K12 Headlines

8/14/2013

8/14/2013

The issue of where Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) schools and other public school systems should be going with education technology is a hot topic these days. While the outcome for school systems is hard to predict, there are real-world lessons that Tennessee's school officials and public education funding bodies can learn from.

8/14/2013

An arrest warrant has been issued for Thomas Drago, who was under investigation earlier this year for allegedly spying on his co-workers' computers. The Easton (Pa.) Area School District's former technology director is facing wiretapping charges.

8/14/2013

The Shelton Board of Education is working to enact a BYOD policy for the schools to allow students to use their personal devices for educational purposes. While on campus, only the internet gateway provided by the school would be allowed to be accessed, and both students and a parent or guardian would have to sign an agreement form.

8/14/2013

The National Center for Educational Statistics has released four reports analyzing schools, principals, teachers, and media centers. The data, which cover graduation requirements, school staffing, principal and teacher compensation, and more, comes from the center's 2011-2012 staffing survey.

8/14/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to follow standards—carefully developed by U.S. Supreme Court rulings—for determining a school district’s liability in cases of harassment.

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St. Paul Public Schools is starting modestly on its ambitious plan to overhaul learning through technology. The district will spend the coming year laying the groundwork for the eight-year plan, funded with a $9 million-a-year levy increase taxpayers backed last fall.

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West Virginia lawmakers scored an important victory in passing wide-ranging education reform legislation earlier this year, but leadership in both the Senate and House of Delegates acknowledge the war is far from won.

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A close examination of two medium-sized school districts' standardized testing calendars found that kids are losing out on receiving a full, high-quality education because of pervasive test preparation and testing, according to a report released by the American Federation of Teachers.

8/14/2013

The American Association of School Librarians’ inaugural list of 25 best apps for teaching and learning has five categories: books; STEM; organization and management; social sciences, and content creation.

8/14/2013

K12 education leaders need practical, forward-thinking information that helps guide technology planning decisions, and the recently released NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition can help. The report is a rich resource for educators considering the best way to use new technologies to benefit students.

8/14/2013

The acquisition will further Turning Technologies’ leading market position in the response system industry, providing a greater depth of products and technologies to more market segments.

8/14/2013

Box today unveiled a new ecosystem for collaboration in education, with industry partners across the web, mobile and channel. The company also announced that more than 100 universities and hundreds of K-12 institutions use Box to facilitate better sharing and to create more modern classrooms.

8/14/2013

If you could travel back in time, what career advice would you give yourself? This question was posed to current and former private sector CIOs. They were asked to write letters to their former selves, and this is what they had to say.

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Transforming the culture is key to the success of the technology revolution sweeping through districts today. In this post, blogger Bill Zima discusses culture's role in the framework of leadership that is required to successfully convert to a student-centered, proficiency-based system of learning.

8/14/2013

Enthusiasm for transforming education into a dynamic, personalized experience for kids is fueling innovative ideas and attracting a lot of money. While education leaders call for student access to useful tools and skills, entrepreneurs and investors see a market ripe for penetration.

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