K12 Headlines

4/30/2014

4/30/2014

Washington County officials may let students earn their technology-education credit in middle school or even take it online. Most students earn this high school graduation requirement when they take Foundations of Technology during freshmen year.

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Among other approved items in its 2015 budget, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted to allocate $1 million in surplus funds for technology improvements and add $200,000 to the Office of Technology Services’ operating budget for new tech positions.

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The county's virtual high School, one of the first in Alabama, will offer credit recovery for students who have fallen behind and for those interested in advanced classes. Required credit classes will be offered, along with AP, dual enrollment and electives normally not available at a regular high school.

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A suburban Minneapolis, Minn., district has reached out to local businesses for help with revamping the seventh grade technology curriculum to include more hands-on lessons. It also will shift the focus from traditional shop projects to lessons on robotics, lasers, graphic design, 3D modeling software and understanding blueprints.

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Seven Chicago schools will be awarded grants of up to $100,000 to explore how laptops, iPhones and iPads can help teachers move away from single lesson plans toward a more individualized approach to learning. Half the money for the Breakthrough Schools grants comes from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Path4Success is partnering with more than 86 high schools and sports camps around the country for this upcoming school year. The seminars focus on topics such as academics, standardized test, college admissions, cyberbullying, social media and drugs and alcohol.

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May 8, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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Efforts to improve the academic performance of freshmen drove large improvements in graduation rates three years later in a diverse set of 20 Chicago public high schools, according to a report released by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

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SPARK has added five-minute Fast Break Videos to its Classroom Activity & Recess program, SPARKabc’s. The Fast Break Videos provide educators with a quick, visual tool for getting students active in between lessons.

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Apex Learning is expanding its Apex Learning Tutorials to middle school students. The new Tutorials include Math 6, 7, 8 and English language arts 6, 7, 8. Tutorials are tablet-ready for Android and iOS devices as well as netbooks, laptops and desktop computers.

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National Geographic Learning's Financial Algebra has been approved for use in Mesa Public Schools' high schools in Arizona. The algebra-based, technology-rich program is developed for and aligned to the Common Core State Standards that use Algebra I skills in a financial setting.

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The House voted to advance a bill for a six-year process to change the way Vermont schools are governed. The bill seeks to address declining enrollment, rising costs and shrinking educational opportunities in some schools by inducing the 273 districts to consolidate down to about 50.

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While Oregon rural districts that are offering a fifth or sixth year using K12 funding are doing the right thing for kids in their communities, a better plan is one the state is studying now. It would fund two years of community college for high school graduates and take advantage of available federal money.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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