K12 Headlines

9/4/2013

9/4/2013

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public Schools Superintendent John McDonough announced a major upgrade to the school system's Bullying Prevention Hotline. Parents can now send text messages to report concerns about school bullying or student safety.

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Low-income preschoolers in Los Angeles County will have the opportunity to experience a high-tech math program created by the nonprofit MIND Research Institute, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

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As a new school year begins, so does a new state technology support system for students, teachers, and parents. The $26 million Home Base system is one of two major technology initiatives taking place in 2013-2014.

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Burke County Public Schools Chief Information Officer Melanie Honeycutt has rejoined the staff of the Morganton, N.C., district to help prepare students for the rapidly changing technological world.

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October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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October 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, Pa.

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Virtual

October 2013

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Webinar

September 11, 2013

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The city of Chicago is creating ChicagoYouthOpportunities.org, a web portal that will give parents and older students links to the websites of major city agencies and nonprofit organizations that run after-school programs. The link is expected to be live this fall.

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Technology is not a silver bullet. While it may seem that there is an app for just about everything, the classroom teacher remains the most significant influence on student achievement.

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A $2.2 million project is underway to create solar energy at the St. Clair County Regional Education Service Agency campus in Marysville, Mich. The 2,000 solar panels will produce about 500 kilowatts of energy, which is enough to power about 70 homes.

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There doesn’t need to be a fight between teaching and technology in the classroom. The right combination of the two can deliver personalized learning to improve kids’ understanding and enable success.

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The 2010 movie Waiting for Superman highlighted a growing problem in our education system: that students are finding it more challenging to get a quality education based on the current paradigm. While the film raised controversial issues, a thought came to me: Is technology the education sector's Superman?

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September 17-18, 2013

San Jose, Calif.

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The online diagnostic for reading and math will help New York state school districts and boards of cooperative educational services define student growth for teacher and principal evaluations.

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