K12 Headlines

3/12/2014

3/12/2014

Snow days are melting away as schools increasingly take advantage of online curriculum to keep students learning virtually during weather closures.

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In this NPR special series, Women in Tech, women trailblazers speak about the advancements they're making in the tech world and share how they're mentoring young women and girls in computer science, and trying to get more girls interested in tech early on.

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Senators approved taking possibly hundreds of millions of dollars that were targeted to help equalize funding for schools around the state over the next four years, and earmarked it instead for a drive to put more technology in schools.

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It is not whether technology should aid teaching and learning, it is how and under what circumstances it should be integrated as part of a larger instructional plan.

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Increasing STEM interest, abilities and achievement in our students and throughout our education system is not just a parochial interest, it is in our national interest. STEM professions are some of the few very bright spots on the horizon of our economy.

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North Dakota can invest some of the state’s recent good fortune in showing that small school districts with technology can provide quality education comparable to the education offered in large, wealthy school districts. The state could serve as an exemplar for rural areas throughout the nation.

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Amplify announced a collaboration with Intel Education to offer a more ruggedized tablet built for K12 education. Available for the 2014-2015 school year, the new device is part of the Amplify Tablet System, which also includes instructional software, K12 content and implementation support.

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Paul Lake, a Clovis USD science teacher, teaches physics and works with students in the Energy and Environmental Technology Career Pathway program. In addition, he has been Buchanan's robotics team adviser for 10 years, helping students build large robots for regional and international competitions.

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The 21st Century Education Initiative would overhaul the current diploma standard within the Board of Regents and the Department of Education. Two bills have been proposed to create a new specialized career and technical diploma, which will train students to fill manufacturing and high-tech jobs in New York.

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A proposed bill would allow home school and private school students to access public high schools’ career technical programs and extracurricular activities. Allowing non-traditional students into career tech programs will cost the local schools about $144 per student.

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World’s Worst Pet, an i-Ready iPad reading app, has been named a 2014 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award winner in the Mobile Apps category by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. The Curriculum Associates app helps children in grades 4–8 build Tier Two vocabulary through a game-based learning environment.

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As part of its Smart Education Networks by Design initiative, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released the first phase of guidelines for K12 CTOs and district leaders on the current and future digital K12 landscape. The guidelines cover best practices and offer solutions to design, implement and manage networks.

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Follett Corporation announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif., education software company that provides a system for authoring, performing and rating student and teacher work that automates the scoring based on evidence found within the work products.

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The Senate Education Committee questioned the constitutionality of a bill that would fund student equipment and technology service purchases for correspondence schools and home schooling. It calls for an increase from an 80 percent base student allocation to 100 percent.

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English-language curriculums built entirely on a digital platform are about to enter the market, with promises that they will change the nature of classroom learning. While some teachers are reluctant to commit to a curriculum from just one provider, some observers also question whether digital tools would enhance literacy more than superficially.

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