K12 Headlines

9/3/2014

9/3/2014

Ending what some thought to be a futile fight to keep digital devices out of the classroom, schools around Denver are experimenting with ways to embrace personal technology. Administrators are working to design the best implementations while making sure that financial differences don't create equity gaps and that Wi-Fi networks can support the large volume of devices.

9/3/2014

The student privacy debate is highly political. Big data collections can be very useful for determining patterns and changing programs. But schools also need to be extremely careful in what they collect, the companies they share it with, and what happens to the data later. And they need to do a better job of informing parents.

9/3/2014

As more school systems embrace online education, questions of who pays for the technology keep cropping up. For some systems, obtaining the technology to advance their students' skills means adjusting their school budget priorities. The ultimate solution, however, may be for foundations, donors, or tech companies to step in and cover the cost of tablets for every student.

9/3/2014

Shelby County Schools cut the ribbon on Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, a first-of-its-kind public school that is partnering with Christian Brothers University. Although the county already has STEM schools, this is the first to factor the arts into science, technology, engineering and math.

9/3/2014

Since South Carolina's first three online schools launched in 2008 with 2,175 students, the online student population has grown fourfold. But the fact that some students don't do well in the less structured environment has hurt the overall academic standing of the six virtual charter schools, with none achieving a grade higher than C.

9/3/2014

Foxboro Public Schools named Aaron Hyre as its new information technology director. His mission for the upcoming year will be to design a joint town-school data center, finish wireless service installations and upgrade content filtering and firewalls.

9/3/2014

The Aiken County Career and Technology Center appointed Will Hudson, a former North Augusta High School assistant principal, as the center's new director. He will work with instructors from a range of programs, including electricity, machine tools, CADD, health science and automotive technology.

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The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology. And it's not just nonprofits like Khan Academy and for-profit online schools like University of Phoenix that are making it happen.

9/3/2014

Three local school boards collaborated to discover best practices in technology and teaching Common Core. Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota school board members discussed the best ways to use tablets and laptops, and how to better educate parents about new technology.

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September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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District CIOs looking to save money on computers are increasingly turning to refurbished technology. Buying preowned equipment puts more devices in the hands of students and keeps old machines out of landfills.

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