K12 Headlines

1/31/2013

1/31/2013

Montgomery County Public Schools will know by Friday what changes it needs to make to its teacher and principal evaluations next school year.

1/31/2013

For years, there’s been an ongoing discussion about the digital divide between the “haves” and the “have nots.” As technology has advanced, so has that gap, which is driving fundamental changes in how we work, learn, and live.

1/31/2013

Virginia public schools will get the same kind of report cards their students take home if legislation endorsed Wednesday by a House of Delegates committee becomes law.

1/31/2013

Senate Bill 2395 provides matching funds to local early childhood education programs through school districts, private and parochial schools, private childcare centers and Head Start.

1/30/2013

1/30/2013

Desert Hills High School computer programming students are experimenting with new ways of incorporating the programming theory they have learned in class. Students explore computer science in the class and usually spend most of their time learning to code simple business applications.

1/30/2013

The Boston Globe’s Newspaper In Education program is launching a digital pilot program that is putting iPads—as well as digital subscriptions to BostonGlobe.com—into public school classrooms in Boston and Stoneham, Mass.

1/30/2013

Westerly Public Schools, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is participating in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign celebrates innovative teaching and highlights practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students.

Westerly is hosting Digital Learning Day events to highlight the innovation happening in schools with Feb. 4-8 designated as Digital Learning Days.

1/30/2013

Calcasieu is one of several school districts in the state of Louisiana making notable digital technology gains, according to the Louisiana Department of Education. Officials recently released updated reports on the progress of technology readiness in the state through Louisiana's Technology Footprint.

1/30/2013

Britannica Digital Learning is developing over 300 new e-books aimed at young children. The majority of the new titles, which will be curriculum-aligned for K6 and below, will encompass science, social studies, language arts, and math. The e-books are expected to be available by June.

1/30/2013

More than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders are meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday.

1/30/2013

MDR and K12 recently conducted a survey of school and district administrators regarding their online learning programs. This report highlights the best practices and lessons learned in implementing online learning programs in K12 schools.

1/30/2013

This issue's featured companies/products include Corwin eLibraries, eInstruction Workspace, Superstar Learning Company, eChalk's Custom Web Design Services, LearnSprout's Dashboard App and Vernier's Mini GC Plus.

1/30/2013

Testing radiation effects emitted by cellphones was difficult to determine for Betty Aita Rukh-Kamaa, a seventh-grader at Robert Goddard French Immersion School of Prince George's County (Md.) Public Schools, but she said assembling her science fair project was much easier.

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