K12 Headlines

11/20/2013

11/20/2013

The hacked iPad fiasco in Los Angeles USD, as well as problems with technology in other districts nationwide, is causing the Miami-Dade school district to stall its massive rollout of digital devices. Tens of thousands of high school freshman and seventh graders were slated to get new hardware this fall, but after months of planning, sales pitches and dry runs, the first phase of the $63 million project has been pushed back.

11/20/2013

Scottsdale-based Trapp Tech, an all-in-one managed services provider and IT professional services company, is offering IT services to public and private K12 districts and schools. Trapp Tech will provide on-demand professional services, managed IT services, application hosting, and blended bandwidth internet, as well as IT training and support for teachers and staff.

11/20/2013

Technology and poetry are colliding at Roosevelt Elementary School in Burlingame, Calif. Two third-grade classes have embarked on a new project to spread poetry through QR codes that they will place in the community. When community members pass the codes, they can scan the work with their smartphones and capture the poem.

11/20/2013

Eight Kansas school districts will benefit from a federal grant announced Tuesday to increase access to locally produced foods in school cafeterias.

11/20/2013

President Barack Obama plans to unveil a new $100 million competitive grant program called Youth CareerConnect that will help to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers.

11/20/2013

A new report suggests that students are better off in a larger class taught by an excellent instructor.

11/20/2013

With Bill de Blasio’s incoming administration talking about capping the number of new charter schools, the city's pro-charter era could be ending.

11/20/2013

There are hundreds of new apps coming out every month. But who really has time to go through them all? Rich DeMuro of The Tech Report tries them out and shares his top picks.

11/20/2013

Scores of Highland Park residents and union supporters came out Monday night to the auditorium at Bartle Elementary to protest layoffs of nine staff members at Highland Park's schools, including two top union officials.

11/20/2013

A visit from Napa’s state senator, Lois Wolk, ignited some intense debate at New Technology High School in Napa Valley. Wolk encouraged students to ask questions—no topic was off limits. At first, the questions varied—one student asked about immigration, another asked about women in the Legislature. But what really got students talking was the issue of privacy versus cyberbullying.

11/20/2013

New data from digital content distributor OverDrive shows that more students are using smartphones, tablets, and e-readers in the academic environment, with a 252 percent increase in October school library visits to the lending website from the same time a year ago. Visits per day increased by 244 percent for that same time frame.

11/20/2013

For the first time in the report's nine-year history, two states—Delaware and Arkansas—have met the bar and have all 10 of the Data Quality Campaign's actions to ensure effective data use.

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December 4, 2013

Denver, Colo.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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