K12 Headlines

3/5/2014

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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You can't just place students in front of digital content and expect them to succeed. This poor practice is what I call "Disjoined Blended Learning." One of the first things we must realize in any implementation of blended learning is the fundamental, essential role of the teacher.

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Too often, technology is put into teachers' hands without any proper explanation. If teachers are not embracing ed tech, it doesn't necessarily mean they are scared of the digital age, but rather just doesn't know how to use the tools found working their way into the classroom.

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The school populations of Nevada and Arizona are expected to increase by 20 percent in the next decade—but these states also are in the bottom 10 on the list of per-pupil spending.

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Now, with all of the resources available, not having your curriculum accessible by internet is quite unfathomable. After establishing your crisis-proof curriculum, you may even use your crisis management plan to develop a few summer break lectures and drills to reduce slippage in core subjects.

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The 2014 Illinois Computing Educators "Educator of the Year" award was awarded to Marisa Burkhart, director of ed tech for Chicago's Huntley district, for her work implementing technology in the classroom and training teachers how to use it.

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NYC Generation Tech's "Code4Tomorrow" student hackathon is a tech entrepreneurship competition in which high school coders dream up and build a digital product that benefits their community while learning the skills tech companies see as necessary.

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HUMAN is now an Official Service Partner of the National School Boards Association, which will allow HUMAN to work with member state associations on complying with the USDA's new Smart Snacks In School rules, which go into effect on July 1, 2014.

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The results of a scientific research study on Benchmark Education's Benchmark Literacy reading program among K6 students in several Virginia schools showed that the program helped 11 percent more students score proficient or advanced on Virginia's SOL test than their state’s average.

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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A controversial bill allowing people to keep guns locked and out of sight in parked cars on school property passed the Indiana House, with mostly Republican support.

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After 11 snow days so far for Jefferson County Public Schools and other districts, Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that could waive as many as 10 instructional days for districts that have missed several school days because of the weather.

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Columbus' Board of Education voted to close five schools at the end of this school year. The board also approved the resignation of former Independence High School Principal Christopher Qualls, who had been implicated in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.

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A new Harvard School of Public Health study comparing vegetable and fruit consumption before and after federally mandated standards in 2012 showed that the students did actually eat more of each while the amount of waste left behind remained similar to before the standards were changed.

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Over 100 at-risk youth from Buffalo's Brighter Choice Charter Schools attend a bi-weekly after-school academy that promotes the sciences at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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