K12 Headlines

6/20/2013

6/20/2013

If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing. This isn't only happening in Pennsylvania, but other areas across the country that view budget cuts as an option to "fix" public schools.

6/20/2013

Boys are diagnosed with learning disorders and attention problems at nearly four times the rate of girls. They do less homework and get a greater proportion of the low grades.

6/20/2013

SB47, from Sen. John Coghill, relates to boarding schools. It increases the per-pupil monthly stipend to cover room and board expenses and expands to schools that started after 2005 eligibility for the stipend program.

6/20/2013

Superintendent Greg Gray said $30 million worth of work is scheduled to be completed this summer. It’s part of an $88.4 million bond issue voters approved last year.

6/20/2013

The Ranch Academy’s Superintendent, Melissa Pardue, needed a customizable observation solution to meet the unique needs of their campuses in Tyler and Canton Texas where teacher support and collaboration are top priorities.

6/20/2013

In a last-minute set of changes to the state budget, Assembly Republican leaders plan to boost school voucher programs, remove a proposed cap on a property tax credit for disabled veterans and allow new rules to keep protesters away from the site of a proposed mine.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013

Schools are using digital signs more widely to convey information to students, faculty, and visitors. From emergency alerts and interactive event schedules to serving as backdrops for marching bands, digital signs are making communication more attractive and efficient.

6/19/2013

Now that students have the answer to everything they could ever want to know in the palm of their hands, at the swipe of the finger, or at the click of a mouse, "what" they know is becoming less important every day. Today, it's more important to teach students how to effectively use the technology and resources at hand to solve real-world problems.

6/19/2013

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is joining bookstores and libraries in more than 50 locations around the country for the first annual Bedtime Math National Pajama Party Week, aimed at making math fun, exciting and relevant for children three to eight-years-old.

6/19/2013

Parents in the Polk County (Fla.) district received a letter stating a pilot program would track bus riders using each child’s iris. Parents could opt out, but by the time they learned about the program, the company charged with gathering the information had already captured images of about 750 children’s eyes.

6/19/2013

Open content, electronic textbooks, personalized learning, cloud technology, and learning analytics are emerging technologies that K12 administrators will integrate into schools over the next few years, according to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report on tech trends.

6/19/2013

In reviewing student survey data conducted along with National Assessment of Educational Progress exams, the nonprofit Center for American Progress found that middle school math students used computers for basic drills and practice rather than to develop sophisticated skills, and that no state was collecting data to evaluate whether technology investments were improving student achievement.

6/19/2013

With rapid, relentless and continuous advancement in technology, the requirements of students and teachers are also undergoing a tremendous change. The report "Education Technology and Smart Classroom Market: Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018)," defines and segments the global ed tech market.

6/19/2013

Every morning at Rocketship Mosaic Elementary in San Jose, Calif., starts the same way—students and staff gather on the playground outside the building for a ritual known as “launch.”

6/19/2013

High school students in the Chesapeake, Va. school district will be able to bring their personal digital devices to class in September under a policy recently changed by the school board.

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