K12 Headlines

7/8/2013

7/8/2013

The Cleveland school district's improvement plan for 13 schools this upcoming school year will bring major changes for some and smaller, but substantial, ones for others. Teachers will receive special training at all 13 schools, some of which will get new principals and see significant staff changes.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

Richard Byrne discusses social media strategies for leaders of schools and organizations. Learn what happens when someone Googles your organization. Find out how Google Alerts can keep you informed about what is being said about your district.

7/3/2013

The New Media Consortium opened enrollment for its free, online mini-course, “Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching,” which will take place on Facebook. The NMC is the first known education organization to offer a course that takes place exclusively on a Facebook community page.

7/3/2013

Julie Wilson, founder and executive director of the Institute for the Future of Learning, writes in the Partnership for 21st Century Skills blog about engaging students in real-world, project-based learning.

7/3/2013

Minneapolis Public School District

Minneapolis, Minn,

7/3/2013

A central office committee chose Patricia Mann, an instructor at A.I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford, Conn. out of 16 state finalists who were the respective teachers of the year at technical high schools across the state.

7/3/2013

This quiz, by Lisa Nielsen, author of The Innovative Educator blog, will help you take a close look at how your students and teachers are communicating, connecting, interacting, and engaging today, so you can think about where you want to go in the future.


7/3/2013

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

7/3/2013

Since moving from his White House CIO job to CIO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Brook Colangelo said he is facing a whole new set of challenges. "I wouldn't even say they are challenges; they're opportunities for disruption," Colangelo said in an interview. "The White House situation was more of a turnaround, but this is an opportunity to disrupt a market."

7/3/2013

Almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries’ computer and internet connections; however, they are also still closely bound to print, as three-quarters (75 percent) of younger Americans say they have read at least one book in print in the past year, compared with 64 percent of adults ages 30 and older.

7/3/2013

October 29-November 2, 2013

Anaheim, Calif.

7/3/2013

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

7/3/2013

The new Edgewood Elementary School (Charleston, W.Va.), which will implement a "blended learning" style, has hired Pam Gould as principal. Gould will oversee a staff unfamiliar with the new curriculum, while at the same time consolidating two low-performing schools: Watts and Robins.

7/3/2013

In a small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a computer running software called Reading Eggs. The director of North Kenwood-Oakland school says this sort of teaching, blending software with human intervention, helps her pupils learn faster.

7/3/2013

A series of nationwide executive leadership summits have been held to foster discussion about the future of online and blended learning. The events highlighted solutions being implemented to meet a range of district needs, including courses that meet the upcoming Common Core standards.

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