K12 Headlines

3/12/2014

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The Senate Education Committee questioned the constitutionality of a bill that would fund student equipment and technology service purchases for correspondence schools and home schooling. It calls for an increase from an 80 percent base student allocation to 100 percent.

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English-language curriculums built entirely on a digital platform are about to enter the market, with promises that they will change the nature of classroom learning. While some teachers are reluctant to commit to a curriculum from just one provider, some observers also question whether digital tools would enhance literacy more than superficially.

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March 15-17, 2014

Los Angeles, Calif.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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The Engineering Technology Opportunity Exposition, held at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, has named the winning high school competitors. Digital electronics students constructed working digital stopwatches using the campus' computer and electronic facilities.

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The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. Ann Flynn, director of education technology, said the common characteristics across honorees include their willingness to take risks, share learnings with colleagues and inspire others to believe that they, too, can effectively use technology.

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Administrators have been drafting new finals guidelines for this fall. The plan calls for mandatory final exams in every subject every semester in addition to taking away exemptions that allow students to bypass final exams if they have a certain grade or attendance record.

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An 11-member panel of educators, legislators, parents and experts is recommending changes to how New York implements Common Core by scuttling standardized testing earlier than the third grade, limiting time for test preparation and protecting student data by severing ties with "cloud" technology firm inBloom.

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In an effort to make college a possibility for all students, particularly students who would be first in their families to attend college, Hobsons announced the release of the Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum, a blended learning college and career readiness solution for students in middle and high school.

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Can we create new learning environments where the “whole” of the student experience—offline, online and everything in between—is better than what existed before? At Aspire Titan, a K5 public charter in Huntington Park, Calif., technology helped create the conditions for better offline instruction in the classroom.

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The city is facing a federal civil lawsuit from Success Academy Harlem Central charter school parents who want to keep the city from re-locating students. Success Academy is also filing two complaints regarding the Success Academy City Hall and Success Academy Jamaica.

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With the introduction of a new computer-based standardized exam, technology in each of Montana’s schools—remote schoolhouses and city schools alike—will also be put to the test. State and school officials have been working for more than a year to prepare for the switch.

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