K12 Headlines

1/23/2014

1/23/2014

Education resources that cost money including class-size reduction or higher teacher salaries — are linked positively with student outcomes. Things costing money benefit students, and there's little convincing evidence to suggest there are more cost-effective alternatives.

1/22/2014

1/22/2014

The new network is enabling ORCSD to securely support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and to connect the district-owned mobile devices already deployed in its classrooms, expanding student access to online educational materials and resources.

1/22/2014

Take Stock in Children is a statewide non-profit organization with a 19-year history of providing scholarships, mentors and hope for deserving, needs-based youth to help break the cycle of poverty.

1/22/2014

February 13-17, 2014

Chicago, Illinois

1/22/2014

Before purchasing tablets or creating BYOD policies, district leaders need to ensure that outdated school networks can handle the heavy lifting required to provide digital content for all students.

1/22/2014

Students from around the world have been traveling virtually to the White House, the Antarctic and the International Space Station thanks to a Google+ program that helps classrooms confined by budget cuts explore the world outside of school.

1/22/2014

Implementing technology upgrades required for Common Core assessments can be more opportunity than burden for districts seeking the most academic achievement from their IT spending.

1/22/2014

This new BetterLesson product was built entirely for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and features the lessons of 130+ Master Teachers (MTs), who represent every K-12 grade level for math and English Language Arts & Literacy.

1/22/2014

ASA, The School Superintendents Association, announced last week the 2013 recipients of the Helping Kids Program, a series of “mini-grants” designated to provide for immediate needs of children and their families.

1/22/2014

Once a mother who dropped her son off at his public elementary school, I've now become the art teacher and started a book club to compensate for cuts in vital programs due to lack of funding. Meanwhile, the rote memorization and repetition of our agrarian education system can no longer compete with the infinite, interactive iPad. The opportunities for innovation and disruption in the education vertical are seemingly endless.

1/22/2014

The Hillsborough school district's aggressive technology plan has introduced many parents to some of the benefits—and challenges—of new technology in schools. But an upcoming event featuring a talk by Google's “global education evangelist," Jaime Casap, may help clear up the direction technology will be taking.

1/22/2014

Felecia Hatcher is on a mission. She wants to bridge the tech education gap in Florida's schools and give underserved students the chance to become web-based entrepreneurs. She started the Code Fever program last year to reach that goal.

1/22/2014

From now through April 11, 2014, educators are encouraged to participate in the ASCD Forum online via the ASCD EDge® social networking community and in-person at the 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show.

1/22/2014

The Monroe school district isn’t providing enough technology to adequately prepare kids for the world they will inherit, administrators believe. So next month, they will ask for two levies. One will be the usual “Learning Levy,” which expires at the end of the year, and the other will be a levy to pay for technology upgrades for Monroe classrooms.

1/22/2014

The 100-year-old Webster Groves High School, part of the Webster Groves School District in a St. Louis, Mo. suburb, is an important civic landmark. However, its antiquated infrastructure and classrooms ill-equipped for educational media were preventing administrators from fully implementing 21st-century learning models, including blended learning.

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