K12 Headlines

11/6/2013

11/6/2013

Think Through Math's one-of-kind motivational program provides students with opportunities to make donations to featured charities with their THINK points.

11/6/2013

K12 Inc., provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students in pre-K through high school, honored six school districts that have used innovative online programs transform to education for their students.

11/6/2013

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s support for turning the Buffalo Niagara region into a hub for nanotechnology is expected to bring more job opportunities into the region. However, the issue of educating qualified individuals for these high-tech jobs remains mostly unanswered.

11/6/2013

With limited budgets, it's important that district CIOs spend their funds on technology that is going to make a real difference in student education. Here are 12 new technologies that haven't crossed the chasm into mass adoption yet, and CIO magazine staff feel the jury is still out on whether they will.

11/6/2013

Are budgets increasing or declining? What are the top three priorities and the top three challenges of school district IT leaders? In the latest CoSN IT study, read the top 10 key findings, from budgets to salaries to job titles and more.

11/6/2013

A goal of the Gainesville school system in Florida is to have a personal tablet in the hands of each student, preferably within five years. A discussion about expanding the use of technology was held at the Monday work session of the school board. Director of Technology Keith Palmer and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Jamey Moore presented information about the learning materials available on tablets and other personal devices.

11/6/2013

Voters turned down Grand Blanc Schools' $36-million bond proposal for districtwide technology upgrades. The proposal, which failed by 221 votes, would have funded technology and infrastructure upgrades, remodeled and furnished media centers, purchased security improvements, and replaced the district's bus fleet.

11/6/2013

While students at San Francisco's Marshall and George Moscone Elementary schools have scored well in state standardized tests, doing so has helped put them behind in acquiring technology. Better test scores meant they lost out on the $45 million, three-year federal School Improvement Grants that added computers, iPads and laptops at the Mission District’s struggling schools.

11/6/2013

How to best use available funds to provide technology access in Austin ISD facilities was the focus of a board dialogue Nov. 4. About 83 percent of the 2013 bond money for tech upgrades is allocated to campuses, but actual work using bonds from that election is on hold because the 2013 bond is still the subject of litigation by the Travis County Taxpayers Union.

11/6/2013

A newly designed website for the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) highlights important assets for districts, brings more visibility to social media tools for increased engagement, and improves the user experience on a wide range of devices.

11/6/2013

Kevin Sherrill has been hired as the executive director of technology for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina. Sherrill has been the district’s director of information technology since 2007. He replaces Betty Weycker, who retired in May.

11/6/2013

RPC v2 is designed to facilitate system build-outs by accelerating the design and installation process as well as decreasing operating costs.

11/6/2013

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

11/6/2013

Before the Fast ForWord intervention, brain wave measures illustrated that the children with language-based learning disabilities showed a reduction in brain activity associated with sounds that occur as rapidly as speech sounds do during normal talking.

11/6/2013

At Booker Middle School in Sarasota, Fla., sixth-graders use Kindles and laptops to read their digital textbooks. They've watched a National Geographic video on what it was like deep inside Egyptian tombs. Today, they are designing a magazine and scrolling the internet for pictures on their devices.

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