K12 Headlines

12/18/2013

12/18/2013

Jonesboro is one of about 70 Texas districts to arm staff since Sandy Hook.

12/18/2013

As public schools in the United States rapidly adopt cloud-computing services to fulfill their educational objectives, and transfer increasing quantities of student information to third-party providers, privacy issues become more salient and contentious. This study looks at how districts are using cloud services and provides recommendations for transparency, data governance and more.

12/18/2013

Fifteen schools from all levels of education will be honored in this year's contest, and semifinalists will be named in four categories: elementary, middle, high school and magnet/parochial/preK-12 schools.

12/18/2013

Andover High School has created a student-run help desk to assist teachers and staff at the Massachusetts school with hardware technology. The students help address issues around adding new technology such as MacBooks Pros, Apple TVs, Epson Wireless Projectors, and IPad and Macbook carts. The helpdesk also allows students to work on independent projects and make tech industry connections.

12/18/2013

The game is aimed at helping kids from pre-K to fourth grade learn to subtract and count backwards by 2s, 5s, 10s, and by more challenging combinations.

12/18/2013

Mesa Public School’s new Eisenhower Center for Innovation opened with the promise that every student would get an iPad to use in school and at home. But as the first semester comes to a close, the school still locks up its $600,000 iPad inventory, and Mesa still does not have a policy that allows students to take the devices home.

12/18/2013

A portion of the package may qualify for government STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subsidies, and schools can use the package to support their STEM education initiatives.

12/17/2013

12/17/2013

School nurses and other health authorities say stricken students should be able to stay in class. But such a progressive approach bugs many parents and district leaders.

12/17/2013

Mick Zais, the retired Army brigadier general and Newberry College president, had pledged to serve no more than two four-year terms but is leaving after one.

12/17/2013

Goalbook’s solution combines leading pedagogical research with its innovative technology to help educators personalize instruction for students.

12/17/2013

The myON literacy program embraces the tribe’s history and culture; Muscogee (Creek) Nation elders digitally recorded books in their native language, ensuring that their traditional words and stories are saved for posterity.

12/17/2013

Through Edgenuity’s Instructional Services program, districts and schools can now enroll student-athletes in Edgenuity’s online courses to help them fulfill their academic requirements and drive positive academic outcomes while accommodating each student-athlete’s training and travel needs.

12/17/2013

Parents hit the roads early to get their children to school. Thanks to a new contract with One Call Now, administrators will be able to quickly contact parents when the school is delayed or closed.

12/17/2013

A special-education teacher in the Torrance Unified School District has been removed from the classroom after infuriating parents with a Facebook post saying she was about to enter a meeting with "crazy parents" to discuss an autistic student whom the teacher describes as a "hot mess."

12/17/2013

State funding for textbooks has been cut by nearly 80 percent in the past four years, just as the state has been switching to a new curriculum with new textbooks. At the same time, school districts are expected to make the switch to digital textbooks by 2017.

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