K12 Headlines

10/23/2013

10/23/2013

Students in the Ballico-Cressey K8 School District in northeastern Merced County are using Chromebooks, Galaxy tablets, and netbooks for learning. The Pearson educational software company is providing the online curriculum and training.

10/23/2013

School boards are sometimes attracted to shiny things—like iPads. The district claims it wants to close the technology gap, but Corvallis, Ore., isn’t particularly resource-lacking. Most students have the basic resources available for homework and research, and students who don’t have access can utilize not only school computers but also library technology.

10/23/2013

New research by Anne Fernald, a psychologist at Stanford University, showed that, at 18 months, children from wealthier homes could identify pictures of simple words they knew—“dog” or “ball”—much faster than children from low-income families. By age 2, the study found, affluent children had learned 30 percent more words in the intervening months than had children from low-income homes.

10/23/2013

One side to the technology debate revolves around storage of the copious amounts of data collected by schools, districts, and state education departments. So much data is floating around that districts across the U.S. have turned to private companies to store information in the cloud. These companies protect files with high-level encryption, but still, privacy rights advocates are challenging districts that rely on third parties to store data outside of schools.

10/23/2013

Consultants hired to give Missouri education officials guidance on how to better support troubled school districts offered a grim assessment Monday about the task that lies ahead.

10/23/2013

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10/22/2013

10/22/2013

Minority young men are considered by their white peers to be cool and tough; minority young women, on the other hand, are stereotyped as "ghetto" and "loud."

10/22/2013

Incoming state school Superintendent Carey Wright gave strong endorsements Thursday to the new Common Core education standards and prekindergarten education.

10/22/2013

Although California lawmakers adopted the new standards in 2010, districts hamstrung by tight budgets have been slow to start using them in the classroom.

10/22/2013

Frustrated by the state’s inaction on expanding preschool education, Metro Nashville school officials are proposing to bankroll it locally in hopes of covering most of the Davidson County 4-year-olds who qualify for it but lack seats today.

10/22/2013

What to do about bullying has become a national focus because today, instead of being something of an adolescent rite of passage that leaves a black eye or hurt feelings, kids are dying.

10/22/2013

Approximately 3,000 students and 150 teachers at the following schools will benefit from Hyundai’s initiative: P.S. 121 The Throop School, P.S. 91 Bronx, P.S. 1 Courtlandt, P.S. 46 Edgar Allen Poe, P.S. 61 Francisco Oller and P.S. 163 Arthur Schomburg. Hyundai’s grant expands these schools’ existing ST Math® program, which includes visually-based instructional software, teacher training and ongoing educational support.

10/22/2013

The newest version of the company’s mobile web app allows students to collaborate during class using any tablet or smartphone with full screen control functionality and powerful information sharing capabilities.

10/22/2013

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) has announced it will be working in three state systems for a project aimed at promoting adoption of prior learning assessment (PLA) and CAEL’s LearningCounts online PLA system throughout the colleges and universities in each system.

10/22/2013

The goals of this educational partnership, located at the HCZ Promise Academy, are to improve students’ college readiness by focusing on high-level analytical writing, critical thinking, and communication skills and to increase college persistence and completion rates among HCZ Promise Academy students.

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