K12 Headlines

4/2/2014

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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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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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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Merced Union High School District will spend $8.7 million to give close to 8,000 students their own Google Chromebooks for instruction by August. The funding is a combination of $5.5 million from the Federal Communications Commission and another $3.2 million in funds from a Common Core implementation budget.

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With the release of the Gaggle App for Android and iPhone, Gaggle’s online teaching and learning platform is now available on any modern web browser and most smartphone or tablet devices.

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Illinois' large District 300 will survey 15,500 students and 1,500 teachers and administrators to help shape the future of technology in its classrooms. The survey will assess whether educators and students understand and are comfortable with technologies used in the classroom.

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Innovation Tech, a new BOCES high school opening in Liverpool in September, will have an entirely project-based learning curriculum integrating students, teachers, businesses and local colleges. A second high school will be opened in Cortland, N.Y., in 2016. Both schools will be part of California-based New Tech Network.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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Discovery Education has begun working with Tennessee’s Oak Ridge Schools to create digital learning environments in classrooms districtwide. Through a six-year partnership, Discovery Education will support Oak Ridge Schools’ plan to implement a 1-to-1 learning initiative with digital content and professional development.

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Centsables, an animated TV series focused on financial literacy, is releasing lesson modules, available in teacher and parent versions. Each module includes two episodes of the show with the correlating lesson plans as well as downloads for all materials and certificates of completion.

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May 8, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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The North Brunswick Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for 2014-2015 that would raise school taxes by 2 percent and includes $11.95 million in state aid. In addition to filling several new therapist, administrative and aide positions, the district will be adding more than 10 teachers.

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For two decades now, education reformers have promoted a two-track strategy for improving our schools with standards-based structure and school choice. However, some degree of transparency and accountability is essential for all choice schools.

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Following a state attorney general’s opinion, two Tennessee towns must send half of the mixed drink taxes they have collected to the county to fund public education. The schools will receive over $80,000 from Dandridge and an undetermined amount from Baneberry.

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Mackin Educational Resources has teamed up with DK Publishing to include more than 2,000 of DK's e-books in the MackinVIA collection. Mackin customers will now have access to over 300,000 e-books, digital audiobooks and databases.

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