K12 Headlines

10/16/2013

10/16/2013

As the Common Core educational standards continue to be hotly debated in some parts of Louisiana, Baton Rouge school officials say they are determined to make the district's curriculum more rigorous and they want to hire a consultant to help.

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Almost half the youngsters most affected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school shutdowns did not enroll this fall in the new schools where officials planned for them to go, records from Chicago Public Schools show.

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More than half of Wyoming’s schools failed to make sufficient progress toward federal proficiency goals last school year, according to a report released Monday by the Wyoming Department of Education.

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Last year, the University of Miami had backup tapes stolen that contained financial data, Social Security numbers, and health information for approximately 47,000 people at its medical center. In K12 schools, the issue of data protection is an even greater concern.

10/16/2013

A high school in White Plains, N.Y., has taken the controversial step of going all-digital, eliminating paper textbooks and replacing them with laptops. Where some critics see concerns about the digital divide and functionality, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sees future employees.

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With October marking the 10th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Consortium for School Networking is reminding K12 tech leaders of its resources aimed at helping to protect against threats to critical systems.

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Amazon has acquired TenMarks, an ed tech computer program that teaches math to grades K through 12. The company's products—robot teachers—are part of a big wave in ed tech where digital software gives students’ their homework assignments, analyzes their progress, and helps them when they're struggling.

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October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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November 3-6, 2013

Arlington, Va.

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November 7, 2013

St. Louis, Mo.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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By the time Brad Foley graduated from high school in 2012, he’d made a bicycle that served as an alternative energy source, providing enough power to light its own turn signals. He'd also helped craft a model of an eco-friendly dashboard for cars. He was well prepared for his part-time job helping to design plastic molds at Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., a Rochester Hills, Mich., supplier to automotive companies.

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Easton Area School District buses might have digital recording devices by the time students return from holiday break next year. Chief Operating Officer Mike Simonetta proposes that the district replace its school bus camera equipment with digital recorders by January. He said about 60 of the district's 95 active buses still use VHS recorders.

10/16/2013

Due to an ongoing investigation and criminal charges filed against its founder, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School spent nearly half a million dollars on legal fees in the past year. That’s bad news for the taxpayers all across Pennsylvania, who fund the public school. Even worse is the realization that any repayment to the school might not come for a long time, if ever.

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By now, many educators understand that technology has the potential to transform teaching and learning. But the term “technology” covers vast territory, and there are many different layers and ways of integrating it from school to school.

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