K12 Headlines

10/23/2013

10/23/2013

Brooklyn Technical High School, with its 1,400 classes and 5,525 students, is the largest specialized science and math school in the U.S. But students say it's the school’s dedicated staff that is transforming their education into the defining time of their lives.

10/23/2013

Students at Portage Central Middle School in Michigan are learning how to design a vehicle that's faster and can travel farther than any currently available. The project, which requires blueprint design work and engineering skills, is preparing students to work in the local manufacturing industry.

10/23/2013

A pair of state lawmakers are asking for $100 million in bonds to replace school textbooks with digital devices. Republican state Sen. Gerald Dial of Lineville and Rep. Jim McClendon of Springville told the Anniston Star that textbooks are obsolete and they estimate the state could eventually save $15 million by replacing them.

10/23/2013

Glendale USD in southern California has taken an unprecedented step in bullying and crime prevention by paying a company to analyze students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media.

10/23/2013

Mission US is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC in association with WNET with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

10/23/2013

The CIO position in the K12 education sector has changed in three primary ways: From managing boxes and wires to providing service and support; from making decisions in a vacuum to making collaborative decisions with others; and from being an under-the-executive-radar manager to having a seat at the executive leadership table.

10/23/2013

The Raptor system allows schools to screen all visitors to campus against the registered sex offender databases of all 50 states and issue instant sex offender as well as custody alerts.

10/23/2013

State-adopted academic content standards set forth expectations for what students should know and be able to do in core academic subjects and serve as the foundation for assessment development, instructional materials adoption, teacher professional development, and curriculum implementation in K-12 education.

10/23/2013

If sequestration continues, the pain for school districts dependent on impact aid will worsen.

10/23/2013

Efforts to expand technology in the Sioux City school district have earned Technology Director Neil Schroeder an award as one of the state’s top administrators. Schroeder was named Iowa Technology & Education Connection’s administrator of the year Friday. The award is given to a principal, superintendent, or other administrator who expands the use of technology in their district.

10/23/2013

All schools in Nassau County will soon be equipped with new wireless panic alarms designed to bring help quickly during emergencies.

10/23/2013

The morning after a 12-year-old boy opened fire at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, killing a teacher and wounding two students before turning the gun on himself, police said they do not have a motive for the seventh-grader's actions and did not release his identity "out of respect for his grieving parents."

10/23/2013

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10/23/2013

ASCD announced today the release of Short on Time, a short-format ASCD Arias™ publication that answers the crucial question, how do I make time to lead and learn as a principal?

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