K12 Headlines

1/22/2014

1/22/2014

Forty finalists in Intel's Science Talent Search contest have been invited to Washington, D.C., in March to undergo final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for $630,000 in awards, including the top award of $100,000.

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Promethean has unveiled a new suite of educational technology, content development and teacher training solutions designed to significantly improve the quality of learning while motivating students to be more successful, including interactive lesson-plan development and delivery platforms, and next-generation digital classroom surface systems.

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Our society dictates that technology usage is a skill expected both in school and the career marketplace and there is a movement toward providing tablets to all students as a standard educational tool. However, when the power goes off or the computer locks up, does everything come to a standstill, or have students learned enough longhand approaches and reasoning ability to keep going?

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Computer science is driving innovation across all fields, so it makes sense that the Los Angeles Board of Education wants to provide its students with access to the latest technology. Students who develop expertise in computer science will have automatic career advantages. But is the district taking the right steps?

1/22/2014

Leah Kraus, interim chief information officer at UNC-Wilmington, has been appointed to North Carolina Central University’s chief information officer post. Kraus comes to NCCU with more than 20 years of experience in education and technology. She has served as UNC-Wilmington’s interim CIO since 2011 and as associate vice chancellor for services for the past seven years. She will begin her new role on Feb. 3.

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Lori McElroy has been named chief information security officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after serving in a similar role for six years at Texas State University. McElroy will lead an office that will take risk- and metrics-based approaches to information security.

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The city of Modesto’s chief information officer, Bryan M. Sastokas, is leaving to take the same job with the city of Oakland. Under his leadership, Modesto was named a top 10 Digital City for 2011, ’12 and ’13, and received several awards, including the 2012 Quality in IT Practices Award and 2013 Excellence in IT Practices Award.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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School officials are welcoming Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget proposal to fund universal prekindergarten programs, citing research that show children in such programs do better when they enter kindergarten and often throughout their academic careers.

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When done right, frequent testing helps people remember information longer.

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Students frequently take their iPhones and iPads to school — and school administrators’ theft prevention instructions to students may not always stick.

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Idaho could spend tens of millions more on public schools, raise pay for teachers and state workers, and restore services to the poor and disabled – all while still balancing its budget next year with 10 percent to spare, the state’s former longtime chief economist said Monday.

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About 15,000 Cleveland children will be giving their parents an extra message from school along with their report cards this week: Get in to the school and meet with my teacher. It's not a request. It's the law.

1/22/2014

In the first year in which a state law required school districts to report bullying, 1,431 incidents have been documented statewide, according to data the state released to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

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