K12 Headlines

6/12/2013

6/12/2013

In September, Glacier Hills Elementary School (Eagan, Minn.), a science magnet school, will open a new laboratory that combines science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The "STEAM room" will allow students to create objects using new tools, such as a 3D printer and laser etcher, when exploring scientific concepts.

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In today’s blended learning environment, an increasing number of students and teachers have access to technology that extends the educational process well beyond the classroom walls. As part of this trend, school districts across the U.S. are implementing practices and policies that transform learning environments into one of participatory learning for the purpose of improving student outcomes.

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Last week, President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launched the ConnectED initiative—a call to connect 99 percent of schools across the country to broadband internet within five years. President Obama described fixing that problem as an essential step in the high-quality education that will keep America a leader in an increasingly competitive global economy.

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Results of a new NASSP survey of nearly 750 middle and high school principals demonstrate that the new initiative aligns with students’ needs for improved connectivity.

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June 23-26, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

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With a commitment to developing programs and partnerships that benefit children and bring valuable resources to parents and members, Focus Education makers of ifocus, announced today that the company is now an official National PTA Member Benefits Provider (MBP). ifocus is a unique attention-training system for children ages 6 to 12 that significantly improves attention, focus, and memory through a fun computer game called “Jungle Rangers.”

6/12/2013

The innovative upgrade kit is designed to fit into existing T8/T12 linear fluorescent fixtures – allowing end users to easily upgrade to LED. The new UR Series LED upgrade kit covers both two-feet and four-feet lengths in various lamp configurations.

6/12/2013

K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of technology-powered individualized education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, today announced that it has expanded its course catalog available to school districts for the 2013–2014 school year.

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The demand for technology in education prompted the Pea Ridge district school board (Benton County, Ark.) to create a third position in technology, agreeing to hire another technology specialist.

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Every West Virginia school should practice responding to a gunman's attack at least annually, as part of a plan to guard against violence, the top prosecutor for the state's southern federal court district said Tuesday.

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Located on the Northeast Ohio Medical University campus, the Bio-Med Science Academy, a year-round public high school, is bringing opportunity to rural students who may be interested in pursuing careers in science and medicine.

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It isn’t just parents who should worry about kids who waste their time thumbing video games and text messages instead of doing their homework. America’s position as a world leader is at stake.

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Any educator will tell you that scoring essays on a standardized test is one of the most time-consuming parts of the process. The E-Rater (one type of robo reader) is an automated reader than can supposedly grade thousands of essays in mere seconds. The only problem with this program is that it cannot discriminate truth from fiction.

6/12/2013

After going through 31 votes that each ended in a 4-4 tie, the Greater Lowell (Mass.) Technical High School Committee opted to immediately look for an interim superintendent who could serve for an initial period of three months.

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June 17-20, 2013

Hot Springs, Ark.

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