K12 Headlines

12/4/2013

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Much of the modern education reform movement has centered around the drive for data. The video gaming industry does much the same thing, but for a different purpose. It is becoming a data-driven industry where games evolve depending on how they are played, and some game designers are hoping to take these new skills and apply them back to education.

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Latinos are closing the digital divide, according to a report from the Pew Research Center. The survey shows that Latinos are 2 percent more likely to own a cell phone than whites, 3 percent more likely to use a smartphone and 16 percent more likely than whites to be accessing the internet from a mobile device.

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Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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Andrew Cox, the Aiken County School District's new tech director, is a self-described classic computer geek with a long career in technology that started in the Aiken district. He succeeds Dal Stanley, who will retire in January after 27 years with the South Carolina district.

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Joseph Mazza, who has been principal of Knapp Elementary School since 2007, part of the North Penn School District, is stepping down effective Dec. 4 to accept a grant-funded position within the district that involves helping administrators, home and school associations, teachers and other groups to connect and collaborate through social media.

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Angie Besendorfer, Joplin assistant school superintendent, announced that she will leave her local post to become chancellor of WGU Missouri, a nonprofit, online university.

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A state audit found shortcomings in how administrators at the North Carolina Virtual Public School reported enrollment totals and evaluated teachers, but found no evidence that educators were overpaid. About 50,000 public school students across the state take part in the school's more than 100 online courses .

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New research into the role of the CIO has highlighted what recently appointed incumbents must do to succeed in their new position. Despite potentially being more important than ever before, CIOs are still often seen as ‘the black sheep’ of the C-suite.

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The editors of District Administration magazine are proud to present the 2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. This year’s winners were chosen from more than 1,800 unique nominations sent by K12 leaders who detailed the products’ positive impacts on their schools.

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The subject of digital citizenship comes up frequently in conversation, but since we’re constantly using technology and interacting in digital communities, an ongoing discussion about the topic is a necessity.

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The Blairsville-Saltsburg School District has been recognized by Apple for making good use of technology in enhancing instruction for its students.The district's iPlan has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-2015—a distinction granted to just a handful of districts in Pennsylvania.

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The 76 students enrolled in the Duluth school district’s alternative high school have mostly done away with paper and pencils. To improve student achievement, the district spent about $25,000 on Google Chromebooks to help teach students using a “flipped classroom” model.

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When technology instructor Deirdre D’Urso began teaching tech classes at Hudson Public Schools in Massachusetts, the emphasis was on keyboarding, drawing programs, PowerPoint presentations and word processing. Today, the classes use Google Docs in the cloud, and the teachers use Edmodo, which allows shared homework assignments, quizzes, and videos.

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