K12 Headlines

1/8/2014

1/8/2014

ASCD announced the release of four new professional development titles for educators.

1/8/2014

The discovery this past week of the exposure of highly confidential Loudoun County Public Schools student and staff information should alarm everyone in the Virginia county. It raises serious concerns about the technical expertise of LCPS staff and the security protocols it and its contractors for technology services have in place.

1/8/2014

The Nebraska Department of Education took a step Monday toward creating a system to hold schools accountable for student achievement by combining what are now numerous rankings into just a few classifications.

1/8/2014

Portland Public Schools and its teachers union were unable to reach a deal despite a 21-hour marathon bargaining session, and both sides are now figuring out what to do next.

1/8/2014

Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to more than 400,000 students statewide now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.

1/8/2014

In a state besieged by budget cuts and where per-pupil spending is among the lowest in the nation, dozens of schools converted to charters in the 1990s and 2000s in search of a funding boost.

1/8/2014

Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez unveiled a proposed 6-month transition plan for consideration by the school board that includes a recommendation to overhaul the district's administrative structure by relocating about 100 employees to individual schools to improve responsiveness.

1/8/2014

As public schools nationwide embrace instruction via iPads, laptops and other technologies, many are realizing they lack the necessary broadband speed to perform even simple functions.

1/8/2014

Teacher apprenticeship can take many different forms, but at its core it means pairing a beginner teacher with an experienced “master teacher” who can both demonstrate effective teaching techniques—a good transition between a lesson and independent practice, for example—and then help the beginner adopt these techniques, reflect on them, and eventually forge his or her own unique style.

1/8/2014

Michael Leathers was appointed to fill the position of director of educational technology and informational services at Saugus Union School District in Santa Clarita, Calif.

1/8/2014

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

1/8/2014

Many “failing” Nevada school were given a pass under the state’s new accountability system, according to a recently released national report.

1/8/2014

To commemorate its third birthday, myON, a business unit of Capstone, is excited to announce that more than 3 million learners nationwide are reading on the myON platform.

1/8/2014

Bill Gates, the Common Core’s godfather and a personalized learning advocate, touts the “intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways.” Inconveniently, on its pathway to a world where children access their education through a “personalized class portal homepage,” the technology express has veered off the rails.

1/8/2014

Something that has become abundantly clear in recent years is that whether your future seems bright or dim depends on where you live. Young people in Europe, for example, are facing an extremely tough time and face the prospect of being less prosperous than their parents' generation. But for their counterparts in India or China, expectations are entirely different, with many of them looking forward to a higher income than their parents.

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