K12 Headlines

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

For decades, it was one of the iconic images of childhood: the youngster dispatched to school with lunch money squirreled tightly in his or her pocket or backpack. But perhaps for not much longer: As inevitably as slide rules once gave way to calculators, school cafeterias are embracing technological change.

9/25/2013

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project sheds light on three major aspects of how location fits into digital life: for directions, to share a location with friends and family, and see where friends and family are.

9/25/2013

Tim McGrath, president and CEO of education solutions provider PC Connection, Inc. has accepted the partner of the year award from Cisco at its Partner Summit. The award recognizes exemplary organizations that demonstrate best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective region.

9/25/2013

The three winners of this year’s Google Science Fair are Viney Kumar (Australia) in the 13-14 age category, Ann Makosinski in the 15-16 age category, and Grand Prize winner Eric Chen (U.S.) in the age 17-18 category. The first two contestants came up with their own technology.

9/25/2013

Pam Stewart, the interim education commissioner chosen after Tony Bennett’s abrupt resignation in August, has been officially hired as Bennett’s successor. Stewart previously served as the chancellor of public schools.

9/25/2013

Cami Anderson’s contract was renewed by the state several weeks ago but she continues to face a torrent of criticism, including a recent no-confidence vote from the city’s advisory school board and a city council resolution halting all new school changes.

9/25/2013

Portland Public Schools officials are recommending pulling $10 million from its capital bond reserves to expand two of its three high school projects.

9/25/2013

"My friends and I realized we didn’t have to do everything assigned to us in order to succeed in high school."

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Growing concerns over how much state education funding should go to high school online courses are prompting lawmakers to create a range of policies, but no clear consensus has yet emerged.

9/25/2013

Digital parent engagement platforms, in the form of mobile applications or websites, are facilitating dialogues between parents and administrators and giving parents the chance to track their children’s progress without having to schedule a parent-teacher conference.

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November 3-6, 2013

Arlington, Va.

9/25/2013

The Uniontown Area School Board in western Pennsylvania agreed to purchase refurbished computers, projectors, and necessary cabling equipment from the construction fund at an estimated cost of $100,000. School board member William Ritternhouse said it was necessary for the district to buy the equipment because the installation of the new computer system is going much slower than anticipated.

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The Clark County School District, the fifth-largest in the nation, is faced with a student crowding issue at many of its elementary schools, which are estimated to be about 15 percent over capacity this year.

9/25/2013

Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.

9/25/2013

The Flagler County School Board north of Daytona Beach, Fla., unanimously approved changes to the district’s technology policies, which now give students and employees a green light to use social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video-sharing, cloud services, and more.

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