K12 Headlines

2/13/2013

2/13/2013

Westtown (Pa.) School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, January 25 to inaugurate a new Digital Media classroom. The space supports an innovative Digital Media course in the Art Department which is consistent with a schoolwide vision for STEAM education, adding art and design to the more traditional STEM constellation – science, technology, engineering, and math.

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This guide focuses on interactive video communication, or telepresence, which simulates a traditional face-to-face environment, the very oldest form of teaching, but no longer limits students and teachers to being in the same place. Participants at multiple sites are able to see, hear, and interact with each other in real time. Telepresence is assisting K20 schools around the world in overcoming geographic and financial barriers.

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Southborough, Mass. resident Roger Challen served the town for three years as a member of the Board of Selectmen. Now he’s looking to serve the town once again, but in a different capacity.

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William "Will" Blaylock has been named chief information officer for the Rockwood (Mo.) School District, effective July 1. Blaylock, a brigade commander in the National Guard, replaces Steve Beatty, who is retiring at the end of the year.

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The Pittston (Pa.) Area School Board voted 7-2 to hire Christy Savokinas as the new director of technology and online learning coordinator during Tuesday’s regular board meeting.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to Thursday, February 28, 2013

Las Vegas, Nev. 

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Monday, March 11, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013

San Diego, Calif.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Saturday, April 20, 2013

Denver, Colo.

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Las Cruces Public Schools
Las Cruces, N.M.

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Chicago Tech Academy

Chicago, Ill.

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Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township

Indianapolis, Ind.

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Last week we brought you the announcement of John Danner stepping down as CEO of Rocketship Education. EdSurge's Kris Hattori followed up with the serial entrepreneur to squeeze out some more details on his next edtech idea.

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With some major names behind it as funders and advisors, the new nonprofit inBloom aims “to make personalized learning a reality for every U.S. student by improving the effectiveness, variety, and affordability of education technology.”

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Republican state Auditor Dave Yost called on lawmakers and education officials to change the way they determine school attendance for state funding and increase oversight of districts after nine were caught manipulating enrollment numbers.

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