K12 Headlines

4/3/2014

4/3/2014

Paola voters approved Paola USD 368’s proposed $17 million school bond. Bond plans will include safety and security improvements at all of the schools, tornado shelters at all district facilities, renovations to the middle school and various other projects.

4/3/2014

A $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds an array of community, school and park projects has cleared the Ohio Legislature. The proposal directs $675 million toward primary and secondary schools.

4/3/2014

Parkview School District voters approved general obligation bonds in the amount of $17 million to renovate two schools. The construction referendum passed by only 26 votes.

4/3/2014

Casio America introduced its first LampFree Ultra Short Throw projector. With brightness up to 3100 lumens and an ultra short throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio’s new XJ-UT310WN is primarily designed for the education market with application tools that integrate with mobile technologies in the classroom.

4/2/2014

4/2/2014

There’s something about technology, social media and the relaxed boundaries they seem to encourage that are contributing to what some observers perceive as a growing problem of inappropriate teacher-student contact

4/2/2014

The Chambersburg Area School District chose Nevin Greesey as its new supervisor of data collection and integration. He will be responsible for overseeing data gathering and input to fulfill mandates from the state Department of Education.

4/2/2014

Close to 100 venture-backed education-focused startups raised over $500 million in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years, according to CrunchBase data.

4/2/2014

Big Spring School District in Pennsylvania has selected Follett’s Aspen student information system for its student data collection, reporting and management. The Aspen platform connects student information to classroom curricular, educational and communication tools.

4/2/2014

Only 16 percent of U.S. high school seniors are considered proficient in mathematics and are also interested in a STEM career. American businesses can no longer accept the status quo. We have an obligation to foster a passion for STEM education right here in our country.

4/2/2014

Women make up about half of the workforce in America, but they only represent 24 percent of the workforce in STEM fields. The Million Women Mentor program is working to create a sustainable pipeline of women by mobilizing and engaging one million men and women to serve as STEM mentors by 2018.

4/2/2014

The Green Bay School District plans to spend nearly $2.5 million on 5,000 Chromebook computers for students in sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th grades to use in math and language arts classes. It will also replace older equipment in some elementary schools.

4/2/2014

When creating a blended learning program, the most appropriate infrastructure for the school's needs is key to ensure a smooth rollout. A strong infrastructure needs to have the right mix of bandwidth, management and filters.

4/2/2014

The annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association showcases school boards and districts making exemplary use of technology to govern, improve district operations, and communicate with students, parents and the community.

4/2/2014

For the last six years, the buzz about educational technology has grown deafening. Schools are scrambling to figure out just how a new generation of technology—software and devices both in the marketplace and still to be developed—might better educate kids. We need to make sure hype doesn’t overtake good judgment.

4/2/2014

For 35 years, thousands of the state's promising high school students attended the eight Governor’s Schools of Excellence. Slowly, the schools are making a comeback after falling victim to budget cuts in 2009. That is a hopeful sign, but there is a long way to go.

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