K12 Headlines

7/9/2014

7/9/2014

A centralized technical education center that would serve high school students and adults in Southeast Kansas took a step closer to reality this week with the gift of $1 million by the Bicknell Foundation. The center will bring together technical education offerings by Fort Scott Community College in cooperation with the five school districts in Crawford County.

7/9/2014

The Richland Two Institute of Innovation, a new technical school in Sandhill, S.C., will be housed in a 180,000-square-foot building on a 32-acre site at a cost of approximately $40 million. It will include a professional development center, student learning labs and a partner space for businesses and educational institutions.

7/9/2014

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

7/9/2014

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

7/9/2014

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

7/9/2014

A group of 41 tech leaders is urging the Federal Communications Commission to ratify a proposed plan that would allocate $5 billion to expand the government’s E-Rate program to put Wi-Fi in as many schools as possible.

7/9/2014

Landing top talent is getting so tough in Silicon Valley that technology companies are trying anything for an edge — including hiring interns out of high school and boosting new recruits’ perks.

7/9/2014

Forty-one New York City superintendents will have to reapply for their jobs this year under a new policy by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Senior Department of Education officials said they expected most who reapply to be rehired after a selection process that includes interviews, essays and references.

7/9/2014

Petersburg City Public Schools has named Nancy Alvarez as its new director of technology. Alvarez comes to the district from Norfolk Public Schools, where she served as a network engineer.

7/9/2014

Philadelphia’s String Theory Schools has launched a new kind of incubator, where startups exchange their expertise and mentorship for free office space and access to state-of-the-art facilities. In addition to its first tenant, PHL Collective, the arts- and science-focused charter school is looking for tech, biotech and life sciences companies to join the incubator.

7/9/2014

Michele Orner has submitted her resignation letter from the job of director of the Center for Careers and Technology at Carlisle High School. The Halifax Area School Board has appointed Orner as the new superintendent of that northern Dauphin County school district.

7/9/2014

Young women's perception of technology is generally viewed as a major obstacle in getting them interested in the first place. Trying to make tech seem cool and relevant to women, some attach names such as "tech divas" to young female technologists. But "pinkification" can have the opposite result.

7/9/2014

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

7/9/2014

If the promise of mobile technology in classrooms has been to equalize opportunities for all students through access to the internet, that potential has yet to be realized.

7/9/2014

A Southern California school district will require ethnic-studies classes — ahead of a similar curriculum that legislators hope to someday implement statewide. The El Rancho Board of Education has agreed that all students, beginning with the class of 2016, must pass an ethnic-studies course before graduating.

Pages