K12 Headlines

8/13/2014

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September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

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Today, the money to buy computers, cables and servers — and obey Florida's law — must come from somewhere. It's one reason Brevard Public Schools has asked voters to raise the sales tax to cover the $25.36 million cost of technology projects that would be paid for by the tax over six years.

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Three months before a public vote on whether the state can borrow $2 billion for school technology, most observers expect little opposition. The state budget included how much each district would get if the measure passes, based on state aid formulas.

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Dig-It! Games introduced Maya Quiz, a new app for the iPad that offers historically accurate information about Mayan archaeology, history and culture.

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The Instituto Crescer launched a free online assessment that permits school managers and their workgroups to perform a self-evaluation on pedagogical and managerial school practices to analyze how innovative they are.

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Kickboard instructional management solution’s new Early Warning Indicator System gives educators the ability to intervene early by tracking how many, and which, students are off track for end-of-year promotion or future academic success.

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Rural schools that don’t have the ability to build or maintain a wireless network may have another option that gives students internet access in class and at home: LTE networks. LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a wireless technology that offers fast data download and upload speeds for cell phones and tablets.

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A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading engagement and comprehension.

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The Troy School District appointed Kristie Young as its new director of technology. Young comes to Troy with a combined nine years of experience as a director of technology within Fraser Public Schools and Lake Shore Public Schools.

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Putting alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms in the hopes of reducing school absences due to illness may not be worth the expense in high-income countries where clean water for washing hands is readily available, a study says. It finds that adding the sanitizers to school-age kids' usual hand hygiene routine — washing with soap and water — did not reduce illness-related absences.

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As blended learning continues to grow, one of the challenges education leaders are facing is the fact that knowledge of the concept spreads faster than expertise on how to foster and support it.

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The physical books on shelves occupy a shrinking portion of library budgets. The digital-only library is far from a utopian information commons, where the voices weighing in on every conceivable topic may be heard. Rather, that utopian commons is the traditional, albeit well-resourced, library with several generations worth of collection expertise and strong bargaining power against the electronic vendors.

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More than 650,000 Los Angeles Unified students went back to school, supported by the largest funding boost in seven years for nearly 1,600 new teachers, counselors, nurses, library aides and principals.

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Officials are preparing to spend more than $7 million on new career-education classes to benefit about 1,000 students in the first year. Denver Public Schools will be introducing and expanding STEM classes to include manufacturing, pre-engineering, health biotechnology and game-design coding.

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