K12 Headlines

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

As students enter their last month of summer break, early reporting on participation in the city’s summer meals programs indicates a dramatic increase from 2012.

7/31/2013

It is time to take into account what we have learned from No Child Left Behind in the past decade and improve the federal accountability and school improvement system, rather than end it.

7/31/2013

With the many professional educational technology resources available to the K12 community today, it’s imperative that we transition from episodic and ineffective models to an interactive environment that is digitally-based and connected 24/7.

7/31/2013

District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city's standardized tests.

7/31/2013

CoSN applauds the FCC for kick-starting President Obama’s education initiative to expand E-Rate and modernize classrooms.

7/31/2013

Schools are not getting a big enough bang for their education technology buck. A new report says that while computers and internet access are common in the classroom, students are often using this technology for simple foundational exercises, rather than higher-order data analysis or statistics work that will help prepare them for the modern workforce.

7/31/2013

School districts are trying to craft social media policies that prevent misuse, but don't interfere with free speech or educational benefits as the reach of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and texting continues to expand.

7/31/2013

The Cobb County (Marietta, Ga.) board has decided to purchase $2.9 million worth of electronic math textbooks for its middle and high school students. It’s a scaled-down version of the $7.5 million proposal 100 teachers endorsed that would have provided printed math textbooks, workbooks, and online resources to each of the district’s 108,000 students.

7/31/2013

October 2013

Virtual

7/31/2013

Based on responses from more than 450 district technology and media leaders, the 100+ page report focuses on which types of apps educators see as most beneficial, the price educators are willing to pay for apps, challenges faced when implementing mobile technologies, and the current level of adoption of mobile devices, as well as predictions for the future. In addition, the report includes some responses specifically about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models.

7/31/2013

Through the new relationship, Parchment’s Receive service will be the preferred transcript solution for clients using RuffaloCODY’s application generation and management service. The service is designed to help institutions cultivate more “actionable” applications from the right students.

7/31/2013

As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to announce a proposal to revise the E-Rate program and provide more opportunities for schools, libraries and other learning environments to secure essential broadband access for the country's students, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today announced a series of webinars focused on empowering education leaders to advocate more effectively for much needed updates to the program.

7/31/2013

The partnership will allow MOREnet members to use an affordable archiving solution that includes enough flexibility and customer support to integrate successfully with their various email solutions.

7/31/2013

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has appointed Susan Race as the association’s director of professional development.

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