K12 Headlines

8/8/2013

8/8/2013

Discipline is a system of control in order to establish a given environment. Punishment is not the focus — learning ought to be the outcome of discipline.

8/8/2013

Students deserve better. They should never have to watch Congress hold their interest rates hostage, or see them used as bargaining chips each election year. They shouldn’t have had to deal with the uncertainty that comes with waiting for Congress to cobble together a temporary fix.

8/7/2013

8/7/2013

Change is hard. Trying new things engages a fear of the unknown that makes most people uncomfortable. Here, Liz B. Davis, director of education technology at Belmont Hill School (Boston, Mass.), discusses ways she has found success managing resistance to change.

8/7/2013

It's been around for nearly 30 years, but researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh have spent four years researching how to conduct 3D printing in a new way—with liquid metals.

8/7/2013

The project will enable the district to sustain long-term energy efficiency in its facilities, while saving approximately 24 percent of its annual energy costs.

8/7/2013

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, "Poor reading and writing skills have a devastating lifelong impact - 75% of school dropouts report reading problems, and at least half of adolescents and young adults with criminal records have reading difficulties."

8/7/2013

Race brings more than 15 years’ experience in education and program, product, and process modification to ASCD. Before joining the association, Race was an educational consultant providing training and support around teacher observation, coaching, and evaluation for The Danielson Group.

8/7/2013

In “Early College, Early Success: Early College High School Initiative Impact Study,” the authors evaluated the impact of dual enrollment on high school graduation, college enrollment, and degree attainment both for the overall sample and for various subgroups, including women, ethnic minorities, and low-income students.

8/7/2013

Kansas City, Missouri-based systems integrator Harvest Productions, which performed the upgrade, housed the new PowerChiton modules inside the stadium’s scoreboard. The compact PowerChiton design enabled the unusual installation, ensuring they are not visible to spectators.

8/7/2013

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September 4, 2013

8/7/2013

The state gifted digital gear to three schools last year, but this year’s candidates had to provide half the cost, or about $740 per student. For schools that succeeded in raising their share, the funding will be spent on high-definition TVs, more computers, teacher training, and swift wireless networks.

8/7/2013

Covering such topics as friending, groups, pages, roles, and account type, Lisa Nielsen offers five tips for maintaining a safe, fun, and successful class Facebook page.

8/7/2013

Richard Byrne offers some helpful ideas on classroom blogging tools, including one that allows readers to leave voice messages, and another which lets students upload files to an ftp site while keeping all the other files on the site private.

8/7/2013

Parents of students who attend Warren School in Litchfield, Conn., came out in force to the Region 6 Board of Education meeting to dispute a blended first- and second-grade classroom that will be implemented next year.

8/7/2013

Just two weeks after the position was officially created, the Board of Education for the Auburn (N.Y.) Enlarged City School District has approved the appointment of a chief information officer who will oversee the district's use of data and technology.

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