K12 Headlines

7/17/2013

7/17/2013

Recognizing that Countryside Elementary School (Newton, Mass.) was woefully behind other elementary schools in incorporating technology into the curriculum, the Countryside PTO Technology Campaign raised $72,000 this school year for technology in its classrooms and library.

7/17/2013

Confronted with the difficult task of keeping his children engaged during Skype conversations, Ken came up with Chatty Kidz to create an interactive and collaborative environment where the entire family can contribute to the child's learning from anywhere in the world.

7/17/2013

The key advance here is that by using the Focus and Alertness neurofeedback (brainwave biofeedback) of the Peak Achievement Trainer, highly effective brain training was accomplished in a lot less time, a total of five hours--twelve sessions, only one a week, instead of the usual two or three.

7/16/2013

7/16/2013

Heralded as a visionary, conciliatory leader when tapped last year to become Santa Clara County's top educator, Xavier De La Torre now is accused of creating an atmosphere of fear that has employees fleeing and his bosses unhappy enough to deny him extra pay.

7/16/2013

School districts and those who work in them are finding social media sites — like Facebook, Twitter and others — as useful ways to communicate with parents and community members.

7/16/2013

CrossTec SchoolVue for Android includes chat and request help functionality along with the ability to broadcast the teacher's screen directly to student tablets; lock tablet screens to gain attention; engage students with class surveys; display lesson objectives, and more.

7/16/2013

California has defiantly refused to follow the administration's lead in grading the performance of teachers and using those measurements to reward the best teachers and punish the worst.

7/16/2013

Florida’s formula for grading its schools — hailed as a model nationwide — may be rewritten again this year to include a controversial “safety net” that would keep grades from dropping more than one letter.

7/16/2013

Taking advantage of the Tableau Data Extract API has made it easy to incorporate Rapid Insight models into the Tableau visualization products

7/16/2013

A recent study which assessed more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers and their admission standards, training and value found most teacher training lacking in proficiency based teaching strategies which could add to the U.S. achievement gap.

7/16/2013

The Snowline School District has named former assistant superintendent of human resources Luke Ontiveros as the district’s new superintendent.

7/16/2013

Dr. Joseph Macharola was almost at a loss for words. "I look forward to serving the community here in Muhlenberg," Macharola said to the Muhlenberg School Board.

7/16/2013

The Wallington Board of Education promoted from within and voted to appoint Principal James Albro as the new superintendent of schools.

7/16/2013

The new capability of the Blackboard Analytics™ platform leverages more than 25 different factors to build a risk profile based on a student’s academic background and focus, test scores and changes in performance.

7/16/2013

The debate brews Tuesday, when the first of several legislative hearings will be held by a subcommittee tasked with making a recommendation to the Michigan Legislature on whether to halt the common core here or continue to move forward.

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