K12 Headlines

2/7/2013

2/7/2013

Four former Indianapolis Public Schools taken over by the state will now be under the control of Mayor Greg Ballard. During a Wednesday morning meeting, the State Board of Education unanimously approved Ballard’s request to give him authority over the four turnaround schools. The state took control of Arlington, Howe and Manual high schools and Donnan Middle School last summer after the schools consistently scored “F” grades on state report cards.

2/6/2013

2/6/2013

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the appointment of Brook Colangelo as chief information officer (CIO). Colangelo joins the company from the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where he held the role of CIO since 2009.

2/6/2013

PBS LearningMedia today released findings from a national survey of pre-K-12 teachers that provides a current snapshot of how teachers are utilizing technology in America’s classrooms, the types of technology teachers have access to and their attitudes toward technology.

2/6/2013

The Windows 8 operating system, which splashed on the market in October 2012, is changing the landscape of Microsoft-based computers. The once traditional PC operating system is making the move toward a more mobile, tablet-based environment in schools.

2/6/2013

Mary T. Barra, General Motors’ senior vice president of global product development and an active supporter of STEM, will be the first woman to receive the 2013 Industry Leadership Award from the SAE Foundation, a global charity supporting STEM learning.

2/6/2013

Mesa Public Schools

Mesa, Ariz.

2/6/2013

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

San Diego, Calif.

2/6/2013

It is imperative that Philadelphia’s citizens be involved in planning how to downsize its public-school system.

2/6/2013

Huffington Post blogger Vala Afshar (@valaafshar) recently published a piece called "The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter (and 20 Rising Stars)." I was honored and surprised to be included on the list as #9 and pleased to see K12 CIOS @JDSCIO and @bengrey on the list, as well.

2/6/2013

Technology is so prevalent today, why not engage students in school with the same interactive devices and communication tools they love using? That’s the approach the Princeton City (Ohio) School District is taking to complement classroom instruction, and it is definitely working.

2/6/2013

MSA Security (MSA), an industry leader in high consequence threat protection and specialized training dedicated to helping schools enhance their security measures, is hosting a free symposium to help school officials better understand and address the active shooter threat impacting the nation's schools.

2/6/2013

Voyager Learning, the leading provider of preK–12 intervention learning solutions and education services, announces the new Summer School Grant Program, which provides qualifying districts with substantial grant awards to support the implementation of research-driven summer school solutions.

2/6/2013

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today announced the introduction of its first-ever DLP projectors, the CP-DX300 and CP-DX250.

2/6/2013

In Arizona’s rural Cottonwood Oak Creek School District, 70 percent of students receive a free or reduced-price lunch. Because many students do not have the resources at home to learn about and interact with technology, the team at Cottonwood wanted to foster improved technology skills, while also promoting student engagement in class.

2/6/2013

A robust network that allows students and staff to access the internet is critical for every school district. However, to protect students and comply with CIPA and local regulations, a multi-strategy approach with reporting, monitoring, and flexibility tools is essential.

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