K12 Headlines

2/12/2014

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Springfield teachers got hands-on training in a variety of classroom technology recently, as part of the first-ever Public School Education Technology Conference. The event welcomed teachers from across the district in hopes of showing them some of the best ways to use technology to advance their lesson plans and help students learn.

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Changing technologies—and lax regulations—require extra steps to protect information in the age of smartphones, tablets and cloud storage. These new technologies bring enormous benefits for administrators, students and teachers, but they come with risks, particularly to privacy and information security.

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Is 1-to-1 mobile computing an essential tool that can help transform K12 education, increase student achievement and prepare students for 21st-century success? The honest answer is—it depends.

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Former West Virginia governor and Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise and N.J. school district science supervisor Rebecca McLelland-Crawley delved into blended learning with edtechchat co-founder Tom Murray as part of the third annual Digital Learning Day.

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By now, Salman Khan’s transition from hedge fund analyst to education technology mogul is well known in Silicon Valley. A decade ago, Khan began tutoring his 12-year-old cousin over the phone and through primitive instant messaging tools. Ten years and $7 million later, his Khan Academy online educational video empire counts 10 million monthly users in 200 countries.

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With the addition of the Department of Agriculture’s $10 million-plus in distance-learning grants for rural schools, the financial pledges to narrow the technology gaps in schools total nearly $3 billion when added to commitments from the FCC and several private technology companies.

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Capital Region BOCES is seeking $3.4 million over four-and-a-half years from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer more science, technology, engineering and math programs for local students.

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Board members in a workshop with the state’s education department worried about how to give choice to families in unaccredited districts, without sacrificing the children who stay behind.

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The Alamance-Burlington School System has a new executive director of technology and career and technical education. Dennis Frye was with Rockingham County Public Schools since 2007, and last served as director of instructional technology and media.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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The Bethlehem Area School Board rejected a proposed charter school with an aerospace science curriculum in a military-style setting, citing a lack of community and financial support, among other concerns.

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Thousands of school board members, administrators, and educators will convene in New Orleans to take part in the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) 74th Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2014.

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Early education is an investment in the future, an investment that has been shown to reap dividends by study after study. It's an investment that has been lacking in recent years in the state of Illinois.

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It is fitting that a community so rich in talent and focused on the arts makes every effort to reach out to the next generation when it comes to sharing the culture. Two NY museums are doing just that.

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