K12 Headlines

12/11/2013

12/11/2013

While revolution might start at the Board of Education, City Hall, Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley, the real transformation in education -- the kind that counts -- will always happen inside the classroom. If meaningful, deliberative changes in learning and teaching don't take root there, they can't grow.

12/11/2013

Coding in K-12 schools has gained momentum over the last two years.But as we rush to bring coding to our schools, questions emerge: Do we need ‘coding’ teachers? Who will teach computer programming to our students?

12/11/2013

Just in time for the holidays, Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools — and conservatives are hoping similar measures will gain momentum across America.

12/11/2013

Some 200 advocates marched to the Newark Public Schools offices and to City Hall in a rally organized by Newark Student Union, New Jersey Communities United, and local unions to spotlight the failing policies of Superintendent Cami Anderson and state officials who have control over the district.

12/11/2013

Louisiana school districts are expected to be ready now for state-mandated online testing that begins next year, but an in-house technology assessment shows that the Rapides Parish School District still needs hundreds of thousands of dollars to get there.

12/11/2013

To properly teach students using technology, West Geauga Superintendent Geoffrey Palmer says that teachers must first incorporate technology into their PD. Palmer suggests hiring a technology specialist to achieve that goal.

12/11/2013

A recent study conducted by McGraw-Hill Education found what many students could likely confirm—technology helps students study, but also encourages procrastination. According to the study, more than 50 percent of students felt “better prepared for classes” and had “improved studying efficiency” due to technologies that aided them in their studies.

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Chief Technology Officer Mary Phillips joined the West Contra Costa school district last summer with one of the most important mandates facing schools nationwide: Improve education by bringing students and teachers up to date in learning technology.

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Chicago, Ill.

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To keep the Norton school district moving forward, Superintendent Joseph Baeta says it’s time to hire a director of technology. He has asked the finance committee to consider including the position as it moves forward with next year’s budget.

12/11/2013

Jill Pierce, the McMinn County School System's STEM coordinator and former tech director for Loudon County Schools, has been selected to take part in Microsoft's Expert Educator program, an initiative to recognize educators and schools around the world who are using technology to transform education.

12/11/2013

More than a hundred students, teachers, parents, community members and labor activists rallied Monday at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office, demanding an equitable education funding formula.

12/11/2013

Fifty-six percent of parents say their elementary school kids are getting just one or two days of physical education a week, according to a poll NPR conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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The staff and students of Branciforte Middle School, in Santa Cruz, Calif., recently unveiled a new technology Innovation Center on the former site of a defunct metal shop. The staff feel the Innovation Center could attract and inspire new students, while also inspiring other schools looking to upgrade their own digital offerings.

12/11/2013

A couple hundred parents, students, and teachers braved the frigid night air on Monday to deliver their holiday wish list to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn: stop school closings, end the privatization of neighborhood public schools, and eliminate mayoral control of the school board.

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