K12 Headlines

3/13/2014

3/13/2014

New Jersey voters in 11 of 13 school districts with bond referendums this week approved $116.1 million of construction. The largest project, out of a total of $180 million proposed, failed. Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District rejected $37 million in renovations to three schools.

3/13/2014

The construction of 1500 solar arrays at three of Willows Unified School District's campuses was completed with little disruption to the schools. Officials hope the solar project will save the district an average of $300,000 a year on utility costs over the 25-to-30-year life of the panels.

3/13/2014

Parents may soon be able to freely pick their child’s public school for the next school year, regardless of neighborhood or school feeder pattern, thanks to a new proposal to open enrollment for all of Duval’s 117,000 public school students.

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals named three winners of its annual Digital Principals Award. The award program, which launched in 2011, recognizes principals’ successes in using technology to improve instruction, communication and student engagement.

3/12/2014

Courtesy of an $800,000 Department of Defense grant, two Lemoore Naval Air Station elementary schools have been able to build ‘Healthy Fitness’ indoor workout facilities with high-tech gaming systems designed to motivate and get kids moving.

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Snow days are melting away as schools increasingly take advantage of online curriculum to keep students learning virtually during weather closures.

3/12/2014

In this NPR special series, Women in Tech, women trailblazers speak about the advancements they're making in the tech world and share how they're mentoring young women and girls in computer science, and trying to get more girls interested in tech early on.

3/12/2014

Senators approved taking possibly hundreds of millions of dollars that were targeted to help equalize funding for schools around the state over the next four years, and earmarked it instead for a drive to put more technology in schools.

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It is not whether technology should aid teaching and learning, it is how and under what circumstances it should be integrated as part of a larger instructional plan.

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Increasing STEM interest, abilities and achievement in our students and throughout our education system is not just a parochial interest, it is in our national interest. STEM professions are some of the few very bright spots on the horizon of our economy.

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North Dakota can invest some of the state’s recent good fortune in showing that small school districts with technology can provide quality education comparable to the education offered in large, wealthy school districts. The state could serve as an exemplar for rural areas throughout the nation.

3/12/2014

Amplify announced a collaboration with Intel Education to offer a more ruggedized tablet built for K12 education. Available for the 2014-2015 school year, the new device is part of the Amplify Tablet System, which also includes instructional software, K12 content and implementation support.

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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.

3/12/2014

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.

3/12/2014

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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