K12 Headlines

2/6/2013

2/6/2013

A $104.2 million school budget for 2013-2014 won unanimous Board of Education approval Monday, of which $1.1 million will be spent on technology.

2/6/2013

DeLaSalle High School (Minn.) senior guard Luke Scott uses his own devices to analyze, dissect, and prepare for opponents. Sitting in the comfort of his home, with no teammates, coaches or projectors around, Scott taps on his school-supplied iPad to watch videos of how Blake's offense handles a zone defense and how Providence Academy breaks a full-court press.

2/6/2013

Police suspect former Easton (Pa.) Area School District employee Tom Drago accessed his colleague's computers without their permission, copied documents that may have contained student information, made an unauthorized recording of a closed school board meeting, and may have taken photos of a female school employee's breast, according to a search warrant filed by Forks Township Police.

2/6/2013

Common Core proponents have relied on bafflement and obfuscation to shut down inquiry by the paying public into the very political process of putting the initiative into action -- a process monetarily supported by private education corporations.

2/6/2013

More teachers in the U.S. are embracing "flipped classrooms" and are bringing to schools digital tablets and laptop computers to create the 21st-century classroom -- but how does the U.S. compare in effective use of technology in education to other countries?

2/6/2013

On Jan. 15, Lynda.com announced a $103 million investment led by Accel Partners and Spectrum Equity. The 17-year-old service, which offers online tutorials in web design, photography, and business, has trained more than 2 million people worldwide.

2/6/2013

Concetta Raimondi, 36 year veteran of public education and currently superintendent of Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis, Ind., will be honored by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and awarded the 2013 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award during the AASA National Conference on Education (NCE), Feb. 21-23 in Los Angeles, Calif.

2/6/2013

The award-winning Pinellas County Schools (PCS) has chosen ASCD as its newest professional development partner.

2/6/2013

Investing in technology is a top priority for the Concord (N.H.) School District, with money budgeted for increasing wireless access, providing iPads for students and more in next year’s proposed $72.8 million budget, which was presented to the school board last night.

2/6/2013

A $50,000 grant to the Charter School for Applied Technologies will be used to buy equipment for its advanced manufacturing experience lab, which provides high school students hands-on experience to pursue manufacturing careers in the region, officials said.

2/6/2013

Today's graduates will barely recognize the high schools those born this year will attend, as technology dramatically transforms education in the next decade. Technology already helps students learn more and better, and makes their learning more relevant to the changing needs of families and the economy.

2/6/2013

Sacramento's local education reform efforts illustrate a broader national trend: corporate funding of education reform via nonprofits to alter public schools.

2/6/2013

Both houses of the General Assembly this afternoon passed bills to create a special school district designed to take over and fix failing schools.

2/5/2013

2/5/2013

Cadiz Harrison Hills Jr/Sr High School is under new leadership with Duran Morgan, who has stepped into the role of building principal.

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