K12 Headlines

10/10/2013

10/10/2013

About 100 Unity students may spend the entire academic year attending school in nearby Claremont due to construction delays at the new elementary school.

10/10/2013

This new model of schooling is exploding onto the U.S. education scene. Off-the-shelf courses, facilitated by distant and often lower-skilled educators, are much cheaper than running a physical school, meaning there are big profits to be made.

10/10/2013

Sex education curriculums are often characterized by opponents as programs that, by imparting sexual information and distributing contraceptives, simply encourage teenage sex. But actually, teens who have taken such a curriculum are more likely both to delay sexual activity and to use contraception correctly when they do have sex.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Apple’s iOS 7 was supposed to make it easier for schools to manage the iPads that are becoming increasingly common in the classroom. But for some, the latest version of the mobile operating system is proving to be a bit of a headache.

10/9/2013

Marilyn Gavitt, instructional technology coordinator for Martin County Schools in Stuart, Fla., talks teaching, instructional technology, and professional development with Connect Learning Today in a Skype video interview. Learn how Gavitt’s staff went from very little technology to interactive tech throughout her district.

10/9/2013

AMX has announced that Scott Bahr has joined the company as executive vice president, global sales, effective Oct. 1. Mr. Bahr comes to AMX from Nokia, where he held a number of senior sales executive posts, including, mostly recently, general manager of global channel sales.

10/9/2013

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is the 2013 recipient of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

10/9/2013

A North Carolina school district has suspended the use of 15,000 tablets after reports of multiple hardware issues, including the device’s charger melting at home. Districts everywhere have had high hopes that the affordable tablet would help bring K12 education into the 21st century. But melting accessories are not a good sign.

10/9/2013

Superintendents and other education leaders from across the country will convene at the Women in School Leadership Forum to be held in Coronado, Calif., on Oct. 17 and 18. This meeting comes at a time when one out of four superintendents throughout the country are women, according to a survey conducted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

10/9/2013

The Malden Public Schools, in Mass., are aiming to promote early childhood literacy with a new software platform. Titled Footsteps2Brilliance, the program will allow all Malden students access to a library of talking e-books and educational games through smart phones, tablets, and computers.

10/9/2013

In addition to a multitude of construction projects and repairs made over the summer, the Bayonne school district has upgraded its internet infrastructure by going wireless, which will allow the school to prepare for the Common Core by moving tests online.

10/9/2013

Within weeks, nearly 2,000 students boarding buses in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District will be able to swipe a card over a bar-code reader that is linked to GPS tracking. Each swipe will tell the school district – and, ultimately, inquiring parents – where and when a child got on or off the school bus.

10/9/2013

Some months ago, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and schools Superintendent Richard Carranza met with Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff to ask the tech titan for some financial support to boost access to technology in the city's 12 middle schools. It was a gutsy plea—enough to buy hundreds of iPads, provide wireless access in classrooms, and leave enough extra to train teachers to use all of it well.

10/9/2013

With only 24 percent of U.S. eighth-graders writing as well as they should, many educators are looking to online curricula for help. Gayle Mathis, a seventh-grade English teacher at Hickman County Middle School in Tennessee, uses SAS Curriculum Pathways Writing Navigator, which is provided at no cost to educators and students.

10/9/2013

Marshalltown schools are implementing curriculum and assessment tools from Learning.com as a key component of the district’s digital conversion initiative to help students develop 21st-century skills.

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