K12 Headlines

3/27/2013

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Sunset Ridge School District

Northfield, Ill.

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Jackson Public Schools

Jackson, Miss.

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Houston Independent School District

Houston, Texas

3/27/2013

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt appointed Mary Cullinane chief content officer and executive vice president of corporate affairs. Charged with spearheading the company’s content development strategy for the K12 education market and consumer audiences, Mary will expand her current role to drive HMH’s content production and innovation efforts, developing the next generation of digital solutions.

3/27/2013

A report from the Brookings Institution argues that policymakers must recognize the potential for technology to stretch dollars and improve outcomes. "Education Technology Success Stories" includes examples of emerging technologies for education, from robots that give language lessons to stealth assessments that replace traditional testing with game-based observations of competency.

3/27/2013

In the eighth grade, Arlan Jaska figured out how to write a simple script that could switch his keyboard’s Caps Lock key on and off 6,000 times a minute. When friends weren’t looking, he slipped his program onto their computers. It was all fun and games until the program spread to his middle school.

3/27/2013

The old way of calculating a school’s capacity no longer applies in the 21st century, a consultant for the Iowa City school district said Monday night.

3/27/2013

The Long Beach school board voted Monday to push start times at the district’s five middle schools from 8 to 9 a.m. -- a cost-cutting move officials believe will also boost student success.

3/27/2013

Seven "priority" schools chosen for federal funding are among the lowest achieving 5 percent of schools in New York State.

3/27/2013

With an emphasis on accountability coming from one leader, the Pelham City Council on Monday night approved $133,000 for the community's five public schools to fund educational materials and other issues.

3/27/2013

Parents and teachers of students in music programs at Poughkeepsie schools are bemoaning recent cuts in staff and opportunities for students to sing and perform — and protesting any future ones.

3/27/2013

Gov. Rick Scott presented an oversized check for more than $2.4 million to Collier County School District leaders Monday morning in recognition of the district’s performance on the state’s accountability system.

3/27/2013

State legislators are considering a bill that could help children during school hours.

3/27/2013

This PowerPoint presentation will help district leaders build community understanding and support for using Web 2.0 to increase participation, engagement, and 21st-century readiness for all students.

3/27/2013

Spurred on by South Dakota’s pending move to online tests, the Sioux Falls School District plans to spend $7.3 million during the next two years buying Google Chromebooks or Apple iPads for every student, from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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