K12 Headlines

8/20/2013

8/20/2013

The results of the pilot were significant. Students were able to input text on tablets quickly and efficiently after only a short introduction. They naturally adapted to the Si Evolution keyboard.

8/20/2013

This new extended warranty is available for purchase at any time during the original warranty period and applies to the Signature, Short Throw, SLIM and Pro series of projectors.

8/20/2013

With less than two months on the job, Lee Superintendent Nancy Graham received some positive news from four of her bosses: No need to reapply for her job.

8/19/2013

8/19/2013

As students head back to school in the next few weeks, they're more likely than ever to arrive dressed in a school-sanctioned uniform, an increasingly popular policy that may not improve schools as advertised.

8/19/2013

The new Mobile Programmer, developed to enhance the capability of the Logic Web Manager system, is ideal for granting temporary access at remote locations or activating a key at some future date and time.

8/19/2013

Students at Chicago Public School’s Florence Nightingale Elementary School have wasted no time exploring the more than 4,000 enhanced digital books that they have access to through the PLUS Tech (Personalized Libraries to Uplift Students) initiative offered through Chicago Public School’s (CPS) Department of Libraries and myON.

8/19/2013

Before they get past the front desk, visitors to Dublin schools will be required to swipe their driver’s licenses through a machine that searches for their information in a national database of sex offenders. The technology, which cost the district $34,000 and also prints visitor badges, is rarely used in central Ohio schools but is an example of new efforts to monitor who has access to students.

8/19/2013

This event in Miami is one of the first in a series of back to school events Comcast is hosting in 23 states across the country to raise visibility about bridging the digital divide in America and connecting more families to the Internet.

8/19/2013

With the average American child spending up more than 20 hours a week in school, it follows that they’re doing a good part of their daily eating there as well. Here’s an update on changes that state and federal health officials are making to ensure that what kids are noshing on in between class nourishes their bodies as well as their brains.

8/19/2013

Minority and low-income parents are more likely to see serious problems in their schools—from low expectations to bullying to out-of-date technology and textbooks—than those who are affluent or white, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Poll.

8/19/2013

Charter schools, vouchers schools, and online schools aren’t all the same – and they often don’t even have to meet the same educational requirements to operate. After his daughter recently tried to get into college and was denied, saying that her charter school diploma was worthless, David Sheriff, a dad of two, says he understands the ongoing concern about quality control in non-traditional schools.

8/19/2013

Three months after a tornado cut a swath of devastation through Moore, Okla., leveling an elementary school where seven children died, state officials and residents are debating the costs and benefits of making safe rooms mandatory in schools.

8/19/2013

Education officials are taking a more sensitive approach to student misbehavior for the upcoming school year with a newly revised disciplinary code. The 2013-2014 version of New York City’s annually updated guidelines, which will take effect next month when classes resume, include new rules to encourage the use of counseling, reduce bullying and protect students with special needs.

8/19/2013

The SnapKeys partnership with OCPS is a unique and successful one that has brought much needed digital resources to area schools. SnapKeys hopes to implement the Si Evolution keyboard in many more OCPS schools in the future.

8/19/2013

A Jersey City school board member accused of using his influence to benefit himself and his child will be the subject of an ethics hearing in Newark this week. Sterling Waterman, the board’s vice president, is charged with attempting to involve himself in the day-to-day operations of School 16, on Sussex Street, which his son attended until June.

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