K12 Headlines

5/8/2014

5/8/2014

Acknowledging that education exists not only as an academic, but also as a social and socializing experience for children, it can be argued that a uniform or dress code remains exponentially beneficial.

5/8/2014

A rapidly growing body of research looks at whether low-cost parental engagement interventions can cause changes in student performance. Results from randomized experiments suggest that involving parents is a potent, cost-effective and scalable way to increase student achievement in a number of settings.

5/7/2014

5/7/2014

Career technology programs have evolved far beyond traditional vocational education classes of the last century, in woodworking, cosmetology and automotive mechanics. The new programs emerging are designed to fill skills gaps, particularly in STEM fields, such as aeronautics, energy and robotics.

5/7/2014

A blended learning charter school could be headed to Kent County as early as fall of 2015. The blended education format will be universal across all subject areas at Kent County Prep, and every student regardless of ability will have double blocks of math and English language arts.

5/7/2014

Many states, now more than a year into Common Core implementation, have discovered the standards and its accompanying curriculum are not what they were promised. The opponents include parents and educators from all ethnicities.

5/7/2014

While many states struggle with high unemployment and too few jobs, Colorado has a unique problem—plenty of available and high-quality jobs but too few qualified workers to fill them. Colorado's business leaders are working with education leaders on the Future Forward Colorado initiative to align K12 standards and expectations with the rigor and requirements needed for students to succeed in college and careers.

5/7/2014

Districts in Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania turned to online learning in lieu of time in school to make up for missed class time due to weather cancellations. Many implemented e-learning days, during which students read through online lessons and completed assignments at home to meet class-time requirements.

5/7/2014

Several Wayne Hills High students with special learning needs are filling in as in-house tech experts, setting up computers in schools throughout the district. The students are part of the transition skills program, which trains students who are not usually college-bound for careers once they leave high school.

5/7/2014

Education professionals are split on whether vocational training in high school helps or hurts students. While the rhetoric of the last few years has centered around encouraging students to go to college as a way to find gainful employment and a guaranteed route to the middle class, some are increasing their calls for multiple pathways to those outcomes.

5/7/2014

Extron's new Global Configurator Professional can be used for control systems and applications that range in scope from single projector classrooms to large, elaborate control system designs.

5/7/2014

Scientific Minds has a new partner in delivering its comprehensive science content to students – the Puffin Academy app. The Puffin Academy web browser works on iOS and Android devices. Scientific Minds' users can now access Science Starters for elementary, middle school, biology and chemistry from these devices.

5/7/2014

Sanford school administrators are planning the process to replace departing Sanford Regional Technical Center Director Jim Stopa.

5/7/2014

The Cumberland County board passed a $70 million bond ordinance, another major step forward in completing its goal of building its proposed new county technical education center. The school will be built on the Cumberland County College campus.

5/7/2014

The Redmond School District has selected Jeremy Macdonald as its new director of technology and innovation. The technology services are currently contracted through the High Desert Education Service District. With the district’s growing instructional technology needs, the IT services will be brought in-house beginning July 1.

5/7/2014

The Erie School District is expanding its career and technical education program in an effort to offer more courses to more students in all city high schools. The expansion will mean 300 additional students will have access to the programs.

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