K12 Headlines

11/12/2014

11/12/2014

Henry County Public Schools is exploring the possibility of developing an information technology academy at one of its high schools by 2015-2016. The district is in discussions to work with Patrick Henry Community College and possibly New College Institute in the program.

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From the building design to equipment to programming, Greensboro's new Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School is customized for a STEAM focus. It's also one of the few schools in the country built in a business park and research campus, with the nearby Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research even having an office in the middle school.

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Stockton USD, East Side Union High School District and Pacific Grove USD passed Ed-Tech Bonds. East Side intends to issue six bonds, phased in every three years, from 2015 to 2033. The first bond would be $16.2 million, growing to $21.8 million for the final bond.

11/12/2014

Twitter has become the new education conference—and it’s in session all day, every day of the year, some educators now say. Principals, teachers, tech experts and other educators have created dozens of robust, professional learning networks—also called Twitter chats—to connect with each other and share solutions to common challenges.

11/12/2014

Somewhere in the election year skirmishes over the Idaho Education Network, something is getting lost. What we've forgotten is that Idaho took an important step six years ago, and Idaho students are reaping the benefits today. Now is not the time to go backward legislatively when it comes to technology in schools.

11/12/2014

States are ramping up student data privacy laws, with lawmakers in the 2014 legislative cycle passing 30 of 120 proposed bills aimed at protecting personal information. The most comprehensive law, passed in California, prohibits educational sites, apps and cloud services from selling or disclosing students’ personal information.

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November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

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December 4-6, 2014
Long Beach, Calif.

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Two education groups and parents in Baltimore have new concerns about how city and state leaders are planning to repair and build new schools. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union are lobbying for matching state dollars to make repairs at more than 100 schools.

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February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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An attorney representing the Leon County School Board in a federal investigation into the district's construction practices said no evidence has been found that contracts were given to vendors based on political contributions or favors. However, the district did not properly document how and why contracts were awarded.

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In New York, the out-of-sight, out-of-mind ban of cellphones is enforced predominantly at schools with metal detectors—the same schools that could benefit the most from technology-friendly policies.

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March 12-15, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

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Nearly 100 people, including elected officials and regional law enforcement officers, gathered to observe a simulated school shooting in a Methuen grammar school and see what "active shooter" technology could do to help police catch a gunman.

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School nurses could diagnose remotely with a new telemedicine service planned for the Sioux Falls School District. Partnering with Avera Health, the program would connect sick students with licensed nurses by internet video.

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