K12 Headlines

6/12/2013

6/12/2013

In an age of declining budgets and disappearing arts programs, technology could help make music education more feasible—a hackathon hosted by Spotify and the New York City Department of Education is an early step.

6/12/2013

Big data, open content, mobile learning, and digital printing are just some of the big themes represented in this year’s "NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K12 Edition." The report is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking, and the International Society for Technology in Education.

6/12/2013

Philadelphia’s school budget crisis is taking a toll on the arts.

6/12/2013

One of northeast Florida’s fastest-growing tech companies is launching a trade school program for .NET Framework developers. In August, Pragmatic Works will open Vivo School, an 18-week accelerated training program that will give students Microsoft certification preparation, help them create a portfolio of real-world projects, and spend time developing actual corporate client projects.

6/12/2013

Twenty New York City middle schools will add an extra 2.5 hours to the school day of 2,000 sixth-graders starting in September, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said on Monday.

6/12/2013

Only about one in four students in many of the public schools’ top tech programs is a girl, a statistic that mirrors women’s participation in tech jobs nationwide. As a result, city educators are trying to introduce more girls to STEM, but many say there’s more to it than just getting the word out.

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In part by studying high-performing schools, the Broward school district hopes to find answers to a longstanding problem that has perplexed South Florida and the nation: How to boost the success rates of young black boys?

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Dozens of Detroit public schools were forced to close in recent years as the district sank into debt and parents sought better education options. Now the city is getting high marks for its efforts to reuse those buildings — as churches, substances-abuse centers, housing and more.

6/12/2013

This summer, Ridgewood (N.J.) Public Schools students will get more access to the district's digital library. In addition, for the first time, soon-to-be high school freshmen and some upperclassmen will receive online textbooks for their biology, algebra I and II, art history, and AP chemistry classes.

6/11/2013

6/11/2013

ION Media Networks’ flagship network, ION Television, has continued its steady rise in the ratings, today announcing a year-to-year increase in Q1 2013 in both households (up 3% to 824,000) and total viewers (1,051,000 vs. 1,015,000) during prime viewing hours.

6/11/2013

myON reader allows students to access a unique online environment where they have access to the largest collection of enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, including audio, text highlighting and an embedded dictionary.

6/11/2013

With spending on public cloud backup services estimated to reach $2 billion this year, IDC highlights the need for due diligence in the selection process.

6/11/2013

Spark 101 provides teachers with interactive videos from industry and instructional resources to engage their students with real-world problem solving—integrated directly to a course's curriculum.

6/11/2013

The Arkansas State Board of Education will discuss School Choice, a law passed this session allowing a certain number of students each year to transfer to any school. The Public School Choice Act of 2013, or School Choice, allows parents to decide where their kids should go to school, regardless of district boundaries.

6/11/2013

In April, some 1.2 million New York students took their first Common Core State Standards tests, which are supposed to assess their knowledge and thinking. The first wave of exams was so overwhelming that some parents refused to let their children take the test.

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