K12 Headlines

12/18/2013

12/18/2013

When combined with STEM subjects, the skills learned through art allow for true innovation, or STEAM. Many institutions, corporations and individuals now recognize that 21st-century innovation will come from creativity enhanced by art and design in K20 education.

12/18/2013

In his book, "Cool Infographics," Randy Krum devotes a chapter to design tools, but many of the tools used by professional designers cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Teachers, on the other hand, don't have to spend anything. Here are five free tools students can use to create infographics.

12/18/2013

Bedford's high school is looking to enhance and manage students’ future learning through technology and better prepare teachers to create a web-based curriculum. Terry Bullard, the director of technology, is recommending moving to 1-to-1 because it provides the same device to each student, and offers better classroom management than BYOD.

12/18/2013

The N.J. Department of Education Board of Examiners has revoked the licenses of a former Vineland School District supervisor of technology for accessing pornography on district computers during work hours. The decision says that the websites Stephen Dantinne accessed over a 30-day period in September and October 2012 included pornographic images or aberrant and deviant subject matter.

12/18/2013

The Broward school district has proposed a series of sweeping changes to battle declining enrollment and drops in student performance. Changes include the creation of the district's first online technical high school, three new preK-8 schools, and an overhaul of six failing elementaries.

12/18/2013

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt partnered with Computer Clubhouse, a digital design studio for urban youth located at the Boston Museum of Science to host "EdMakers: Reimagining Your Education Experience." The event was a day-long program that encouraged local students to use technology to tackle challenges facing education.

12/18/2013

Freshman students feel obligated to immediately answer texts, even at the expense of losing sleep—that’s according to recent findings by Washington and Lee University’s Karla Klein Murdock in her research on the technology use of adolescents and its health effects.

12/18/2013

Part of the former Value City Department Store that closed five years ago in Clarksville, Ky., is being renovated for a New Tech Network school that officials plan to open in August for up to 100 freshmen.

12/18/2013

Supporting technical education and encouraging young people to consider careers in manufacturing are an important part of improving Wisconsin's economy. To facilitate that goal, Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills into law that aim to bolster technical education.

12/18/2013

Belk Inc. has awarded $150,000 to eight Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as part of its “Rocking the Belk Bowl” contest. The competition offered Charlotte-area schools an opportunity to win tech grants by creating and displaying educational and Belk Bowl-themed designs on school rocks or bulletin boards.

12/18/2013

The 51 state winners, listed at the end of this announcement, were chosen from more than 2,300 applicants. Their ideas ran the gamut from reducing pollution with bicycles made from bamboo to finding the safest routes to school in an urban community to compelling government action to remove carcinogens in the community.

12/18/2013

Many parents of color send their children to exclusive, predominantly-white schools in an attempt to give their kids a "ticket to upward mobility." But these well-resourced institutions can fall short at nurturing minority students emotionally and intellectually.

12/18/2013

According to the report, “Smart Education and Learning Market: Advanced Technologies, Digital Models, Adoption Trends and Worldwide Market Forecast,’’ published by MarketsandMarkets, the Global Smart Education and Learning market is expected to reach $220 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 20.3 percent from 2012 to 2017.

12/18/2013

The Farmington board of education recently got more than $350,000 in grant money from the state of Connecticut. The grant will be used to continue to implement the board's technology plan, which will help the district meet the requirements for the state's new computerized Smarter Balance assessment.

12/18/2013

After getting swamped with e-mails and Facebook messages raising concerns about her plan to allow advertising at Philadelphia schools, City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has hit the "pause" button."

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