K12 Headlines

3/12/2014

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Paul Lake, a Clovis USD science teacher, teaches physics and works with students in the Energy and Environmental Technology Career Pathway program. In addition, he has been Buchanan's robotics team adviser for 10 years, helping students build large robots for regional and international competitions.

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The 21st Century Education Initiative would overhaul the current diploma standard within the Board of Regents and the Department of Education. Two bills have been proposed to create a new specialized career and technical diploma, which will train students to fill manufacturing and high-tech jobs in New York.

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A proposed bill would allow home school and private school students to access public high schools’ career technical programs and extracurricular activities. Allowing non-traditional students into career tech programs will cost the local schools about $144 per student.

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World’s Worst Pet, an i-Ready iPad reading app, has been named a 2014 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award winner in the Mobile Apps category by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. The Curriculum Associates app helps children in grades 4–8 build Tier Two vocabulary through a game-based learning environment.

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As part of its Smart Education Networks by Design initiative, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released the first phase of guidelines for K12 CTOs and district leaders on the current and future digital K12 landscape. The guidelines cover best practices and offer solutions to design, implement and manage networks.

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Follett Corporation announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif., education software company that provides a system for authoring, performing and rating student and teacher work that automates the scoring based on evidence found within the work products.

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The Senate Education Committee questioned the constitutionality of a bill that would fund student equipment and technology service purchases for correspondence schools and home schooling. It calls for an increase from an 80 percent base student allocation to 100 percent.

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English-language curriculums built entirely on a digital platform are about to enter the market, with promises that they will change the nature of classroom learning. While some teachers are reluctant to commit to a curriculum from just one provider, some observers also question whether digital tools would enhance literacy more than superficially.

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March 15-17, 2014

Los Angeles, Calif.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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The Engineering Technology Opportunity Exposition, held at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, has named the winning high school competitors. Digital electronics students constructed working digital stopwatches using the campus' computer and electronic facilities.

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The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. Ann Flynn, director of education technology, said the common characteristics across honorees include their willingness to take risks, share learnings with colleagues and inspire others to believe that they, too, can effectively use technology.

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