K12 Headlines

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Computer science is driving innovation across all fields, so it makes sense that the Los Angeles Board of Education wants to provide its students with access to the latest technology. Students who develop expertise in computer science will have automatic career advantages. But is the district taking the right steps?

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Leah Kraus, interim chief information officer at UNC-Wilmington, has been appointed to North Carolina Central University’s chief information officer post. Kraus comes to NCCU with more than 20 years of experience in education and technology. She has served as UNC-Wilmington’s interim CIO since 2011 and as associate vice chancellor for services for the past seven years. She will begin her new role on Feb. 3.

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Lori McElroy has been named chief information security officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after serving in a similar role for six years at Texas State University. McElroy will lead an office that will take risk- and metrics-based approaches to information security.

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The city of Modesto’s chief information officer, Bryan M. Sastokas, is leaving to take the same job with the city of Oakland. Under his leadership, Modesto was named a top 10 Digital City for 2011, ’12 and ’13, and received several awards, including the 2012 Quality in IT Practices Award and 2013 Excellence in IT Practices Award.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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School officials are welcoming Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget proposal to fund universal prekindergarten programs, citing research that show children in such programs do better when they enter kindergarten and often throughout their academic careers.

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When done right, frequent testing helps people remember information longer.

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Students frequently take their iPhones and iPads to school — and school administrators’ theft prevention instructions to students may not always stick.

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Idaho could spend tens of millions more on public schools, raise pay for teachers and state workers, and restore services to the poor and disabled – all while still balancing its budget next year with 10 percent to spare, the state’s former longtime chief economist said Monday.

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About 15,000 Cleveland children will be giving their parents an extra message from school along with their report cards this week: Get in to the school and meet with my teacher. It's not a request. It's the law.

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In the first year in which a state law required school districts to report bullying, 1,431 incidents have been documented statewide, according to data the state released to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

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California schools, starting Tuesday, may apply for grants from the state’s new $250-million Career Pathways Trust aimed at preparing high school and community college students for well-paying jobs.

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February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

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I can think of a million reasons the expansion of Chicago charters should be put on hold. For starters, the more money the mayor spends building new charters, the less money he has for existing schools that are already so broke they're worried about paying for toilet paper.

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