K12 Headlines

10/30/2014

10/30/2014

Two Gallup polls released this week found school teachers divided on Common Core. And support for the academic standards has slipped among parents, particularly Republicans.

10/30/2014

There's a new education controversy brewing in North Carolina that has nothing to do with teacher pay, budgets or class sizes. It's much more basic and personal: grades.

10/29/2014

10/29/2014

March 21-23, 2015
Houston, Texas

10/29/2014

December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

10/29/2014

Pinellas County will be among 10 districts nationwide receiving a college-ready learning grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The county is establishing five school-within-a-school programs and transforming an intermediate school into an “incubator school” with new technologies and personalized learning.

10/29/2014

New features and upgrades were included in the newest version of Weckey Inc.'s smart guestbook app and visitor management system. The iPad app's new features include analytics, a custom theme builder and signable attachments.

10/29/2014

November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

10/29/2014

BoomWriter Media is partnering with Highlander Institute on a statewide offering of BoomWriter’s Technology Heroes Program to all Rhode Island educators. Through the interactive group-writing platform, students collaborate with their classmates on creative writing projects that are then turned into published books.

10/29/2014

The intergovernmental Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, which gets its money from cable companies, will pay $19 million over the next decade for the Multnomah County schools' computers, Internet connections, teacher training and other resources as part of its new TechSmart Initiative for Student Success.

10/29/2014

Schools and districts navigating the path to technology integration will have a comprehensive roadmap to guide their journeys with ISTE’s Lead & Transform Movement. The initiative provides educators with a free diagnostic tool and resources to guide them through the system-wide transition to technology-rich and standards-ready learning environments.

10/29/2014

For years, vocational high schools have been seen as a lesser form of schooling – tracking some kids off to work while others were encouraged to go on to college and pursue higher income professions. But things are changing. Vocational high schools are focusing much more on preparing students for higher education.

10/29/2014

The move toward personalized learning and the ability to deliver resources via the cloud are transforming the way districts purchase digital content for math, reading and other parts of the curriculum. As this landscape changes, district also are spending more on digital resources.

10/29/2014

Many districts are charging up their K12 STEM courses with the use of robotics. The clear benefits of robotics are mastering technology and increased student engagement and collaboration.

10/29/2014

The Washington district is looking further into potentially providing sound enhancement systems for all classrooms in its nearly 40 schools. The Lightspeed REDCAT system currently being used by some schools distributes sound evenly throughout the room.

10/29/2014

The state's intention to have voters approve $2 billion in spending for school technology is not a terrible idea, but the prep work has been abysmal. Voters should reject this idea and force the state to come back with a better, more tangible plan.

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