K12 Headlines

9/4/2013

9/4/2013

Jaylen Bledsoe is a 15-year-old sophomore at Hazelwood West High School (St. Louis) who started his own tech company that is now worth $3.5 million. Here, Bledsoe explains how he started building the company when he was only 12.

9/4/2013

Now available at LakeshoreLearning.com and coming to Lakeshore Learning Stores nationwide on September 2, 2013, the company's new Learning at Home products are designed to inspire kids to discover, create, build and much more.

9/4/2013

As schools open again in Western New York over the next few days, something new is in the air, especially for troubled school districts like Buffalo’s. It’s something that is very good for students, but perhaps not for administrators who can’t or won’t find their way forward.

9/4/2013

What works in science and math education? Until recently, there had been few solid answers—just guesses and hunches, marketing hype, and extrapolations from small pilot studies. But now, a little-known office in the DOE is starting to get some real data, using the randomized clinical trial method, in which groups of subjects are randomly assigned to get either an experimental therapy, the standard therapy, a placebo, or nothing.

9/4/2013

They say you should never make decisions out of fear, but on Wednesday, when I announced that I was prepared to recommend to members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers that we forgo salary increases and make changes to our health-benefits plan, I was indeed motivated by fear - fear of what our schools and classrooms will look like if we can't restore the programs and services lost with the layoffs of nearly 4,000 school employees in June.

9/4/2013

With the need for safe and appropriate use of the internet—and specifically social networking sites—being front and center in recent weeks, it is essential that schools find interesting and engaging ways in which to deliver what can be repetitive but vital information to students of all ages.

9/4/2013

To help reduce the digital divide for poor communities, many internet providers around the U.S. offer reduced rates on internet service to families with a child on the free or reduced-price lunch program. Comcast's Internet Essentials is one such program.

9/4/2013

To kick off the new school year, an impressive list of Pennsylvania superintendents last week joined the leadership of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, to discuss education issues at an event held at the Abington School District in Abington, Pa.

9/4/2013

More than 30,000 out-of-school suspensions were issued to public school students -- some of them repeatedly to the same students -- in kindergarten through 12th grade in Allegheny County alone in 2011-12, the most recent year for which countywide data are available. The numbers illustrate the tension between keeping kids in class and keeping schools safe and orderly.

9/4/2013

ASCD is pleased to announce the release of Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement, a new book by seasoned educator, prolific author, and brain expert Eric Jensen.

9/4/2013

Running an IT department is hard enough under any circumstances, but imagine doing it at one of the world's preeminent technology companies. Your customers aren't haplessly trying to set up their voicemail; they're experts in technology and expect it to work. As part of CIO's series on the future of corporate IT, writer Walter Frick spoke with Google CIO Ben Fried about his job, and where he thinks the industry is going.

9/4/2013

A Moore County Schools’ official called a recent upgrade to the North Carolina district's digital network system a "major boost" that will increase bandwidth "tenfold." Installed by fiber optic company BroadPlex, the district is receiving 10 times the bandwidth at a lower cost than it was previously paying.

9/4/2013

This year, students at Isle of Wight schools in Virginia are finding that their access to games, social media, and instant messaging is more restricted, while teachers are getting more training on how to use digital technology in class.

9/4/2013

Boston public schools will begin serving free lunches to all students this school year even if families have the financial means to pay, school officials are expected to announce Tuesday.

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