K12 Headlines

8/14/2013

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West Virginia lawmakers scored an important victory in passing wide-ranging education reform legislation earlier this year, but leadership in both the Senate and House of Delegates acknowledge the war is far from won.

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A close examination of two medium-sized school districts' standardized testing calendars found that kids are losing out on receiving a full, high-quality education because of pervasive test preparation and testing, according to a report released by the American Federation of Teachers.

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The American Association of School Librarians’ inaugural list of 25 best apps for teaching and learning has five categories: books; STEM; organization and management; social sciences, and content creation.

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K12 education leaders need practical, forward-thinking information that helps guide technology planning decisions, and the recently released NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition can help. The report is a rich resource for educators considering the best way to use new technologies to benefit students.

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The acquisition will further Turning Technologies’ leading market position in the response system industry, providing a greater depth of products and technologies to more market segments.

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Box today unveiled a new ecosystem for collaboration in education, with industry partners across the web, mobile and channel. The company also announced that more than 100 universities and hundreds of K-12 institutions use Box to facilitate better sharing and to create more modern classrooms.

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If you could travel back in time, what career advice would you give yourself? This question was posed to current and former private sector CIOs. They were asked to write letters to their former selves, and this is what they had to say.

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Transforming the culture is key to the success of the technology revolution sweeping through districts today. In this post, blogger Bill Zima discusses culture's role in the framework of leadership that is required to successfully convert to a student-centered, proficiency-based system of learning.

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Enthusiasm for transforming education into a dynamic, personalized experience for kids is fueling innovative ideas and attracting a lot of money. While education leaders call for student access to useful tools and skills, entrepreneurs and investors see a market ripe for penetration.

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In my previous life as a high school English teacher, I often felt disconnected from everyone making the decisions that affected how I did my job. But crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment.

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Greenwich (Conn.) Public Schools has hired Philip Dunn as CIO. Dunn is the former CIO of Stamford (Conn.) Public Schools.

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Edmodo’s new version offers a simplified user interface and cross-device consistency, making daily teaching activities easier. The new design makes it easy for teachers to safely use the social networking tool in the classroom, exciting learners daily with dynamic new content across class subjects.

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October 2013

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October 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, Pa.

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