K12 Headlines

10/16/2013

10/16/2013

Over the past three months, Robertson and the other finalists had the exclusive opportunity to work directly with a 3M Scientist as they created their personal innovation as part of a summer mentorship program. The 3M Scientists provided guidance to the finalists as they developed their ideas from a theoretical concept into an actual prototype that would help solve a problem in everyday life.

10/16/2013

With funding from donors, schools and MIND Research, the South LA Community Math Project will provide grants to approximately 20 high-need schools in the area to implement MIND Research’s blended learning ST Math program, which includes instructional software, teacher training and year-round educational support.

10/16/2013

Administrators in the Los Angeles USD may tap the skills of students who hacked school-purchased iPads to strengthen security on the mobile devices. A week after the iPads were distributed in September, about 340 students hacked the security system to browse websites like Facebook and Twitter.

10/16/2013

Districts such as Joplin Schools in Missouri, Eastern Carver County schools in Chaska, Minn., and Prosser School District in Washington have started equipping buses with Wi-Fi. The main objective is to allow students to tackle homework with tablets or smartphones, though casual use of the devices can also keep riders occupied.

10/16/2013

The Franklin School Department in Connecticut is requesting $30,000 to hire an additional technology specialist, saying the position will help with the transition into the new high-tech Franklin High School.

10/16/2013

My co-founder and I at Playmation Studios are exploring how our English-language learning program can be used in schools. We want our software to be used by the largest number of students possible, among students who might not otherwise have access to our programs because they don’t have a computer at home.

10/16/2013

Two dozen representatives from the Rutherford County Manufacturing Council in Tennessee spend part of an afternoon recently with 23 Oakland High students enrolled in the mechatronics program at Motlow College.

10/16/2013

State lawmakers are pushing for answers against a new form of bullying and it starts with asking a question: what is cyberbullying?

10/16/2013

The Little Rock School District is offering low-cost computers to families who may normally not be able to afford them. Recently, the Henderson Magnet Middle School gym was transformed into a type of shopping center where parents could buy refurbished computers for just $50.

10/16/2013

Six hundred low-income South Florida students will benefit from a new Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship program to help students build entrepreneurship and technology skills. The program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

10/16/2013

Lake County parents whose children lost school-bus service because of budget cutbacks this year soon will be able to pay for their kids' bus rides to school.

10/16/2013

Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. Seemingly on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many classrooms. Here are the five most popular trends.

10/16/2013

So far, Kentucky’s experience over the past three school years suggests it will be a slow and potentially frustrating road ahead for the other states that are using the Common Core.

10/16/2013

Oregon high school students are broadly dissatisfied with their public education experience, saying school isn't challenging enough, too many teachers are careless or incompetent and too many students are falling through the cracks, a new survey found.

10/16/2013

As schools rush to embrace computer tablets as teaching tools, glitches have officials in a few districts rethinking the usefulness and even security of the latest technology trend.

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