K12 Headlines

3/4/2015

3/4/2015

LAUSD must buy more technology; its students would be left woefully behind the college-and-employment curve without it. The current lack of funding for a massive iPad purchase creates a much-needed time-out, though, so that the district can do it right next time.

3/4/2015

STEM fields will present graduates with the most job prospects and highest earnings. However, there is a disconnect between who teaches those subjects, how they are taught and how they are applied in the real world, says Vince Bertram, formerly superintendent of Indiana’s third-largest urban school district, and now president of Project Lead The Way.

3/4/2015

Teachers now are using more digital instructional materials than print materials in the classroom, and publishers have been rapidly shifting their product development activities in the direction of digital to match the shift.

3/4/2015

South Dakota school districts could help fund public technical institutes by earmarking a fraction of the capital-outlay taxes they otherwise spend on their own buildings and programs, under a plan endorsed by the state House of Representatives.

3/4/2015

The concept of holding class online when bad weather strikes is gaining traction nationwide as more school districts provide take-home technology to students in 1-to-1 programs.

3/4/2015

A new suite of assessment tools from Learnosity will leverage MyScript handwriting recognition technology to allow students to write and solve complex equations using handwritten input.

3/4/2015

Florida's new testing regimen encourages fear and cynicism. This week's technological issues only fuel that fire, and they're not the full extent of the problem. It's time for a time-out.

3/4/2015

The longer it takes to pass SB119, which allows school districts to extend construction bonding for 10 years, the greater the chance that some new schools won’t be complete in time for the start of the 2017-18 school year.

3/4/2015

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled key portions of the upper chamber's education agenda, reviving proposals to "unshackle" innovative, successful schools while holding those that are underperforming.

3/4/2015

The Boston School Committee selected LAUSD administrator Tommy Chang as the city’s next superintendent, bringing to an end a nearly 18-month search. Chang has been working with more than 130 low-achieving schools as an instructional superintendent in LAUSD’s Intensive Support and Innovation Center.

3/4/2015

Quick Key Mobile released an Android version of its mobile scanning app. With a user-friendly interface, Quick Key Mobile digitally scans and grades formative assessments.

3/4/2015

Under the terms of the agreement, MetaMetrics' Quantile Framework for Mathematics will now be integrated with Think Through Learning's Think Through Math supplemental math curriculum. This collaboration will impact more than 2.6 million U.S. students who currently use Think Through Math in their classrooms.

3/4/2015

Several Florida school districts have reported issues with computerized testing for the second straight day, despite assurances from state education officials that Florida Standards Assessment problems that arose Monday had been fixed.

3/4/2015

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a nearly $30 billion spending plan that would raise the state income and sales taxes, but use much of that new money to give school districts almost $4 billion for property tax breaks.

3/4/2015

Moultrie Technical College and Southwest Georgia Technical College will be doing more than merging campuses, staffs and administrations this summer. When that happens, the new college will boast some of the highest dual enrollment numbers in Georgia with over 1,000 high school students.

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