K12 Headlines

9/11/2013

9/11/2013

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?

9/11/2013

With Facebook and other social media barred in Virginia's Chesterfield Public Schools, Adam Seldow, chief of technology for the district, says so many teachers got hooked on Edmodo that its use is going districtwide.

9/11/2013

Kent Denver School, in Englewood, Colo., announced the opening of the Duncan Center, a 21st-century learning facility that provides modern instructional and collaboration design elements, technology to enable student-to-student connections around the world, and facilities to help close the digital divide.

9/11/2013

Three months before November's levy referendum, St. Paul Public Schools had a frontrunner for a multimillion-dollar project key to the district's technology plan on the ballot. Two months after the vote, the public, the teachers union, and school board members learned that the frontrunner was Dell.

9/11/2013

In recent years, media attention, state mandates and research on bullying have prompted dozens of school districts across Illinois — including at least 10 in the Chicago suburbs — to try a more inclusive approach that addresses peer aggression while instilling a broader message of respect.

9/11/2013

Philadelphia schools opened Monday amid the district's well-documented fiscal woes and drastically reduced staffing levels.

9/11/2013

State education officials said 170 charter groups met the deadline last Friday to submit letters of intent to be considered for opening in August 2015. Depending on how many meet a Dec. 6 deadline to submit an application, the state’s lineup of 130 charter schools could be in for a huge expansion.

9/11/2013

Nearly a year after voters trounced Tom Luna’s Students Come First proposals in a referendum, the state schools superintendent acknowledged he did not do enough to make the plan transparent or to involve Idahoans.

9/11/2013

A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information.

9/10/2013

9/10/2013

Now continuously adaptive, Mastering combines instructor-created assignments with adaptive follow-up assignments that address any lingering gaps in concept-level proficiency.

9/10/2013

This integration enables students to quickly and easily access Lexia’s reading content and educators to seamlessly access data and analysis tools alongside those of other programs and systems instead of having to move from program to program manually.

9/10/2013

As part of its effort to sustain and also improve its curriculum, CAI recently commissioned a market research study to learn what parents considered to be most important in a child’s education.

9/10/2013

Anchored by a new national conference – Time to THRIVE – the Project will provide training, technical assistance and best practices tools for K-12 educators and youth-serving organizations of all types, including after-school enrichment programs, recreational sports leagues, summer camps, family counseling centers and job training centers.

9/10/2013

The Newtown Board of Education announced that it is starting its search for a permanent superintendent, while also expressing its gratitude to John Reed for serving as interim superintendent of schools.

9/10/2013

The first day of school in Philadelphia is also the start of a grim new normal for the district's 137,000 students and their families.

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