K12 Headlines

12/11/2013

12/11/2013

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

12/11/2013

Many towns in Connecticut and beyond began taking a closer look at their own security after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last Dec. 14. This increased vigilance is on full view just 25 miles from Newtown in Fairfield, where the local police have found new ways to help schools and the community at large thwart potential violence.

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The $1 billion push to provide every student and teacher at Los Angeles USD with an iPad is attracting a lot attention. Schools have been overwhelmed in recent years by oversold, ill-designed and frustrating new gizmos. Questions about whether dollars allocated to new technology are being spent wisely deserve serious consideration.

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Technology is everywhere when students at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, Calif., are in math class. The classroom iPads, says teacher Mike Doroquez, are "totally engaging to the kids. They love it and you can see their eyes just open when they see technology on the big screen."

12/11/2013

While revolution might start at the Board of Education, City Hall, Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley, the real transformation in education -- the kind that counts -- will always happen inside the classroom. If meaningful, deliberative changes in learning and teaching don't take root there, they can't grow.

12/11/2013

Coding in K-12 schools has gained momentum over the last two years.But as we rush to bring coding to our schools, questions emerge: Do we need ‘coding’ teachers? Who will teach computer programming to our students?

12/11/2013

Just in time for the holidays, Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools — and conservatives are hoping similar measures will gain momentum across America.

12/11/2013

Some 200 advocates marched to the Newark Public Schools offices and to City Hall in a rally organized by Newark Student Union, New Jersey Communities United, and local unions to spotlight the failing policies of Superintendent Cami Anderson and state officials who have control over the district.

12/11/2013

Louisiana school districts are expected to be ready now for state-mandated online testing that begins next year, but an in-house technology assessment shows that the Rapides Parish School District still needs hundreds of thousands of dollars to get there.

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To properly teach students using technology, West Geauga Superintendent Geoffrey Palmer says that teachers must first incorporate technology into their PD. Palmer suggests hiring a technology specialist to achieve that goal.

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A recent study conducted by McGraw-Hill Education found what many students could likely confirm—technology helps students study, but also encourages procrastination. According to the study, more than 50 percent of students felt “better prepared for classes” and had “improved studying efficiency” due to technologies that aided them in their studies.

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Chief Technology Officer Mary Phillips joined the West Contra Costa school district last summer with one of the most important mandates facing schools nationwide: Improve education by bringing students and teachers up to date in learning technology.

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February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

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To keep the Norton school district moving forward, Superintendent Joseph Baeta says it’s time to hire a director of technology. He has asked the finance committee to consider including the position as it moves forward with next year’s budget.

12/11/2013

Jill Pierce, the McMinn County School System's STEM coordinator and former tech director for Loudon County Schools, has been selected to take part in Microsoft's Expert Educator program, an initiative to recognize educators and schools around the world who are using technology to transform education.

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