K12 Headlines

11/22/2013

11/22/2013

Charlie Baker spent his morning at Rogers Middle School in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The Massachusetts Candidate for Governor was shadowing Curtis Cowts as part of the city's principal for a day program, where leaders from government to business to the arts see the highs and lows first-hand of running a Boston school.

11/22/2013

Inland schools in Pomona, Calif., will get $12.7 million in Prop. 39 funds to plan energy-efficiency projects for school districts and charter schools. The initiatives will help create jobs, protect the environment, save money, and create teachable moments for students.

11/22/2013

In building its ENA Air offering, ENA evaluated many Wi-Fi vendors and selected Aerohive for its controller-less expertise and rich features. Powered by Aerohive’s high-performance Wi-Fi technology, ENA Air provides a reliable, scalable and secure connectivity to empower 21st-century learning.

11/22/2013

Using live actors, hip-hop songs, music videos, interactive scientific demonstrations and video interviews with scientists and engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the FMA Live! show teaches Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Laws of Gravity.

11/22/2013

These new partnerships further enhance Discovery Education Streaming, Discovery Education Streaming Plus, and Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook with custom-built news programs, documentary films, and other dynamic digital resources that use current, real-time, global events to bring instruction to life.

11/22/2013

The custom themes feature is useful for building a branded survey that match a website or blog design. New question types such as ranking type question help in understanding customer preferences ranked over a list of answer choices.

11/21/2013

11/21/2013

After using the online reading tool for an average of four months, 89 percent of students achieved significant increases in their ACT Reading scores and 33 percent tested out of the intervention by reaching the ACT benchmark score.

11/21/2013

School digital library websites powered by OverDrive have shown substantial growth in interaction since the rollout of functionality and design enhancements began in August.

11/21/2013

The nonprofit MIND Research Institute will present its highest honor, the Gordon L. Shaw Lifetime Achievement Award, to former California State Secretary of Education Marian Bergeson this month.

11/21/2013

The portable Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling students to have access to essential academic and education resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere, are currently being deployed in eight schools as part of the district’s take-home Netbook program.

11/21/2013

According to the organization “Take Shelter Oklahoma,” they’ve collected about 75,000 signatures so far but they need 160,000. They want to use a $500 million bond to fund storm shelter construction in schools across the state.

11/21/2013

The project will be funded with money set aside from two years ago for future expansion, said Coordinator of Facilities Services Dave Albright. There is $500,000 currently in that fund.

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.

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