K12 Headlines

5/29/2013

5/29/2013

Don Markese, currently the director of technology at Freehold Regional High School in Englishtown, N.J., was appointed as the new supervisor of technology at the Caldwell-West Caldwell (N.J.) school district. Markese’ one-year contract will begin on July 1 and he will make $110,000.

5/29/2013

It's one thing to say tech geniuses don't need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college. But now we've got David Karp, who doesn't even have a high school diploma. Karp, 26, founded Tumblr, the online blogging forum, and sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.

5/29/2013

Ninety Apple computers are planned for computer/testing labs at two high schools in the Crookston (Minn.) school district. The computers are being purchased thanks to income received through a million-dollar annual tax levy, from which the board is investing as much as $200,000 in technology upgrades.

5/29/2013

Based on interviews and research, the ideas in this white paper build upon lessons learned in analyzing information systems developed by competency education innovators, including best practices of systemic approaches to information management and emerging opportunities.

5/29/2013

This white paper is designed to help teachers design and support technology-rich learning environments. It shows how combining coaching with information on communities of learning can create an effective professional development model and develop the technology skills necessary to improve student learning.

5/29/2013

Seven Lakes High School has one of the most prestigious theatre programs in the Houston, Texas region, while its Performing Arts Center (PAC) plays host to several school and out-of-house productions each year. The school recently purchased a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Performer 3 digital console for its educational theatre performances and technical theatre classes.

5/29/2013

The new resources address nationwide curriculum gaps in digital media and bolster the service’s offerings in math, science, English/language arts, social studies and the arts.

5/29/2013

It’s serious allegation, made by health care professionals: Many schools in the Chicago area are not obeying one Illinois law, and that could be putting some students in jeopardy.

5/29/2013

While the numbers of transgender students are relatively small, increasingly, schools are having to figure out how to accommodate them, some more successfully than others.

5/29/2013

Contract negotiations between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and its teachers union have yet to start, but the campaign to win the hearts and minds of the city’s residents has been in full swing for weeks. For both sides, the stakes could not be higher.

5/29/2013

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, welcomes two new staff members to the association.

5/29/2013

Districts and decision makers recognize the importance of leveraging educational data to make informed decisions that support student academic success. District leaders know that the benefits of gathering educational data are wide ranging—from helping to track student improvement to monitoring specific yearly financial expenditures.

5/29/2013

As the academic year winds down, a record number of Chicago schools are preparing to close their doors for good in the largest mass school closing ever in one U.S. city.

5/29/2013

A former Atlanta schools technology chief has resigned his job with a Dallas school district amid a federal investigation stemming from his time in Atlanta.

5/29/2013

Department of Defense schools will start the next academic year on time, despite employees having to take up to 11 days of unpaid leave through the end of the fiscal year. The furloughs will necessitate, however, five-day shutdowns during the next school term.

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