K12 Headlines

6/19/2014

6/19/2014

Dawn Pro Audio announced a new speaker line employing original acoustic waveguide technology. The new Dawn AW4 features four drivers in 3-way configuration and 1000-watt Class D amp. A smaller, battery-powered version, the Dawn AW3, features three drivers in 3-way design and a 40W linear amp.

6/19/2014

Anne Arundel County's school board passed a $1.02 billion operating budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year that includes teacher raises, a new salary scale and the addition of 75 new teaching positions. In addition, the budget contained $5.3 million for the new Monarch Global Academy.

6/18/2014

6/18/2014

Pitsco Education's latest innovation, the TETRIX PRIME, is a new robotics building system designed to teach various STEM concepts without the construction complexities inherent in other building systems. PRIME is engineered to be simple and intuitive, enabling students to construct and modify robots easily and quickly.

6/18/2014

The Banneker Jamison STEM Academy will rely heavily on the Core Knowledge curriculum, with an emphasis on STEM. If the charter can meet the Denver school board's initial criteria, the school will open in 2015, with another 17 schools the Denver board has approved.

6/18/2014

Curriculum Advantage announced an alliance with Scantron to integrate Curriculum Advantage's Classworks with Scantron Performance Series and Scantron Achievement Series assessment solutions. Classworks will take the assessment data provided on individual students to create customized assignments.

6/18/2014

The Albuquerque Public Schools district will replace its former textbook inventory system with TIPWeb-IM from Hayes Software Systems. The upgrade will extend to all 140 schools and 89,000 students. Hayes will also provide system integration, physical inventory services, client engagement services, and ongoing performance evaluation and process monitoring support.

6/18/2014

Many educational reformers see technology as the panacea for what ails education in America, but technology is more a cause of what ails education than a cure for it. The cognitive risk of abandoning handwriting is a small manifestation of a huge problem. In the money-driven quest to digitize and automate education, we are neglecting the development of many human capacities that matter most.

6/18/2014

Superintendent William Hite said that the district needs an additional $96 million to offer students even a "wholly inadequate" education next year. In his last-minute plea for funding, he implored city and state lawmakers to invest much more in the cash-strapped system. Without the extra money, the system could see class sizes above 40 and more than 800 teachers laid off.

6/18/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is moving forward with several education initiatives to help transform city schools. The city will spend $52 million in state grant money to transform 40 schools into "Community Schools," which will include extra services for students and families, such as health clinics, dental care and family counseling.

6/18/2014

As the state explores shifting its standardized testing system into cyberspace, about two-thirds of Massachusetts schools face a major technological challenge: They lack enough computers, other equipment, or broadband capacity to test large numbers of students online simultaneously, according to a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education survey.

6/18/2014

The federal push to provide all students with high-speed broadband and mobile devices is kicking into high gear, with over a billion dollars pledged for school technology and an overhaul of the program that provides discount internet access. Administrators need to know how to boost equitable access to technology to help districts close learning gaps.

6/18/2014

The boom in affordable laptops and mobile devices has left the clunky computers of the past piling up in storage rooms in many schools. Recycling is the best way to properly dispose of outdated technology instead of allowing it to collect dust or to break down in landfills.

6/18/2014

Outside of the occasional computer lab, basic webpage, or iPad in the classroom, schools have resisted technological innovation. There are three ways in which technology can transform education: personalization, access and productivity.

6/18/2014

June 27–29, 2014
Dallas, Texas

6/18/2014

June 28–July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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