K12 Headlines

9/11/2013

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The Common Core State Standards do not require students to learn cursive. Only 11 of the 50 states have amended their education requirements to mandate cursive be included in the curriculum. As a result, states and districts nationwide are grappling with whether to teach the skill at all.

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The Consortium for School Networking has announced that 21 K12 school districts will collaborate in "Teaming for Transformation: Leading Digital Conversion for Student Learning II." Participating districts will work until CoSN’s 19th Annual Conference in March to improve student-centered learning in classrooms nationwide.

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State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson called Tuesday for the state Senate to overhaul California’s standardized testing system despite the threat that the changes could result in the loss of millions in federal education dollars.

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Red Burns was one of the most influential figures in the tech industry over the past 30 years, most famous for co-founding the groundbreaking Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU. Two weeks ago, she passed away. But much more needs to be said about one of the smartest, gutsiest women I ever knew, and about what she thought about education, technology, design … and life.

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In many northern cities, the 1974 United States Supreme Court decision Milliken v. Bradley killed any hopes of integrating the public schools.

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Digital technology is a good thing when it comes to motivating today’s students. But it also raises many challenges, the biggest of which involve effectiveness and equality. State, district, and even classroom leaders would serve students, their families, and taxpayers well by creating and sharing policies that thoroughly address technology's effect on these areas.

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Magnus Gyan LLC, a U.S.-based technology company helping to spread knowledge to growth economies digitally, appointed John M. Danielson, former chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education, to its board of directors. Danielson will help guide the company in developing its strategic road map.

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Officials try to keep students on campus, but some say more-healthful vending machines will drive off even more kids seeking junk-food high.

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With the start of school comes a heightened awareness of security and privacy from parents and the community. Here are 10 questions about access and identity management to consider when planning for a digital learning environment.

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Raleigh County students are going high-tech this year, becoming the first public school system in West Virginia to rely on iPads instead of textbooks. The program is called iRaleigh.

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Since 23 percent of American teens have tablet computers, 47 percent have smartphones, and 78 percent have cellphones, a bring your own device policy is on the rise, according to the Pew Research Center. But will students who can't afford the technology be left behind?

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