K12 Headlines

4/24/2013

4/24/2013

Riverside County (Calif.) supervisors authorized the sale of $21 million in bonds by the Coachella Valley Unified School District to support districtwide technology upgrades and supply every student with an Apple iPad.

4/24/2013

In preparation of upcoming digital changes in Hamilton City Schools, two teachers within the district will soon take on the role of full-time technology instructional coaches. Zach Vander Veen, director of technology, said he hopes to have the spots filled by the end of the school year.

4/24/2013

From 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, the Parent-Teacher Organization of the grades 6-8 Madison Junior School will host a special event, “Connections in Bloom,” to raise funds to support the need for advanced technology at the school.

4/24/2013

Petitions to put a countywide school technology millage on the ballot in September soon will begin circulating throughout Muskegon County (Mich.). Eleven school districts have petitioned the county to seek the 1-mill property tax increase to pay for technology improvements.

4/24/2013

As blended learning is implemented in more schools across the country, administrators need to consider which online programs will most effectively drive student success. This web seminar, originally presented on February 14, 2013, addressed the future of education, the benefits of implementing blending learning, and how online programs can meet students’ unique needs.

4/24/2013

The first thing Bartow County Virtual Academy students learn is that online classes aren’t as easy as A, B, C. They’re also not for everyone. Those also were early lessons for district administrators who opened the academy in January 2012 to 50 students in a former high school located an hour northwest of Atlanta.

4/24/2013

Imagine access to your district’s email system on mobile devices tripling in two weeks. This is what Deb Karcher, CIO of Miami Dade Public Schools and her team faced after Christmas 2012. “Santa Syndrome,” a term coined by Karcher, resulted in the 50,000 users accessing the email system on personal devices before winter break jumping to 150,000 when the schools reopened after the holidays.

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The Kutztown (Pa.) School Board approved a $171,500 technology infrastructure upgrade. "The vision is to provide reliable and current resources," said Dr. Christopher Harrington, director of Bridges Virtual Education School.

4/24/2013

Before we know it, gone will be the days of bubble sheet testing and paper student assessment, replaced completely by computer screens, smart phones, tablets and any other mobile device the future may have in store for us.

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With a current install base in excess of 11 million desktops and devices, NetSupport technology is relied on by education institutions worldwide to provide the most feature rich, intuitive and innovative classroom management and instructional technology solution.

4/24/2013

The Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education; the Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, and the EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.

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The program works by blanketing the school with posters that both explain how the program works while warning would-be perpetrators that anyone can report them with unprecedented ease. A simple, benign text message is all it takes.

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New Superintendent Rick Mills, the former chief executive officer of Minneapolis Public Schools who started in Manatee County on March 20, has recommended former Minneapolis colleague Don Hall, a chief information officer, for one of two deputy superintendent posts he created earlier this month.

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Charter school families in Horry County will rejoice in August when Coastal Leadership Academy opens its doors, providing a charter high school option for students who now attend charter schools that only provide instruction through grade eight.

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Intensive work is being done across the district to remediate children affected by allegations of forged test scores as well as those who have simply fallen behind.

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