K12 Headlines

8/21/2014

8/21/2014

A state commission charged with recommending a school funding formula heard testimony this week about the history and complexity of paying for public education in the state. The vast majority of Pennsylvania school business officials, board members and superintendents responding to a survey by state education associations said predictability is very important in a funding formula.

8/21/2014

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. has debuted the Learning Friends brand, a new collection of friendly characters for children ages 2-5 years old. Featuring 11 animal school friends, the characters help children prepare for their first days of school through pretend play and fun dialogue.

8/21/2014

Starting with this fall’s high school freshman class, public school students in New Jersey will be required to learn CPR and how to use defibrillators in order to graduate.

8/20/2014

8/20/2014

The Loveland City School District in Ohio announced the addition of David Knapp to its administrative team as the new technology director. He most recently served as a technology instructional coach with the Hamilton City School District.

8/20/2014

It is an entrepreneur's duty to help foster an interest in technology in women and other underrepresented groups at an early age by actively engaging with local community groups, schools, educational institutions and established organizations, such as Girls Who Code or Black Girls Code.

8/20/2014

Cabarrus County Schools in North Carolina has partnered with Knovation. Starting this fall, more than 30,000 students will have access to Knovation’s digital content for science, math and English language classes. The district is also working with Knovation’s Curriculum Service team to align digital resources to the curriculum for core subject areas and grade levels.

8/20/2014

The companies who offer the most capable, cost-efficient education-tailored hardware and software are likely to see the classrooms and students of the future adopting their devices. Some of the most visible companies offering educational tools and hardware are Google, which recently released its newest tool, Classroom, Apple with more than 75,000 education apps and Facebook, which is piloting a program to provide free WiFi access to students’ homes.

8/20/2014

New gadgets and mobile apps introduced in the past few years are making reading, writing and math more accessible to students with learning disabilities. Text-to-speech apps like Voice Dream Reader, Read2Go and Notability; speech-to-text computer programs like Dragon Naturally Speaking; and smart pens like Echo have changed the way students comprehend lessons in areas they normally struggle.

8/20/2014

Duval County schools are embarking on a three-year plan to invest $58 million in technology. Every classroom in the county's 160 schools will have a dedicated source to access the internet while all teachers will be getting new laptops. All middle schools will be getting interactive technology with portable touch-screen monitors.

8/20/2014

The city of Ammon, in conjunction with District 93, law enforcement and a Virginia-based tech company, are testing out a system they say will alert them to gunmen on school campuses. The Shotpoint acoustic shot detection system uses a series of sensors mounted on ceilings throughout the school. Each sensor is equipped with four microphones, which can detect the sound of gunshots.

8/20/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

8/20/2014

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

8/20/2014

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

8/20/2014

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

8/20/2014

October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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