K12 Headlines

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

A recent start-up event showcased something not everyone associates with business or technology: education. And all the start-ups presenting were aiming to do something truly innovative: make education beneficial to students and at the same time profitable to investors.

9/25/2013

Two of South Carolina’s poorest school districts have teamed-up with Furman University to offer high school students a new way to master their three R’s. And as they do, Furman educators plan to use the schools as models to turn around the state’s bottom-dwelling public education system, ranked 47th worst in the nation in high school graduations and, according to one national survey, dead last in student performance.

9/25/2013

It’s not every day an entrepreneur gets to sit down and discuss his business plan over lunch with Bill Gates. But that’s exactly what happened to Mick Hewitt, co-founder and CEO of MasteryConnect, an education tech start-up that sees the implementation of Common Core standards as an unparalleled opportunity.

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At LearnLaunchX, Boston's education technology accelerator, entrepreneurs pitched products and business plans to a group of more than 150 investors and education industry leaders. The products and plans were developed at LearnLaunchX's immersive, three-month program designed to grow education and learning companies.

9/25/2013

Central Washington University’s Special Education Technology Center has received a $360,000 grant for the 2013-2014 academic year to support assistive technology in K12 public schools.

9/25/2013

Two-thirds of educators say that a major frustration in searching for instructional materials online is the number of irrelevant results, a 2013 survey found. The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), created by the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons, seeks to solve this problem by providing a framework for describing educational content and products on the web.

9/25/2013

Ninth-graders at Scott’s Branch High School in South Carolina began the challenge of designing a poetry cafe by doing something expected in the business world but not so much in the classroom. They signed a contract obligating team members to complete certain tasks and established the team’s process for agreeing on the project’s details, including decorations for the cafe and what food to serve.

9/25/2013

Preliminary findings of CoSN's nationwide survey about broadband and the E-Rate show that 99 percent of districts will need greater internet bandwidth and connectivity within the next three years, and more than 90 percent of survey respondents think the current E-Rate program is inadequate for their districts' needs.

9/25/2013

Educators who work in low-income schools know that technology could help them understand student needs better and create more engaging learning experiences. But tight budgets make some of the more ambitious schemes, like 1-to-1 computer access, a distant dream. Yet it's precisely the schools with under-served populations that have the most to gain from technology.

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October, 2013

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The fall 2013 schedule of events also includes the world television premiere of the new movie, Contest, on Oct. 6, which centers on the story about a bully and his victim, and an original PSA to play on Cartoon Network throughout the coming year.

9/25/2013

DecisionEd announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the School District of New Berlin, WI to enable data-driven decision making throughout their district with the implementation of the DecisionEd performance management solution. Under the agreement, DecisionEd will implement a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

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October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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November 7, 2013

St. Louis, Mo.

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In a grim reminder that mass shootings have become a fact of life in America, school districts across the USA this fall are opting for more locked doors, more visitor check-ins and more surveillance equipment.

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