deal.

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Reading Assistant uses the power of speech recognition technology to “listen” to students as they read aloud, providing feedback at just the right time. It features more than 300 pieces of content at a range of reading levels, and includes non-fiction and fictional texts.

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Discipline is in response to tweets Winston Brooks exchanged with a TV reporter in which the superintendent likened state Public Education Department chief Hanna Skandera to barnyard animals.

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