K12 Headlines

7/24/2014

7/24/2014

The Maryland state school board voted this week to distribute a set of discipline guidelines intended to be a model for school systems as they move away from zero tolerance policies. In many instances, the guidelines call for a more nuanced approach to discipline than has been used in some schools throughout the state.

7/24/2014

Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must provide an extra hour of daily reading instruction for the 2014-15 school year. The schools landed on the state's list of lowest-performing elementary schools because so many of their students did poorly on Florida's reading tests this spring.

7/23/2014

7/23/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

7/23/2014

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

7/23/2014

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

7/23/2014

Great new things are happening regarding technology in the classroom, but some worry schools are focusing on programs, purchases and freebies without considering future restrictions on learning goals.

7/23/2014

Art programs in schools are usually the first to be cut in times of budgetary constraints, but technological innovations have presented creative students with opportunities dubbed “cyberarts.” Cyberart can make students more computer literate as well as spark their imaginations.

7/23/2014

MIT Blossoms, one of the most exciting and effective uses of educational technology to help high school students learn math and science, doesn’t boast the latest in artificial intelligence or adaptive algorithms. Its secret weapon is, rather, a canny understanding of human psychology—both students’ and teachers’.

7/23/2014

Common Core does deserve close scrutiny. However, it deserves to be examined in light of specific goals that may exist on the state level.

7/23/2014

AT&T made contributions totaling $50,000 to support two Pennsylvania programs. Its contribution to Lehigh University will help launch a two-week, residential engineering and technology program for high school students. In addition, AT&T 's support at Carnegie Mellon will go toward a summer residential program that introduces high school students to STEM careers.

7/23/2014

The Springfield City School District board has approved a $6 million technology plan. The plan calls for the addition of laptops for every high school student in 2016 and for students in grades four through six in 2017.

7/23/2014

With new, smarter building technology to control energy use, school leaders can reduce their carbon footprint and use the money saved to fund projects that may have suffered from budget cuts. U.S. schools spend more on energy than they do “on computers and textbooks combined,” according to a past report by Energy Star.

7/23/2014

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.

7/23/2014

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

7/23/2014

Helmet maker Riddell approached North Little Rock High's football team about trying a new helmet sensor that can alert trainers when athletes may have sustained a concussion. It's a brand new technology that only a handful of schools around the country are using.

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