K12 Headlines

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

Bridget Collins waited a long time to go back to McDonogh School.

11/20/2012

Dr. Jane L. Beyer Westerhold, superintendent of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62, has been selected the 2013 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).

11/20/2012

With Apple’s iPad now outpacing PC purchases by K-12 schools across the U.S.*, Bloxx Inc. is introducing its latest Bloxx Web Browser for iOS6 to help schools manage their Web content filtering and internet access policies on the Apple devices they issue or make available to students and teachers.

11/20/2012

Louisiana's Constitution and a court decision require that for any nonpublic school to receive state funds the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education must certify that it has "curriculum or specialized course of study of quality at least equal to that prescribed for similar public schools."

11/20/2012

Recruiting and retaining top teaching talent is a struggle for many high schools.

11/20/2012

Initial reports indicate that only 60 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot in last week’s presidential election. Key to growing citizen participation in   elections and other activities that will maintain a strong U.S. democracy is an increased emphasis on civics education in schools.

11/20/2012

iPads ready and headphones in place, Elizabeth Docken's fifth-grade class is in position for the hunt.

11/20/2012

iPads ready and headphones in place, Elizabeth Docken's fifth-grade class is in position for the hunt.

11/20/2012

Joshua Grier, 12, of Upper Marlboro said he was upset that a former friend at Kettering Middle School had joined others in imitating him.

11/20/2012

State policymakers and educators will get their first look today at a massive overhaul of Michigan's public education funding system that already is being labeled a vehicle for school vouchers.

11/20/2012

As many as four new charter schools could open in Pittsburgh next fall, and others are in the works for elsewhere in Allegheny County.

11/20/2012

In this latest research, the Evergreen Education Group looks at how far districts have come with online learning, as well as how far administrators still have to go, and what is needed to get there.

11/20/2012

In this DALI Summit feature session, Karen Talbert, part of the executive leadership team at Learning.com, busts the myths about what digital literacy is and isn't. She talks about the critical technology skills today's students need to be able to solve tomorrow's problems and how to ensure teachers are prepared to get them there.

11/20/2012

Five years ago, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams sent their respective students home with videos of themselves. Rather than assigning traditional homework, the teachers gave students time in class, with their close supervision and help, to put their learning into practice, giving rise to the concept of the 'flipped classroom'. Whether Bergmann and Sams were the first to practice flipped learning is probably unknowable, but they’re among its loudest proponents, having spoken at national conferences and co-authored the book, “Flip Your Classroom.”

11/20/2012

As the person in charge of technology in your district, it's important to keep on top of the solutions that can help schools improve learning and increase efficiency. We're here to support that effort. District Administration magazine has selected the Top 100 Products for 2012, many including administrator testimonials. These solutions are the best of the best. Look for Top 100 Products in the December issue of District Administration (and save it as a reference) or view it online at districtadministration.com today and all year long.

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