K12 Headlines

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Blended learning combines teacher-led instruction and online instruction using computers. Early results suggest the combination of both models gets better results than either element used alone.

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Youth internet addiction has reached a desperate and concerning level — so much so that it's resulting in legal action. Most recently, two California teens were charged with "conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical with food" after one of them drugged her parents' milkshakes to bypass a 10 p.m. internet curfew. When children begin drugging their own parents for extra minutes on the web, the issue has gone from comical to dangerous, and something needs to change.

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Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts has appointed Diane Jones to the position of CIO (Chief Information Officer) & Chief Strategic Officer (CSO).
Jones has been the Chief Information Officer for Detroit Public Schools since August 2010 and recently gained the added duties of Chief Strategic Officer in July 2012.

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Jack J. Elsey Jr. joined Chicago Public Schools as Chief of Innovation and Incubation. Formerly Elsey was Chief Schools Officer for Detroit Rising College Preparatory Schools and Assistant Superintendent in the Detroit Public Schools. Elsey is a Broad Residency graduate and spent four years on staff at Teach for America. Jason Weeby, of Education Pioneers, interviewed Elsey.

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Denali Borough School District

Healy, Ark.

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Adrian City School District

Adrian, Mich.

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Gestalt Community Schools

Memphis, Tenn.

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Monday, January 28, 2013 to Thursday, January 31, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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Monday, February 4, 2013 to Friday, February 8, 2013

Austin, Texas

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013
Las Vegas, Nev.
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Worried about exposure to foul language, immodest dress, peer pressure and other inappropriate behavior, Susan Brown didn't want her two daughters attending public schools — even though she's a substitute teacher in a public school in Minnesota.

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From his desk at the Massachusetts Virtual Academy office on Davis Street, Carl Tillona looked out across the large room at four teachers, each of whom wore headphones and spread out at tables with laptops, communicating lesson plans virtually with students and parents.

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Last week, Marblehead Public School Supervisor of Technology Ken Lord, delivered some grim news. "The Marblehead Public School technology systems are in very poor shape," Lord writes in the executive summary of a draft of the Marblehead Public Schools' Technology Plan, the final version of which was presented at the School Committee's Jan. 10 meeting.

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As the cutting edge of technology has moved from getting computers into the classroom to digitizing textbooks to fully and seamlessly integrating technology into pedagogy, the role of superintendents and other district leaders has needed to shift to ensure teachers and students are reaping the benefits.

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Superstorm Sandy swept the East Coast in late October, leaving not only residents and businesses without power and struggling to stay afloat, but thousands of schools in the region without power as well. It reminded administrators of the need for comprehensive emergency plans to ensure student, staff, and data security.

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