K12 Headlines

12/11/2013

12/11/2013

This week marks the official launch of Hours of Code, a campaign asking every U.S. teacher to dedicate one hour of class time to educating students about computer science and programming. Founded by brothers Ali and Hadi Partovi and their nonprofit Code.org, the event is timed in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week.

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These leveled books in print improve students’ comprehension of diverse genres, teach them to analyze and respond to text, and expand their ability to write in Spanish.

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They added an hour to every school day and gave students laptops to continue their studies at home. They hired more teachers and worked with veterans and rookies alike to improve their classroom strategies. Three years later, student achievement at West Caldwell Tech has soared, with dramatic increases in state test scores, an increased graduation rate and more students applying for college.

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STI, the 30-year-old maker of education management solutions for K12 schools, has scooped up Chalkable, an education-focused app store, as more venture capital flows into the education market.

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3D-Hub, a provider of interactive 3D teaching software and virtual classrooms, has partnered with It Is 3D, which supplies 3D digital technologies to educational and industrial organizations around the world.

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Technology billionaires Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think education turns on faster internet. But is web connectivity really the key ingredient to a good education? The majority seem to agree with that statement.

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The switch to student-owned tech is not going to be a simple one, especially with tech purchasing taking place in the shadow of the impending holiday season, which means "needs" have the potential to be upstaged by "wants." Here are three questions that should help you get some clarity.

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March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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Silicon Valley is widely regarded as the birthplace and nursery of digital innovation. Technology continuously arising from the Valley is substantial, and these leaps forward have fundamentally changed the way our world functions and thinks. There is a compelling argument that this model should be expanded to include education policy, where there exists a strong need to foster innovation, not limit it.

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The Baldwin County Public School System has been recognized by Digital Promise/ The League of Innovative Schools. Digital Promise praises the school system’s “community-based approach to innovation” and gives an overview of the district's efforts to launch the Digital Renaissance Leadership Academy in the midst of the recession and subsequent budget cuts.

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Specialized education apps that can tutor students and allow them to work at their own pace have proven priceless in the changing educational landscape. “We have learned a lot and we keep learning,” said Eric Mitchell, who oversees technology for the district.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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Many towns in Connecticut and beyond began taking a closer look at their own security after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last Dec. 14. This increased vigilance is on full view just 25 miles from Newtown in Fairfield, where the local police have found new ways to help schools and the community at large thwart potential violence.

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The $1 billion push to provide every student and teacher at Los Angeles USD with an iPad is attracting a lot attention. Schools have been overwhelmed in recent years by oversold, ill-designed and frustrating new gizmos. Questions about whether dollars allocated to new technology are being spent wisely deserve serious consideration.

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