K12 Headlines

2/5/2014

2/5/2014

Aaron Yeiser has been selected to serve as the technology integration specialist for Daviess County Public Schools in Owensboro, Ky. Yeiser replaces Catherine Shelton, who recently accepted the position of director of curriculum and technology at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

2/5/2014

Wisconsin public school officials spoke out last week against provisions in a new Republican bill that would grade schools on an A-F scale.

2/5/2014

In this Q&A, Richard Culatta, of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology, talks about how schools can vet information using a new online registry. The registry is designed to help educators easily find the best resources for their needs.

2/5/2014

House Speaker Becky Lockhart is finalizing a massive education proposal aimed at putting learning technology in the hands of each of Utah’s more than 600,000 students. The price tag on the bill, between $200 million and $300 million, makes it the most ambitious education modernization push in Utah history.

2/5/2014

Texas led the nation in job growth for the fourth straight year. But in Dallas, there’s a problem. Nearly half of the recent job openings required a bachelor’s degree, but only one-third of the population had one. YouthSpark, an education effort from Microsoft, is designed to shrink the job gap.

2/5/2014

Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. are among the companies pledging more than $750 million in computers, software and services to an Obama administration project to give almost all U.S. students access to broadband and wireless technology.

2/5/2014

Liam O'Marah from Connect Learning Today interviews Don Rescigno about StrataLogica, a world map educational tool, and its new app, on the exhibit hall floor of the BETT2014 conference, an i2i event in London.

2/5/2014

SpecialNeedsWare, the creators of AutisMate, a technology platform for autism, has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s pediatric teaching hospital, to revolutionize communication and language development for those with autism and other cognitive and linguistic disabilities. SpecialNeedsWare will integrate the hospital's Visual Immersion System, a first-of-its-kind visual language curriculum and support system, into its special ed tech platforms.

2/4/2014

2/4/2014

Edmentum Assessments includes diagnostic and formative assessments along with prescriptive content that equips students with personalized learning paths.

2/4/2014

For school superintendents tracking their budgets and state aid payments, something is different this year. Tens of millions of dollars in aid are going to districts not from the State General Fund but rather the State Highway Fund.

2/4/2014

The grant will enable NEFC to increase its capacity to provide ongoing Responsive Classroom professional development to educators in large U.S. school districts and to mobilize technology as a central solution for providing Responsive Classroom services and products across the nation.

2/4/2014

An Associated Press analysis finds that there have been at least 11 school shootings this academic year alone, in addition to other cases of gun violence, in school parking lots and elsewhere on campus, when classes were not in session.

2/4/2014

Unlike many large school districts, Hillsborough has a history of longevity in its leadership. The superintendent's position is a prime example—MaryEllen Elia signed her contract in 2005.

2/4/2014

State lawmakers will take up a proposal today that would prohibit school districts from collecting biometric information, including the characteristics of fingerprints, hands, eyes and the voice.

2/4/2014

Gov. Rick Snyder’s state budget will propose a $322 million boost in K-12 school spending. He will call for $11.7 billion in spending for 2014-15—that’s a 2.8 increase, but only about one-fifth of the increase represents extra money for classrooms.

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