K12 Headlines

3/19/2014

3/19/2014

Discovery Education launched a new iPad app for its Science Techbook series. The Techbook app, available for download on the App Store in the U.S. and Canada at no cost, enables educators and students with an active Science Techbook account to access Discovery Education’s digital content.

3/19/2014

The St. Paul board backed a five-year strategic plan the district dubbed Strong Schools, Strong Communities 2.0. The approval came without the intense debate triggered by Superintendent Valeria Silva's original Strong Schools proposal three years ago.

3/19/2014

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

3/19/2014

A first-of-its-kind online learning platform is bringing critical digital and life skills to Philadelphia students with autism and developmental disorders. Autism Expressed teaches basic digital vocabulary, time management, email, internet privacy settings, calendar use, and how to make appropriate, on-topic comments on social media.

3/19/2014

While social media offers unique opportunities to connect with students and parents, it presents challenges for teachers and administrators. According to a recent survey from the College of Education at University of Phoenix, 80 percent of teachers worry about issues that can arise when using social media.

3/19/2014

At least one midwestern district is ready—or at least thinks it’s ready—for what most states are calling Common Core assessments. The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, Ind., had a jumpstart on technology and assessments thanks in part to a three-year, $28.5 million Race to the Top grant.

3/19/2014

In the future, public schools are going to be less white and more Hispanic, according to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

3/19/2014

Pearson released a new study on the changes digital data will bring to future of learning. "Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education" details how data, social technology and gaming will all be at the forefront of education in the future.

3/19/2014

EverFi’s new digital learning product, Verano–Summer Learning, will feature critical skill development that is pushed to students in intervals. Subjects will include literacy and math reinforcement, life skills, civic education, STEM readiness and financial wellness.

3/18/2014

3/18/2014

IESD Inc. released a new white paper that documents results of its research examining how six leading elementary writing programs measure up to the requirements of the Common Core standards and research-based best practices.

3/18/2014

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers will be leaving the district at the end of the current school year to take over as the new superintendent at Texas' Crockett Independent School District as of July 1.

3/18/2014

Netchemia, LLC, a K12 talent managment company, has acquired online recruiting and application management provider SchoolSpring, Inc. The acquisition provides Netchemia with expanded and enhanced software, services and support capabilities.

3/18/2014

The Senate approved a bill that would require districts to provide students with the usual 1,062 instruction hours while the House has already approved a separate bill giving districts the power to eliminate up to 10 days. Kentucky districts remain in limbo as they attempt to finalize the calendar for a school year pocked with snow days.

3/18/2014

Automated Logic Corporation, a provider of innovative building automation systems, announced the release of Eco-Screen, an interactive software application that showcases energy and conservation measures within a building.

3/18/2014

As for the tone of the debate, charter advocates need to put aside the hyperbole about being under siege. Mayor de Blasio needs to renounce divisive rhetoric that portrays the charters as alien institutions instead of the public schools that they actually are.

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