K12 Headlines

4/2/2014

4/2/2014

Big Spring School District in Pennsylvania has selected Follett’s Aspen student information system for its student data collection, reporting and management. The Aspen platform connects student information to classroom curricular, educational and communication tools.

4/2/2014

Only 16 percent of U.S. high school seniors are considered proficient in mathematics and are also interested in a STEM career. American businesses can no longer accept the status quo. We have an obligation to foster a passion for STEM education right here in our country.

4/2/2014

Women make up about half of the workforce in America, but they only represent 24 percent of the workforce in STEM fields. The Million Women Mentor program is working to create a sustainable pipeline of women by mobilizing and engaging one million men and women to serve as STEM mentors by 2018.

4/2/2014

The Green Bay School District plans to spend nearly $2.5 million on 5,000 Chromebook computers for students in sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th grades to use in math and language arts classes. It will also replace older equipment in some elementary schools.

4/2/2014

When creating a blended learning program, the most appropriate infrastructure for the school's needs is key to ensure a smooth rollout. A strong infrastructure needs to have the right mix of bandwidth, management and filters.

4/2/2014

The annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association showcases school boards and districts making exemplary use of technology to govern, improve district operations, and communicate with students, parents and the community.

4/2/2014

For the last six years, the buzz about educational technology has grown deafening. Schools are scrambling to figure out just how a new generation of technology—software and devices both in the marketplace and still to be developed—might better educate kids. We need to make sure hype doesn’t overtake good judgment.

4/2/2014

For 35 years, thousands of the state's promising high school students attended the eight Governor’s Schools of Excellence. Slowly, the schools are making a comeback after falling victim to budget cuts in 2009. That is a hopeful sign, but there is a long way to go.

4/2/2014

ADVANCEfeedback, a platform designed to manage the observation and feedback process, is Insight Education Group's newest offering for for teachers and school leaders. Through live or video-based observations, the program provides feedback, identifies examples of great teaching and more.

4/2/2014

Jefferson Parish officials are considering delaying technology upgrades until the fall in order to be eligible for federal E-Rate reimbursements. Although the move would save the district up to $15 million, the delay could mean Jefferson might not be fully ready to administer the new PARCC standardized test on computers by May 2015.

4/2/2014

A new Immigration and Customs Enforcement cybersafety program will send agents to school auditoriums to encourage teen and tween Internet users to turn to law enforcement if they are approached or victimized by online predators amid a rise in cases involving the sexual exploitation of children.

4/2/2014

The International Society for Technology in Education recommends districts consider its list of Essential Conditions when building a framework for teaching with technology. Tips include empowering leaders, sharing a vision and providing technical support.

4/2/2014

District CIOs need to have a complete understanding of a district’s legal obligations to protect student data as more student information is stored with online, third-party providers and parents’ privacy concerns reach new heights.

4/2/2014

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

4/2/2014

Quest to Learn, a public school formed by the New York City Department of Education and Institute of Play for grades six through 12, and its sister school in Chicago are among the only schools organized around principles of games and connected learning.

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