K12 Headlines

9/18/2013

9/18/2013

Zombies will be feeding the minds of STEM students using a new program created by Texas Instruments that blends science and math concepts with popular television shows and movies. The “STEM Behind Hollywood” program provides free teaching materials that also feature forensics, space, and superheroes.

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A petition was filed with the San Mateo Union High School District Thursday for a new high school focused on design and hands-on projects while retaining traditional learning.

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Matt Dillabough and Max Colbert, the two 14-year-olds behind the Menlo App Academy, have a mission to teach the USA to code. And that could fill a growing need for U.S. employers.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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The conference will showcase ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving student achievement and will unlock ways to boost teacher and leadership effectiveness.

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Race to the Top has done little to help most states close achievement gaps, and may have exacerbated them, according to a new report by Elaine Weiss, National Coordinator of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education.

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Incorporating cognitive behavioral research and evidence-based social learning practices, the lessons in The Social Express use “Hollywood quality” animation to model the social skills integral to relationship building as well as career and life success.

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The M100 provides an easy and cost effective method for providing access control to applications where audit trail and monitoring are critical.

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Eight CTE courses are available now for Edmentum’s standards-based Plato Courseware online curriculum, with an additional 24 courses scheduled for release in 2014.

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While security around mobile devices is a constant issue, CDW’s survey found that managing mobility in the workplace presents a much broader set of challenges.

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Sixteen racks of new computer routers and servers turned on for students at the York County School of Technology in Pennsylvania on Monday afternoon. The Cisco Network Academy lab is available at a growing number of Pennsylvania tech schools.

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Health experts say the Sacramento region’s large immigrant population is one factor in the growing number of parents declining to get shots for their children.

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After the installation of a $45,000 wireless infrastructure, Marist High School in New Jersey gave each student a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. Now, by accessing the school's network through their laptop, students can take notes, read textbooks, and study for tests online.

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The Troy, N.Y., school district has received a $2.8 million state P-Tech grant that it expects will help 300 students prepare for high-skill jobs over the next seven years. The P-Tech program connects local educational institutions with the state's regional economic development programs.

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With thousands more students flunking achievement exams, the state has quietly changed how schools are judged based on test scores, a move that helped some schools pass muster despite dismal or lackluster student performance.

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