K12 Headlines

11/20/2014

11/20/2014

Following a $3.2 million gift from The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., MIND Research Institute announced a new curriculum to improve youth financial literacy by developing game-based math instructional software for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

11/20/2014

A new secondary social studies programs from Pearson combines best practices, curriculum standards and technology to engage students with history, geography, government, economics and culture. Pearson collaborated with NBC Learn to produce the program’s myStory videos.

11/20/2014

The new home of Houston ISD's Energy Institute High School will be built near the University of Houston. The university's students are offering up green designs for the magnet school for a chance to have their ideas incorporated in the final design. The high school focuses on preparing students for careers in the energy industry.

11/19/2014

11/19/2014

A new community initiative designed to bring the latest technology to Worcester County’s public schools has been launched with a $100,000 donation from Taylor Bank. The Worcester County Education Foundation will be devoted to increasing the technology available to local students.

11/19/2014

Our schools are stuck in the old mode of paying modest salaries for modest results from teachers. It’s time to experiment with the high wage and high productivity model for teachers. Let’s open some schools where teachers earn $125,000 a year.

11/19/2014

This generation of K12 students is growing up in a society that is increasingly bilingual. While foreign language requirements have long been a core requirement for high school graduation — second language classes at an earlier age would improve overall fluency for most students.

11/19/2014

California high schools with high-poverty students lose nearly two weeks of learning time annually because of teacher absences, testing, emergency lockdowns and other disruptions compared with their more affluent peers in other schools, according to a new UCLA study.

11/19/2014

December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

11/19/2014

December 4-6, 2014
Long Beach, Calif.

11/19/2014

February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

11/19/2014

February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

11/19/2014

March 12-15, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

11/19/2014

District mail rooms used to be hectic. These days, life is much easier for office administrators who must sort the mail. Much of what the U.S. Postal Service did is now sent electronically through email, made available from companies or compiled in “digital backpack” webpages set up by districts.

11/19/2014

The Florida Regional Consortium Program, developed through a partnership with Learning.com and Florida Department of Education, will provide standards-aligned digital content and tools to a large contingent of rural schools at no cost.

11/19/2014

IBM, together with many P-TECH schools and the City University of New York, has introduced a new digital playbook that details a formula that is reinventing high school in the United States and preparing students to enter the workforce with marketable skills that many employers now require.

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