K12 Headlines

7/23/2013

7/23/2013

U.S. Federal Communications Commission moves to revamp a subsidy program aimed at bringing faster Internet to schools and libraries, after President Barack Obama's plea for a swifter transition to the digital era.

7/23/2013

Seven Chicago Public Schools that seemed doomed to go away in a record round of school closings won a last-minute reprieve in May that felt, said parents. But now an uncertainty has set in about what the upcoming school year could look like, given budget cuts at some of those schools.

7/23/2013

This easy-to-use online tool will be a helpful resource to teachers as they incorporate the Common Core into their lesson planning for the first time.

7/22/2013

7/22/2013

In an era of tight budgets, Minnesota has retreated from more intensive adolescent mental health treatment options, at times leaving schools as a setting of last resort for students with problems ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder.

7/22/2013

SPEDinsight offers special education program managers secure access to detailed student profiles showing detailed session logs, graphs showing progress against specific goals, therapy time balances, and therapist information.

7/22/2013

Alongside LearnPad’s recent major school district adoptions in Texas, Washington and Ohio, Educational Resources® now announces the inclusion of an “Instructional Standards” feature included as part of its award-winning LearnPad education tablet solution. The “Instructional Standards” tab includes the current Common Core frameworks as a simple way to effortlessly align and auto-associate lessons to a district’s chosen standards of instruction.

7/22/2013

Portage Township District officials are revising policies to deal with changes in technology, such as allowing the use of electronic devices, including cellphones and tablets, within the classrooms for educational purposes.

7/22/2013

Once they pass the assessment, administrators will use the Teachscape Reflect evaluation and observation system to conduct and manage evaluations electronically. Teachscape Reflect enables teachers and observers to engage in constructive, focused dialogue about teaching practice and to collaborate on plans for improvement.

7/22/2013

Aspire already used SchoolReach at 10 of its 11 Los Angeles area schools. They recently signed on to use SchoolReach at all 12 of their San Francisco Bay Area schools.

7/22/2013

O’Connell’s tentative plan is to be at both schools for part of each day, he said, alternating where he will start the day.

7/22/2013

Rosenbach recently was named principal of William A. Hough High School, becoming, at 36, the youngest high school principal in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system.

7/22/2013

A national survey in 2011 found that the predominant method of assessment, by far, is the administration of IQ tests and standardized academic tests.

7/22/2013

Two decades after the Education Reform Act of 1993 set the ambitious, but so far elusive, goal of raising all students to academic proficiency, there is growing momentum behind a fundamental rethinking of urban education that some believe could provide the foundation to actually reach that goal.

7/22/2013

The arts-in-education movement began in the early 1980s when the Getty Art Education Institute in California developed teacher training to incorporate the visual art in teaching language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. This method was known as Discipline Based Arts Education (DBAE). The name has changed over the years, but the concepts remain the same.

7/22/2013

According to the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, 81 percent of respondents had adopted or planned to adopt an iPad, up from 73.5 percent in 2012, while 31 percent had adopted or planned to adopt a Chromebook, up from 14 percent in 2012.

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