K12 Headlines

2/13/2013

2/13/2013

Students in Opelika City (Ala.) Schools are learning how to do things in new ways thanks to new technology. Now, they can take advantage of the newly placed emphasis on digital technology in education with more than 200 new Kindles and software that have been placed in the system’s intermediate, middle, and high schools.

2/13/2013

Last year saw 48 acquisitions in the edtech space, with the biggest buys understandably made by publishing juggernauts. GigaOM has a nice summary of these, which only account for a small slice of the 2,277 overall tech M&As tracked by CB Insights.

2/13/2013

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles School Board got together to consider a Common Core Technology Project Plan. If approved, the plan would initially fund computing devices for 30,000 students at 47 schools for $50 million, beginning this year.

2/13/2013

A $2 million campaign will try to get 21st-century technology into every classroom in the Iowa City school district. The Iowa City Community School District Foundation, a private nonprofit that raises money for the district, launched the public phase of its “EveryClassroom” campaign on Tuesday.

2/13/2013

North Carolina lawmakers want to ensure students and teachers are prepared for a digital world. The House Education Committee approved three bills Tuesday related to school technology and Internet access.

2/13/2013

The American education system should be benefiting enormously from the e-book revolution, but it isn't. Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the major children's literature and textbook publishers are screwing up.

2/12/2013

2/12/2013

Staff Development for Educators (SDE), one of the nation's leading providers of professional development for K-12 educators, is pleased to announce its 2013 PreK-1 Educators Common Core State Standards Academy, taking place July 20-22, 2013 in Chicago.

2/12/2013

E2020, Inc. today revealed a powerful new student experience with a host of features designed to drive deeper student engagement and help schools and districts realize the full potential of their online and blended learning models. In step with the launch of its new platform, e2020 also comes to the market with a new brand identity: Edgenuity.

2/12/2013

State education officials are training teachers to better help students understand how to behave in school and encouraging principals to come up with alternatives to suspension.

2/12/2013

Bundled up against the biting cold on a recent evening, parents of students at Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy knocked on doors and collected signatures in an effort to keep their school open.

2/12/2013

A group of San Francisco residents is threatening to shut down construction on the new Willie L. Brown, Jr. Middle School when work begins later this year unless the school district agrees to hire neighborhood residents.

2/12/2013

Beth Benoit, who is an early childhood curriculum and assessment specialist for the Boston Public Schools, will become the principal of Davis School on July 1, according to Bedford Schools Superintendent Jon Sills.

2/12/2013

John R. Kellogg, 50, will become chief next school year, replacing Dan Good, who plans to retire after six years in charge of the district.

2/12/2013

School officials in Santa Ana were in a bind several years ago: they wanted to build hundreds of new classrooms, but feared that voters would rebel against tax increases to pay for the construction.

2/12/2013

It's wise for school officials to review all their options in the face of tight financial constraints.

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