K12 Headlines

2/28/2013

2/28/2013

Teachers in districts nationwide are already receiving pink slips as administrators brace for the major education budget cuts set to occur with the March 1 sequestration, says Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

2/28/2013

California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.

2/28/2013

Lodi Unified School District Board President Ralph Womack said he wasn’t familiar with any classes that specifically teach coding, though several broader courses are open.

2/28/2013

A lengthy discussion at the Tuesday, Feb. 26, Board of Education meeting centered on a presentation in relation to exempting high school athletes from physical education classes.

2/28/2013

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told Texas senators "to go big or go home" when it comes to pushing changes to public education policy on Wednesday.

2/28/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to establish 10 new programs modeled on Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), the IBM-backed school in Brooklyn that takes students through high school and two years of college with the goal of meeting the demand for workers with the right skills for high tech jobs.

2/28/2013

The district’s multicultural programs director, Clara Evans, said the spelling bee is another way to both encourage students to study and maintain their Spanish-speaking skills and promote the district’s bilingual efforts and programs.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013

Assess4ed.net is a free resource open to all designed to help address the challenges and leverage the opportunities of next-generation assessment systems powered by technology to ensure readiness for next-generation computer-based assessments, improve curriculum and instruction aimed at college and career readiness, and leverage technology to achieve better results and cost-savings.

2/27/2013

Port Chester (N.Y.) schools are hoping to capture a piece of an $87 million pot of money that is available to New York schools serving low-income students to purchase new technology and software.

2/27/2013

As the state prepares to move to computer-based standardized testing by 2015, the Lakota Local School District, Ohio’s seventh largest public school district, is about eight years behind when it comes to technology infrastructure, according to an independent consultant who recently evaluated the district’s technology.

2/27/2013

As technology evolves at a rapid clip, the Cullman County (Ala.) Board of Education has overhauled some outdated acceptable use policies in an effort to keep up, including policies governing pagers and electronic communication devices; the student acceptable use policy for technology; the employee acceptable use of school technology policy and the student technology use agreement compliance form.

2/27/2013

March 11-13, 2013

San Diego, Calif.

Note: Online registration is closed but registration is available on-site.

2/27/2013

School districts will now be able to use lottery funds to buy technology devices and wire schools thanks to a bill that cleared the House Education Committee Tuesday.

2/27/2013

In his ongoing effort to make New York City a technological powerhouse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed the 20 middle and high schools selected for the city’s new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program. As part of the program, the schools will get “comprehensive computer science and software engineering curriculum” for around 1,000 students. The program will launch this September and is expected to grow to 3,500 students by 2016.

2/27/2013

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium offers a technology planning framework for member states preparing to implement the assessment system in the 2014-2015 school year. The framework provides minimum hardware specifications and basic bandwidth calculations that will allow schools and districts to evaluate which of their existing devices will support the administration of next-generation assessments.

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