K12 Headlines

11/20/2013

11/20/2013

Where do we go from here? That's the question Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite put before the packed crowd gathered at district headquarters Monday night for a School Reform Commission meeting on strategy, policy and priorities.

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The rise of 1-to-1 programs has pushed a surge of mobile devices into schools, creating a whole new logistical challenge for district CIOs. These technology managers are wise to deploy a mobile device management system to keep track of both the hardware and the data.

11/20/2013

The high number of charters has left Oakland Unified School District struggling financially to serve the students whose families don't choose charters.

11/20/2013

Google is making it more convenient for schools around the country to integrate tablets and educational apps into the classroom. The search company launched tablets running Google Play for Education, a version of the Google Play app store specifically designed for K12 schools in the U.S.

11/20/2013

President Barack Obama unveiled a new $100 million competitive grant program called Youth CareerConnect that will try to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers.

11/20/2013

ReadWorks is a nonprofit service that has cataloged hundreds of lesson plans and more than a thousand nonfiction reading passages aligned to Common Core standards. Recently, ReadWorks added a new batch of science passages with accompanying question sets to use in elementary and middle school.

11/20/2013

A new proposal would allow the district to enter into contracts with colleges and universities to manage schools within the district, essentially giving them the role of superintendent and asking them to oversee everything from the budget to day-to-day operations.

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December 4-7, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

11/20/2013

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, unveiled today AASA Update with Dan Domenech, a video program providing news and information about the organization’s policies and programs.

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Many teachers who are new tablet users fall into similar patterns of searching for and selecting educational apps for their students, such as choosing a brand that is familiar. Common patterns such as this one tend to be the least effective.

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Astronaut gear made by high school students in a NASA program will be sent up to the International Space Station in June. It will be the first student project to be sent to the station during the program’s 10 years of operation.

11/20/2013

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, has rounded up 10 high-impact professional learning resources for this year's holiday guide.

11/20/2013

Dr. Collier says children who struggle in school may have a learning difficulty that is due to a vision problem that goes undetected by standard vision tests. A developmental visual issue may be causing them to underperform or work harder with minimal results.

11/20/2013

One Grand Prize winner will receive one Hitachi CP-X8170 projector (ARV $9,895) and one First Prize winner will receive a Hitachi CP-X8150 projector (ARV $6,495). After receiving their prizes, the winners will also be profiled on the Hitachi website, detailing how each winner is using their projector.

11/20/2013

The bill would fund preschool for 4-year old children from families earning below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and encourage states to spend their own funds to support preschool for young children with family incomes above that income level.

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