K12 Headlines

1/22/2015

1/22/2015

Half of the state's kindergartners started this school year lacking basic skills they need to be ready to succeed in school, according to the results of a statewide readiness test. The findings statewide and in local school districts showed that not much has changed since last year's results.

1/22/2015

The South Carolina district's school officials will approach voters for permission to borrow more than $226 million over the next five years to build new facilities – including a new high school and a new middle school – and to renovate existing buildings.

1/21/2015

1/21/2015

The Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support cybersecurity education. The new grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, two national labs, and a K12 school district — Charleston County schools in South Carolina.

1/21/2015

LiteManager 4.6 enables teachers to demonstrate an action to all students by sharing the instructor's desktop on the students' remote computers. The demonstration mode can also be used in distance learning via the Internet.

1/21/2015

Star Tale is a new interactive picture book brand by WiseKids. The first launch includes nine apps for the fairy tale series, which supports seven different languages and customized reading modes.

1/21/2015

Sky Factory’s Digital Cinema Virtual Window, eScape, combines real-time moving images and sound in Full HD in a simpler integrated platform that features an intuitive on-screen menu, easy to order plug and play content, and no longer requires an external playback unit.

1/21/2015

Under a new STEM partnership between Illinois Institute of Technology, Exelon Corporation and Chicago's Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, qualified students will be able to earn college credits at the four-year university. It will be provided at no cost to Von Steuben students beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

1/21/2015

The Glendale USD's board accepted $219,000 in federal money that will support career-technical education programs throughout Glendale’s middle schools and high schools. This year, the funds will support students taking on digital media and engineering with an emphasis on robotics and forensic science.

1/21/2015

Gov. Rick Scott is looking to invest $20 million more dollars on technical education. The Florida governor is proposing that more money be spent on equipment to help better train students for jobs once they graduate.

1/21/2015

Despite push back from Northeastern York School District's former technology staff, the administration is touting gains in student-to-teacher engagement, and improvement in technological support after the district outsourced its technology department to Pittsburgh-based Questeq.

1/21/2015

The new superintendent should expand the number of available advanced learning opportunities for all its students. But increasing the number of advanced work classrooms alone is not enough to address the glaring achievement gap.

1/21/2015

We grant roughly 85,000 H1B visas for immigrants with special skills. Yet we overlook a generation of undocumented students who are deemed foreigners but who grew up here and plan to stay. At a time when science and technology prowess will be critical to this country’s growth, we can’t afford to squander the homegrown brainpower of these students.

1/21/2015

The legislators would be better off coming up with plans to address the conditions that lead to low-scoring schools instead of continuing to put the onus solely on the educators who are trying to overcome them.

1/21/2015

For decades, South Carolina has struggled to provide better education to rural students and address failing schools. Greater collaboration with the state’s burgeoning manufacturing and tech industries could provide a fresh way for students to develop practical skills.

1/21/2015

Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience, data security and mobile learning than on just keeping networks and machines functioning.

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