K12 Headlines

12/19/2013

12/19/2013

The program, called Believe and Prepare, will accept applications from local school districts to be part of the program and develop innovative approaches to preparing teachers.

12/18/2013

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

12/18/2013

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

12/18/2013

Thousands of new educational books, apps, games and videos are coming to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, including Common Core Standard-aligned books, educational apps from developers like BrainPOP and Agnitus, and movies and TV shows from Sesame Street, PBS, Reading Rainbow and more.

12/18/2013

Board members of the Portland School District approved the hiring of Paul Dinka as the director of technology. Dinka replaces David Palme, who left the district in November to take a position with the Waverly School District.

12/18/2013

Thomas J. Gentzel, the Executive Director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), released a statement on the bipartisan plan from Congressional leaders that would stop the automatic across-the-board cuts created by sequestration for two years.

12/18/2013

A big reason America is falling behind other countries in science and math is that we have effectively written off a huge chunk of our population as uninterested in those fields or incapable of succeeding in them. Women make up nearly half the work force but have just 26 percent of science, technology, engineering or math jobs.

12/18/2013

The 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held in Los Angeles, Calif., March 15–17, 2014, will showcase ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving student achievement and will unlock ways to boost teacher and leadership effectiveness.

12/18/2013

As cyber-native kids mature, they will require far less instruction on how to use technology and more education that prepares them to be the creators of it.

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February 13-17, 2014

Chicago, Illinois

12/18/2013

To inspire youth about the benefits of STEM and elevate career opportunities in the life science industry, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation and Lybba released the film "I Am A Scientist." The film details how STEM education can expand career paths.

12/18/2013

February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

12/18/2013

Keefe Technical School in Framingham, Mass., is adopting a bring-your-own approach in its progress toward an eventual 1-to-1 computing model, Superintendent James Lynch told the district’s school board recently. So far, it is not mandatory that students bring a laptop to school, although administrators will likely revisit the issue a year from now to see how many are doing it voluntarily.

12/18/2013

Before 4,450 MacBook Airs were distributed to students, before teachers were equipped and trained on their own devices, before test scores increased and the dropout rate decreased, the Mooresville Graded School District’s digital conversion started with a hard look at finances—one result of which was the elimination of more than 35 teaching positions.

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