K12 Headlines

6/6/2013

6/6/2013

The nationally recognized charter school will reopen a larger, two-story building to accommodate students from the lower elementary grades, who will attend school with fifth and sixth-graders.

6/5/2013

6/5/2013

This report discusses the promise of sophisticated digital learning systems for collecting and analyzing big data as users interact with digital systems. It proposes that this data can be used by developers and researchers to improve learning systems and to strive to discover more about how people learn.

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June 8-14, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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June 10-12, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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June 17-20, 2013

Hot Springs, Ark.

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June 23-26, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

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June 23-25, 2013

Washington, D.C.

6/5/2013

Classroom Products has introduced a tablet carrel that is made for student privacy and hardware protection. Review this and other new products from School Fuel, Bretford, Hatch Early Learning, Schneider Electric and more.

6/5/2013

Children in elementary school at the Huntington County (Ind.) Community School Corporation during the 2013-2014 school year will not receive individual iPads. The board of trustees voted 5-2 on Wednesday, May 30, to shut down phase two of the digital curriculum, which would have given iPads to elementary school students.

6/5/2013

Four students in Maine had the chance to study shoreline organisms this past year thanks to a pilot program created by Vanderbilt University's Aspirnaut Program, which uses Skype to bring hands-on science experiments to rural classrooms in Arkansas, Maine, Montana, and Tennessee.

6/5/2013

Rick Mills, superintendent of Manatee County (Fla.) schools, said the school district is dysfunctional and in need of stronger executives, so he's making changes at the top. Mills will unveil his reorganization plan on Monday, which includes a chief information and technology officer.

6/5/2013

The first recipients of the Long Island (N.Y.) Forum for Technology scholarships were announced recently in an award ceremony held at the Western Suffolk Board of Cooperative Education Services’ Wilson Technological Center.

6/5/2013

Liberty will pay about $900,000 a year for four years to lease about 3,200 MacBook Air laptops for all high school students. Thousands more will be spent to upgrade software and pay for product licenses, computer bags, expanded wireless connections, and teacher training. Teachers will get laptops over the summer to begin their work, and students will get theirs in the fall.

6/5/2013

The Akron Digital Academy, started by the Akron public school system in 2002 to capture some of the students leaving to study online, will no longer be associated with the public school system due to a change in the law that prohibits sponsors from sitting on the academy's board.

6/5/2013

Results of the 2012-2013 national occupational competency exams show that almost 89 percent of seniors at York County School of Technology who were tested scored either "competent" or "advanced," exceeding the national standard of 72 percent and the state average of 82 percent for career and tech ed high schools.

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