K12 Headlines

7/3/2014

7/3/2014

It's time for the federal E-rate program that aids schools and libraries with telecommunication costs to catch up with the wireless, 1-to-1, texting, web-surfing generation, according to the E-rate modernization proposal the Federal Communications Commission released.

7/3/2014

In a state where minorities are the majority, a dynamic understanding of ethnicity isn't a luxury or a diversion but a necessity. Such courses would help high school students to grapple with the complex history of oppression and achievement in a truthful — and even liberating — fashion.

7/3/2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt unveiled HMH Player, a new app that enables offline access to content, allows teachers and students to collaborate in real time, and offers customization tools.

7/3/2014

Using MindShine Technologies' new Student Risk Assessment System in conjunction with their existing student information system, districts can collect data to create a risk factor index for each student to determine the probability that a student will drop out, and to determine if school actions are making a difference.

7/3/2014

LearnZillion introduced LearnZillion Premium, an alternative to traditional curriculum and professional development. LearnZillion Premium provides math teachers with complete curricular resources and a modular close reading/writing program for English language arts, social studies and science teachers.

7/3/2014

Samsung Electronics America has incorporated major updates to Samsung School, its fully integrated one-to-one learning solution. Designed to be more intuitive and participatory, the latest version will be compatible with the new Galaxy Tab 4 Education.

7/3/2014

Portland-based Charter School Capital has co-developed a $500 million program designed to aid charter schools in financing facilities projects. The local group is teaming up with American Infrastructure MLP Funds to create American Education Properties LLC.

7/3/2014

Many Fond du Lac area school districts will receive an increase in general Wisconsin state aid for the upcoming school year. The Fond du Lac School District is set to get an estimated $42.8 million, up 6.3 percent from last year.

7/3/2014

Toledo Smart Elementary is a new K2 charter school that will teach core subjects in Spanish and English. The school will serve Spanish-speaking students as well as any student seeking to pick up a dual language.

7/3/2014

Debates about the relationship between privacy and personal liberty have come to a head in the past year, with legitimate arguments being made by folks from across the political spectrum. But when it comes to school children, some things should be non-negotiable. Student privacy should be protected, and companies should not be raiding kids' records to make a buck.

7/2/2014

7/2/2014

October 2–3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

7/2/2014

September 30—October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

7/2/2014

Five new online, STEM, technology and Common Core professional development courses for educators are being offered as part of ASCD's PD Online. The system provides instructional and job-embedded applications to address individual and group professional development needs.

7/2/2014

Nervanix's Nervanix Clarity application monitors student attention levels as they study and guides them to revisit concepts or content areas where they lost focus.

7/2/2014

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has introduced Core 36M, a 36-unit charging cart that is optimized for Chromebooks. The cart also supports most tablets, laptops/hybrids and ultrabooks used in K12 education environments.

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