K12 Headlines

11/20/2013

11/20/2013

There are hundreds of new apps coming out every month. But who really has time to go through them all? Rich DeMuro of The Tech Report tries them out and shares his top picks.

11/20/2013

Scores of Highland Park residents and union supporters came out Monday night to the auditorium at Bartle Elementary to protest layoffs of nine staff members at Highland Park's schools, including two top union officials.

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A visit from Napa’s state senator, Lois Wolk, ignited some intense debate at New Technology High School in Napa Valley. Wolk encouraged students to ask questions—no topic was off limits. At first, the questions varied—one student asked about immigration, another asked about women in the Legislature. But what really got students talking was the issue of privacy versus cyberbullying.

11/20/2013

New data from digital content distributor OverDrive shows that more students are using smartphones, tablets, and e-readers in the academic environment, with a 252 percent increase in October school library visits to the lending website from the same time a year ago. Visits per day increased by 244 percent for that same time frame.

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For the first time in the report's nine-year history, two states—Delaware and Arkansas—have met the bar and have all 10 of the Data Quality Campaign's actions to ensure effective data use.

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December 4, 2013

Denver, Colo.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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Davis Creek Elementary School in Barboursville, W.Va., is helping to kick off a U.S. Department of Education-funded study that looks at how well digital math courses are working. The four-year study follows a recent report from the National Assessment of Education, which said West Virginia's fourth graders ranked 42nd nationally in math.

11/20/2013

Blended learning, when students learn both from a teacher and from online programs, has become a popular choice for schools around the country. In 2009, 3 million K12 students took an online course, up from 45,000 nine years prior. Now that blended learning is more commonplace, what’s next for the trend? 

11/20/2013

The iNACOL Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice Award was presented to Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) Chief Innovation Officer Verena Roberts for her work with emerging educational projects, such as creating the first K12 MOOC for high school students.

11/20/2013

Discovery Communications announced it has acquired Espresso Group Limited, the leading provider of primary school digital education content in the U.K. Discovery Education, the company's education division and a global leader in providing curriculum-based digital content to classrooms, will oversee the business.

11/20/2013

Recently, The Guardian held a live chat on teaching digital citizenship and how schools can help keep students safe online. Here are some of the best pieces of advice that were shared during the discussion.

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Business Insider got a chance to tour the Amplify offices in Brooklyn and chat with CEO Joel Klein, as well as some of the company's software engineers and designers. What they uncovered were collaborative learning apps, data analysis, and games that give students access to everything from dramatic readings of famous books to an expansive network of math problems.

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