K12 Headlines

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Blended and online learning platforms are changing K12 pedagogy by providing students with some control over their path, time, pace and place of learning. This sharp departure from the traditional factory-based model of teaching and learning is increasing student engagement and freeing up time so that teachers can provide more one-on-one instruction.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

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The Blended Learning Initiative, a collaborative partnership developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Steppingstone Scholars Inc., aims to narrow the achievement gap for underserved populations by preparing a diverse group of high school students for college. The summer program mixes online learning, classroom interaction and mentoring.

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Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.'s Blended Schools Network division has signed a national partnership agreement to provide K12 online instructional content to School Improvement Network as it develops its Student-Centered Learning product.

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Anthony Padrnos arrives from the Hopkins School District to fill Richfield School District's newly created director of technology position.

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The Arizona district recently appointed a new director of information technology, Fred Maupin, who has been working in educational technology since 2001. His experience is both as a K12-certified teacher in computer technology and a network administrator.

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While instruction has ended for the summer, local school classrooms remain open as part of a wider trend around the country of "community schools," where public and private groups bring services closer to students and residents year round and, in some cases, help boost student performance.

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A petition to create a STEM-focused charter school for high school students has been approved by the Merced County Board of Education to open in 13 months. The move is opposed by a number of the county's 20 local school districts.

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More than 450 city schools will change the start time of classes in September to comply with rules in the new teachers union contract to set aside extra time for teacher training and parent conferences. Some parents say they had no say in the impending widespread change and will have to overhaul their own schedules and disrupt their children's lives to get them to school on time.

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Compass Learning and Renaissance Learning are integrating Renaissance Learning’s STAR reading and math data with the newly released suite of solutions from Compass Learning this fall. The partnership will provide educators tools to assess each student’s proficiency and automatically assign personalized learning paths.

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