K12 Headlines

1/29/2014

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Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District in Windsor, Colo., is tapping reserve accounts to fund a $600,000 fiber-optic connection between Windsor and Severance. Severance Middle School and Range View Elementary will get major technology upgrades in the process. There are 1,200 students at the two schools, or about 25 percent of the district population.

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Initial estimates of $2 million are being reported as what it will take to equip the proposed Mt. Vernon Township High School in Illinois with technology. The funding will equip the school with fiber, Wi-Fi, servers, a surveillance system, alarms and more. The estimate includes labor and equipment costs, but not computers, which will be leased separately.

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Ten school districts across the country from California to South Carolina have been selected to participate in a public-private initiative to explore effective discipline alternatives to suspension and expulsion.

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The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 2014 Education Technology Site Visits will give education professionals the opportunity to experience firsthand innovations in education technology and the best ways to use technology in classrooms.

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A push to promote the fundamentals of STEM education has propelled the Elizabeth Forward School District in Pennsylvania to elite status among national technology and education organizations. In only three years, the district has transformed spaces in the high school and middle school into high-tech learning centers, taken computer programming classes down to the elementary level and much more.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C. 

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Use these sample guidelines—including sections about privacy, honesty and copyright laws—as examples to help create an environment in your school or district where social media use is promoted in a healthy way.

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The North Dakota board responsible for developing technology systems for elementary and secondary education has named Jody French as its new director. The North Dakota Educational Technology Council says French is a former elementary school teacher who has been director of the state's EduTech program for the past 16 years.

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One of the benefits of Instagram that I think gets overlooked by students and teachers is that, by Instagramming, you're building a library of pictures you own and can re-use whenever and wherever you want.

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February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

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A west side community group is asking the Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin to slow down a controversial $31 million, five-year 1-to-1 computing tech plan. But another parent-teacher group is urging the board to move ahead with the tech plan to close what one parent calls an embarrassing technology gap between Madison and other districts.

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Ingalls Shipbuilding is helping students in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana build robots, space buggies, bridges, rockets and roller coasters—all while boosting their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard distributed 25 grants for use on a variety of STEM-related projects and competitions.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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