K12 Headlines

11/21/2013

11/21/2013

In today’s world of flashing screens and iPods, entertaining is partially what the education system needs to be — sometimes just to keep up.

11/21/2013

The dearth of women in technology professions or girls taking STEM classes has been well-documented. But I found reason for hope recently during an afternoon with young girls studying STEAM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics education, during full-day workshops on six consecutive Saturdays.

11/21/2013

Class sizes at New York City public schools have increased for the sixth consecutive year, according to a preliminary report from the city’s Department of Education.

11/21/2013

The funds, totaling more than $1 billion, have been put toward transporting students to attend schools where they would be the minority and building magnet schools that were racially balanced.

11/21/2013

In Tuesday's filed tort claim, parents say the school district was warned of dangerous gasses coming from the carpet glue and didn't warn parents or fix the problem for years.

11/21/2013

Seclusion rooms come in many shapes and sizes. Some have windows or padding. Typically, children are placed in the rooms alone and are not allowed to leave until an adult allows them to do so. Often, the rooms are small in size.

11/21/2013

State Board of Education members are slated to adopt the new biology books this week after discussing potential changes in hearings that begin Wednesday. The materials need board approval to be on the state’s recommended list of textbooks and e-books.

11/21/2013

The plans are in response to shootings in other states and White said that instead of being reactive to incidents, they’re designed to prevent such occurrences. So far, “we have not had an intruder.”

11/21/2013

At many of Seminole's middle schools and some high schools, students apply to be "peer buddies" to autistic students, focusing both on academics and social skills.

11/20/2013

11/20/2013

“Nooks instead of books” was almost a catchphrase from Cleveland schools chief Eric Gordon during last fall’s levy campaign. A year later, the district has not yet made the switch, but is searching for ways to make it happen without using the levy money.

11/20/2013

The Troy City School District is working to strengthen its high school tech courses with the help of business partnerships made through a new statewide education program. Donna Watson, Troy's assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, said the program will help the district better prepare students for college and careers.

11/20/2013

A growing number of states are expanding the way they use student and school data. Teachers easily tap into data about their students’ performance to adjust how they teach, and parents can log into networks to learn how their children are doing, according to a new report by the Data Quality Campaign.

11/20/2013

The hacked iPad fiasco in Los Angeles USD, as well as problems with technology in other districts nationwide, is causing the Miami-Dade school district to stall its massive rollout of digital devices. Tens of thousands of high school freshman and seventh graders were slated to get new hardware this fall, but after months of planning, sales pitches and dry runs, the first phase of the $63 million project has been pushed back.

11/20/2013

Scottsdale-based Trapp Tech, an all-in-one managed services provider and IT professional services company, is offering IT services to public and private K12 districts and schools. Trapp Tech will provide on-demand professional services, managed IT services, application hosting, and blended bandwidth internet, as well as IT training and support for teachers and staff.

11/20/2013

Technology and poetry are colliding at Roosevelt Elementary School in Burlingame, Calif. Two third-grade classes have embarked on a new project to spread poetry through QR codes that they will place in the community. When community members pass the codes, they can scan the work with their smartphones and capture the poem.

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