K12 Headlines

7/31/2013

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Esther Cepeda argues that faculty should use technology to learn better communication skills, not just to regurgitate information to students. Educational technology, she feels, has become a multibillion-dollar racket for an ever-expanding number of companies selling everything from computers, tablets, and software to schools desperate to improve educational outcomes.

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If someone hacks into your credit file and steals your identity, you can change your PIN. But if your iris scan is stolen, you can’t change your eye. Bottom line: If your biometric information is taken, you have no protection, which means that using iris scans to track students is putting their identities at risk.

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The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has put together a list of frequently-asked questions about online learning, with sections for parents, teachers, and administrators. Information includes how to start an online or blended learning program, and how to find quality online courses to implement in your school.

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The Dropout Recovery and Prevention OCP is a collaborative effort managed by the American Institutes for Research Connected Educators project. The community focuses on improving outcomes for over-age, under-credited learners, with an emphasis on helping schools play a central role in dropout recovery by partnering with other community organizations.

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October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla. 

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October 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, Pa. 

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The School District of Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Fla.

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The New Albany-Plain school board will spend $347,000 to upgrade technology for K8 classrooms, replacing equipment that is eight to 10 years old. Among other initiatives, the new equipment will help facilitate 10 blended learning courses the school offers.

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A hard-fought effort to place the Wake County school board’s multi-billion-dollar real-estate portfolio under the control of Wake County commissioners was turned back by the state House in a bipartisan vote.

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Some private schools in the area say they're anxiously waiting now to learn if they will receive any taxpayer support for parents to send their children to their private schools.

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The River Valley School District (Three Oaks, Mich.) has received $1.1 million, the largest grant ever awarded by local investment group The Pokagon Fund. The money will be used to improve security and enhance technology at the district’s three buildings.

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Columbus City Schools notified 13 secretaries at the district’s Northgate Center curriculum-development center yesterday that their positions will be eliminated by the start of the school year in August, the union president in charge of non-teaching employees confirmed.

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Project-based learning school Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy, part of Zanesville (Ohio) High School, will open up to grades seven and eight for the next school year after being open only to grades nine to 11 this past year.

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Tucson Unified School District

Tucson, Ariz.

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Citizen Schools

Boston, Mass.

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