K12 Headlines

7/31/2013

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As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to announce a proposal to revise the E-Rate program and provide more opportunities for schools, libraries and other learning environments to secure essential broadband access for the country's students, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today announced a series of webinars focused on empowering education leaders to advocate more effectively for much needed updates to the program.

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The partnership will allow MOREnet members to use an affordable archiving solution that includes enough flexibility and customer support to integrate successfully with their various email solutions.

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ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has appointed Susan Race as the association’s director of professional development.

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For the past 10 years, New York University's Polytechnic Institute has run a competition called Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). Students compete to find flaws in various websites' security measures, and exploit them to gain access to the sensitive information stored within. The National Security Agency and other government agencies have been known to recruit talent from among the competitors.

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Charlottesville and Albemarle public schools, both in Charlottesville, Va., are ramping up investments in online courses, partly in response to a new state mandate requiring at least one online course for graduation. The district administrators also believe it’s the best way to prepare students for the challenges of college and careers.

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Middle Tennessee school districts, like their peers across the state, are still struggling to close academic achievement gaps between groups of children, especially the gap between students with disabilities and those without, according to state test results.

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October 29-November 2, 2013

Anaheim, Calif.

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February 13-17, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

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March 19-20, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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June 1-6, 2014

San Diego, Calif.

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The University of Massachusetts-Amherst appointed Julie Buehler as vice chancellor of information services and strategy and chief information officer (CIO). Prior to this appointment, Buehler held several executive-level positions with the University of Rochester, including most recently, deputy CIO.

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Rio Grande resident Kerry Higgs, a former police officer and member of the city's Board of Education, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of James R. Washington II of West Cape May (N.J.) on the Cape May County Technical School District.

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Esther Cepeda argues that faculty should use technology to learn better communication skills, not just to regurgitate information to students. Educational technology, she feels, has become a multibillion-dollar racket for an ever-expanding number of companies selling everything from computers, tablets, and software to schools desperate to improve educational outcomes.

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If someone hacks into your credit file and steals your identity, you can change your PIN. But if your iris scan is stolen, you can’t change your eye. Bottom line: If your biometric information is taken, you have no protection, which means that using iris scans to track students is putting their identities at risk.

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The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has put together a list of frequently-asked questions about online learning, with sections for parents, teachers, and administrators. Information includes how to start an online or blended learning program, and how to find quality online courses to implement in your school.

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