K12 Headlines

10/18/2013

10/18/2013

The MPS 602 is available in three models: a non-amplified version with a variable preamp output, the MPS 602 SA that adds a stereo 4/8 ohm power amplifier, and the MPS 602 MA with a mono 70 volt amplifier.

10/18/2013

Now at the push of a button, teachers and administrators will have the additional option to connect to the Social Net Watcher software without having to log out of their Standard for Success profile.

10/18/2013

Luca Lashes eBooks and apps turn “fearful firsts” for children into educational experiences and foster language development by offering eBooks in multiple languages and apps that allow for switching between languages. Select entries in the contest will be shared within the Luca Lashes e-newsletter.

10/18/2013

Schoology’s Resource Apps mark a new frontier of interoperability between education technologies and external content. Until now, instructors and students could only embed links to outside resources, resulting in a disconnected user experience.

10/17/2013

10/17/2013

The nation’s largest teachers’ union is partnering with Teach Plus to launch a selective fellowship that will empower solutions-oriented teachers, most of whom are in the first 10 years of their careers, to advise union leadership on teacher engagement and retention.

10/17/2013

After some reservations about how the district was spending construction money in the years since, Batchelor said he is back on board, impressed by the work of John Morris, the schools' facilities director since 2011.

10/17/2013

Because our students are battling "information overload," an increasingly impactful cultural dynamic that's requiring very specific skills to tackle the ever-evolving digital learning environment. Since many students don't have those skills, they're essentially facing these challenges unequipped to win.

10/17/2013

Under a revised plan, all 650,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District would have iPads to use by the end of 2015 rather than the original target date of 2014. Principals and certified teachers at all of district campuses would have the extra time to attend orientation programs on the use of the devices.

10/17/2013

In his first public appearance since he was shouted down in Poughkeepsie last Thursday, King said the remaining four New York State Parent Teacher Association forums won't be rescheduled, but that he is looking to create "other opportunities to have dialogue with parents."

10/17/2013

Teachers, secretaries and other aides could receive training from nurses to administer the EpiPens, the most common self-injectable form of epinephrine. The auto-injectors contain adrenaline and treat anaphylaxis, a life-threatening, body-wide allergic reaction.

10/17/2013

Threats of increased state oversight and reduced funding are leveled against schools that do not meet complex standards. Ultimately, these guidelines reduce the rigor and flexibility of academic instruction.

10/17/2013

The problem of assigning students with special needs to stronger schools afflicts the entire system. It is a mistake to single out charter schools, many of which are high-performing, for shortcomings that are common across the board.

10/17/2013

A ceremony today will mark the rehabilitation of eight schools in the city, which received aid from a state agency geared to oversee construction projects in schools across the state. Mayor Linda Balzotti and state Treasurer Steven Grossman will recognize the efforts by the Massachusetts Schools Building Authority, or MSBA, which has so far invested more than $103 million in Brockton schools.

10/17/2013

During the half-hour discussion, representatives from PresenceLearning and Pearson will share lessons learned from a year-long pilot of live online speech-language assessments. PresenceLearning speech-language pathologists (SLPs) administered more than 500 assessments during this time. Panelists will also discuss which assessments can be administered online and the practicalities involved.

10/17/2013

A family of four would pay about $400 more each year, she said. Since most families get tax refunds, those would typically be smaller.

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