K12 Headlines

7/2/2014

7/2/2014

School may be out for summer, but the nation’s education-focused technology startups are still hitting the books, drumming up new business and new investments to capitalize on overwhelming demand for innovation from primary and secondary schools and colleges.

7/2/2014

A multimillion-dollar expansion of the Limestone County Career Technical Center could be considered by the county school board. The expansion would create about 22,000 square feet of instructional space and could be completed by October 2015.

7/2/2014

Insight Enterprises launched Insight ON: Education, a news and digital information resource to help the education community use technology to improve teaching and learning.

7/2/2014

HP signed with Baltimore County Public Schools to distribute new HP computing products to the county's teachers, administrators and lighthouse schools for the advancement of the school system’s digital learning program, Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow.

7/2/2014

Although nearly every major college and university requires students to evaluate their teachers, many high school students are denied this opportunity. State law should encourage high school surveys as one component of teacher evaluations so that administrators can better remedy shortcomings in teachers and reward and retain teachers who receive positive feedback.

7/2/2014

Apple is issuing an upgrade on July 8 for iTunes U, its set of tools for educators. The update introduces a new app that allows instructors to create, edit and assign course work using the iPad.

7/2/2014

Recognizing that the demand for tech talent oftentimes outpaces the availability of skilled workers in the state, a number of Nebraska companies, institutions and nonprofits are beginning to invest in the future by creating internship programs for local high school students.

7/2/2014

Exposing young girls to computer science may or may not set them up for careers in high tech. But Google’s financial commitment to Made with Code is a reassuring step toward developing a solid pipeline of women in high-tech careers.

7/2/2014

David Peltz has been named as supervisor of electives and business and information technology programs at Miami Valley Career Tech Center. He currently serves with Ohio's Greenville City School District as the director of its Career Technical Education Center and several other programs.

7/2/2014

For California to maintain its leadership in high-tech innovation, the state must emphasize helping students become literate in STEM, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said as part of his STEM Task Force-issued Blueprint for STEM report. The report offered recommendations in seven general areas, including public awareness, access and framework.

7/2/2014

October 15–18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

7/2/2014

All staff contracts became void when the north St. Louis County district in Missouri lapsed on June 30 at midnight. Of the 102 teachers who have been offered jobs in the new district, the majority are returning teachers — those with the best attendance records, the best performance evaluations, and those who were most effective in the classroom, state education officials have said.

7/2/2014

Jefferson Parish public school officials are poised to approve a contract for their first turn-around charter school. The School Board will consider giving the national Celerity Educational Group of Los Angeles a charter to run the chronically low-performing Woodmere Elementary in Harvey.

7/2/2014

The state's latest round of results on end-of-year tests show a strong bounce in most high school subjects, but a slight drop in junior-level English and a flattening at the middle-school level after years of growth in those grades.

7/2/2014

District Parent Coordinating Council is calling on state education officials to appoint a special master to develop and implement a transfer plan to find seats in good schools for all Buffalo Public Schools students who want to be transferred out of failing schools.

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