K12 Headlines

2/26/2014

2/26/2014

Cree, Inc. is expanding its outdoor lighting portfolio with two new LED luminaires, which can cut energy consumption by 65 percent and nearly eliminate maintenance costs to replace outdated HID luminaires.

2/26/2014

Blended learning is becoming entrenched in California schools, but elementary schools and high schools are taking different approaches when integrating learning technology.

2/26/2014

The Software & Information Industry Association released the Best Practices for the Safeguarding of Student Information Privacy and Security for Providers of School Services as guidance for providers of educational services to educational institutions.

2/26/2014

Students will soon be able to film movies and produce TV shows in a new digital arts studio with a 3,100-square-foot sound stage, a control room, an editing suite, a voice-over room and a TV studio complete with several cameras and a teleprompter.

2/26/2014

The STEM2Dream foundation was formed with the goal of providing a space for after-school STEM programs for students in an Ohio district, as well as professional development for teachers.

2/26/2014

Responding to requests from area educators, organizers decided to change the form of this year’s 108th annual Western Wisconsin Education Conference to focus completely on technology training.

2/26/2014

Schneider Electric completed an energy savings performance contract with two local districts spanning 12 facilities and incorporating dozens of efficiency upgrades, saving the districts over $2.4 million in energy costs over the 15 year partnership.

2/26/2014

The book provides practical routines and developmentally appropriate activities that foster an environment for young learners to master core kindergarten content along with the Common Core State Standards and show teachers how to conduct authentic assessments.

2/26/2014

The Jackson Chamber of Commerce and Jackson-Madison County Schools partnered with local businesses to use Treehouse's software to offer computer programming education to local high school students.

2/26/2014

The K12 assessment and learning analytics company announced a $40 million minority investment from Google Capital.

2/26/2014

GreenTECH, funded by a three-year, $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation to Solar One, MOUSE, and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative, is focused on STEM skills, environmental sustainability and green technology.

2/26/2014

Jim Wynne, inventor of Lasik, visited STEM middle and high schools in Akron as part of a series of guest speakers who inspire students to cultivate creativity as they study to become scientists and engineers, and hopefully innovators.

2/26/2014

Metro Nashville school officials did not back down from a controversial new policy that defines where new charter schools in the county can locate to ease overcrowded elementary schools.

2/26/2014

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.

2/26/2014

A new social media messaging app is creating a cyber bullying problem in high schools across the nation after students in Mobile, Ala., were arrested on suspicion of making terroristic threats on the app YikYak.

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