K12 Headlines

1/8/2014

1/8/2014

Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez unveiled a proposed 6-month transition plan for consideration by the school board that includes a recommendation to overhaul the district's administrative structure by relocating about 100 employees to individual schools to improve responsiveness.

1/8/2014

As public schools nationwide embrace instruction via iPads, laptops and other technologies, many are realizing they lack the necessary broadband speed to perform even simple functions.

1/8/2014

Teacher apprenticeship can take many different forms, but at its core it means pairing a beginner teacher with an experienced “master teacher” who can both demonstrate effective teaching techniques—a good transition between a lesson and independent practice, for example—and then help the beginner adopt these techniques, reflect on them, and eventually forge his or her own unique style.

1/8/2014

Michael Leathers was appointed to fill the position of director of educational technology and informational services at Saugus Union School District in Santa Clarita, Calif.

1/8/2014

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

1/8/2014

Many “failing” Nevada school were given a pass under the state’s new accountability system, according to a recently released national report.

1/8/2014

To commemorate its third birthday, myON, a business unit of Capstone, is excited to announce that more than 3 million learners nationwide are reading on the myON platform.

1/8/2014

Bill Gates, the Common Core’s godfather and a personalized learning advocate, touts the “intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways.” Inconveniently, on its pathway to a world where children access their education through a “personalized class portal homepage,” the technology express has veered off the rails.

1/8/2014

Something that has become abundantly clear in recent years is that whether your future seems bright or dim depends on where you live. Young people in Europe, for example, are facing an extremely tough time and face the prospect of being less prosperous than their parents' generation. But for their counterparts in India or China, expectations are entirely different, with many of them looking forward to a higher income than their parents.

1/8/2014

Eight Tech Valley High School students will travel to Haiti to provide aid and learn science. Students will teach farmers how to build solar powered dehydrators and how to take inventory of the mango trees in the area.

1/8/2014

Some 73 percent of online adults now use a social networking site. Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, but a strikingly large number of users are now diversifying onto other platforms.

1/8/2014

Ever listen to a technology demonstration where the introduction takes forever, and the actual presentation starts your eyes blinking uncontrollably, and even your hair hurts trying to understand? Most times we make technology too difficult by making it too complicated.

1/8/2014

Four years into his fifth grade teaching career in a small rural district in Texas, Todd Nesloney felt burned out and ready to quit. Like many young educators, he had become frustrated and disillusioned with the state of teaching in the public school system. Then a colleague asked if he’d ever heard of flipping.

1/8/2014

To prove the power of wireless mobility, Steven Anderson, the director of instructional technology for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina, held a live video discussion using earbuds and an iPad while being mobile—walking through a hotel lobby, on an elevator, in cars and more.

1/8/2014

During the past three years, myON has experienced unprecedented growth, ripe with industry awards and honors as well as development and statistical milestones, but supporting more than 3 million students surpasses any honor that can be given.

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