K12 Headlines

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The work is intended to update security for the areas that keep visitors from getting inside a building unless a staff member lets them in.

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Erin Prince, superintendent of the Corvallis School District, says its 1-to-1 iPad program will not expand to every student in the 2014-15 school year, as previously planned. She says the district is evaluating next steps for its 1:World technology plan, which has a goal of providing every student with an iPad for use at school and home.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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The courses are: Introduction to STEM and Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. 14 additional AG and STEM courses are slated for introduction in early 2014.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

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School districts across New York are struggling to make ends meet because of slowing state and federal aid, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli concluded in a report issued today.

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K12 CEO Ron Packard has stepped down from his position to head another company that K12 is launching in conjunction with an outside investor group led by Safanad Ltd. K12 chairman Nate Davis will take on the role of CEO in Packard's stead. The new company, to be headed by Packard, will focus on technology-based learning programs through management and expansion of several existing early-stage businesses, the company said.

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The Alaska Policy Forum released its own ratings for each school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough last week, decrying the state’s own school rating system.

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A former Chicago Public Schools tech director, Prasad Nettem, who resigned after being accused of shaking down a subcontractor for a $2,000 bribe, has landed on his feet. He now works for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle’s office, making $145,000 a year.

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SchoolDude and the National Business Officers Association launched a survey to benchmark the state of technology at independent schools. This will be the first-ever comprehensive research study to evaluate tech staffing, budget, priorities and challenges among independent schools. In addition, the survey will report on trends, including BYOD, 1-to-1 computing, bandwidth, infrastructure and tech management.

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A former Atlanta Public Schools chief information officer entered a guilty plea over $60,000 in kickbacks he received for influencing the school system to award a $780,000 project to a certain computer vendor.

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The principal’s greatest weapon against discrimination is the principle of personalization, in which every student is known and valued in the school, a cornerstone of NASSP’s Breaking Ranks Framework for School Improvement.

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