K12 Headlines

2/4/2014

2/4/2014

With the Chicago area hit with one of the snowiest and coldest winters on record, prompting multiple days of school closures, many teachers and students improvised classes on the nonattendance days, uploading digital lessons and holding virtual classroom discussions.

2/4/2014

A former state school board member, Tami Pyfer's is serving as a liaison between parents, educators, lawmakers and the governor's office on issues related to education — the state's largest tax expenditure.

2/4/2014

Wake County school leaders hope to get state permission for an alternative to the plan to make all the district’s third-grade students take 36 mini-tests in the coming months, after facing questions on whether the approach amounts to excessive testing.

2/4/2014

The new solution reduces disruption, cost and network downtime. As a result, businesses, hosted service providers and value-added resellers can quickly and easily provide enhanced VoIP applications like unified communications and Wi-Fi.

2/4/2014

Citing financial pressures posed by the recent influx of new charters, the city school board has requested only two types of charter proposals: new elementary charter schools to ease overcrowded schools in part of the district or groups willing to take over chronically poor-performing schools.

2/4/2014

At least one good thing came from recent school closings due to subzero weather in January: Green Bay school officials learned elementary school kids love kiwi.

2/4/2014

Andrew Ko is a general manager in Microsoft Corporation’s U.S. Partners In Learning program. Prior to this role, he was director for National Solutions for Microsoft U.S. Public Sector.

2/4/2014

The William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship seeks to enrich high school curriculum by encouraging research into the development of interdisciplinary connections between American art and core curriculum subjects of language arts, history, social studies, and the sciences.

2/4/2014

They have tried and failed to loosen tenure rules for teachers in contract talks and state legislatures. So now, a group of rising stars in the movement to overhaul education employment has gone to court.

2/3/2014

2/3/2014

Through this expansion, Discovery Education will support Horry County Schools’ new Personalized Digital Learning (PDL) initiative with engaging digital content and sustained, customized professional development.

2/3/2014

The cost of the tablets that will be used on new state tests will be about $200 less per device, although the computers won't include curriculum. The revised price will be $504, compared to $699 for the iPads with curriculum.

2/3/2014

Drawp can be used with all subjects, and lets teachers distribute and collect work as easily as with paper worksheets while automatically storing them in the private Drawp cloud.

2/3/2014

Serving as a mobile science learning workstation, the einsteinTM Tablet+ is a revolutionary new science exploration tablet for students in grades K-12.

2/3/2014

The organizations have previously worked together to preserve a number of Gale’s earlier digital collections, and, with this extension to their agreement, Portico will effectively be preserving all remaining Gale-produced collections.

2/3/2014

Millions have already been spent setting up the Idaho Education Network, but if lawmakers don’t find state funds to cover the shortfall, the network serving all of Idaho’s high schools “will be shut down," state official warns.

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