K12 Headlines

10/23/2013

10/23/2013

Learning to code is all the rage these days, but not in one place that matters a lot: U.S. schools. American students already significantly lag their global counterparts where math and science skills are concerned, but computer science is in even worse shape. Of 12 technical subjects examined in a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics, computer science was the only one that declined in student popularity from 1990 to 2009. 

10/23/2013

Since the outgoing mayor took office, New York City's high-school graduation rates are up. There are more high-quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.

10/23/2013

Edgenuity, a provider of online and blended learning solutions, is the recipient of the 18th annual Education Software Review (EDDIE) Award in four categories: middle and high school language arts, and high school biology, and U.S. history.

10/23/2013

As widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards moves ever closer, the initiative is coming under attack from both the left and right. But school district leaders must ignore the politics and focus on the practical realities of implementation: costs, technology, and training.

10/23/2013

Both products include new features that enhance collaborative learning and support formative assessment practice, and are now available for use on Apple devices and Android tablets.

10/23/2013

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and actor Ashton Kutcher are among the bold-faced names lining up to invest $4 million in Panorama Education, a Cambridge, Mass., firm that seeks to help K12 schools improve through data analysis and feedback surveys of teachers, parents, and students.

10/23/2013

Brooklyn Technical High School, with its 1,400 classes and 5,525 students, is the largest specialized science and math school in the U.S. But students say it's the school’s dedicated staff that is transforming their education into the defining time of their lives.

10/23/2013

Students at Portage Central Middle School in Michigan are learning how to design a vehicle that's faster and can travel farther than any currently available. The project, which requires blueprint design work and engineering skills, is preparing students to work in the local manufacturing industry.

10/23/2013

A pair of state lawmakers are asking for $100 million in bonds to replace school textbooks with digital devices. Republican state Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville and Rep. Jim McClendon of Springville told the Anniston Star that textbooks are obsolete and they estimate the state could eventually save $15 million by replacing them.

10/23/2013

Glendale USD in southern California has taken an unprecedented step in bullying and crime prevention by paying a company to analyze students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media.

10/23/2013

Mission US is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC in association with WNET with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

10/23/2013

The CIO position in the K12 education sector has changed in three primary ways: From managing boxes and wires to providing service and support; from making decisions in a vacuum to making collaborative decisions with others; and from being an under-the-executive-radar manager to having a seat at the executive leadership table.

10/23/2013

The Raptor system allows schools to screen all visitors to campus against the registered sex offender databases of all 50 states and issue instant sex offender as well as custody alerts.

10/23/2013

State-adopted academic content standards set forth expectations for what students should know and be able to do in core academic subjects and serve as the foundation for assessment development, instructional materials adoption, teacher professional development, and curriculum implementation in K-12 education.

10/23/2013

If sequestration continues, the pain for school districts dependent on impact aid will worsen.

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