K12 Headlines

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a new set of academic standards Tuesday for private schools participating in Louisiana's expanded voucher program.

7/25/2012

7/25/2012

Promising better connections and fewer dropped calls, Wilson Electronics announced the availability of the Sleek 4G-V, the world's first 4Gsignal booster designed to improve cell reception in vehicles such as school buses.

7/25/2012

K-20 institutions are maintaining current levels of technology growth despite difficult budget conditions, according to the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

7/25/2012

We spoke with several K12 vendors at ISTE 2012 and asked about trends for the upcoming school year.Watch the video

A student at Florida Virtual School completes coursework online before dance practice.
7/25/2012

Virtual school programs-especially online high school courses-are gaining traction in school districts around the country. According to a report issued in November 2011 by the National Center for Education Statistics, 55 percent of the more than 2,000 school districts surveyed had students in distance education programs during the 2009-2010 school year.

7/25/2012

Mobile technology has the potential to be the next boom industry for education. Companies interested in tapping into this market now have a resource that defines the wants and needs of district leaders related to mobile devices with the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, published by IESD Inc. in collaboration with STEM Market Impact.

7/25/2012

While hiring dedicated social media managers is commonplace in the private sector, it's rarely seen in school districts.

7/25/2012

ASCD is bringing its Fall Conference on Revolutionizing the Way We Lead and Learn to Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 26–28, 2012.

7/25/2012

Contest offers unprecedented grand prize of $45,000 in curriculum, training, and equipment in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month.

7/25/2012

Follett Software announced that Hunterdon Central Regional High School District in Central New Jersey has adopted Aspen, the company’s student information system.

7/25/2012

The Idaho Lottery is reporting another record year, posting more than $175 million in sales during the last fiscal year.

7/25/2012

The good news for the highest discount applicants is that USAC has notified the FCC that it has identified a total of $1.05 billion which are available to carry forwardfor E-Rate funding into subsequent funding years.

7/25/2012

UPDATE: Schools will no longer face sequestration cuts in upcoming school year, although cuts for 2013-2014 still loom.

7/25/2012

Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

7/25/2012

Educating children starting at an early age increases their opportunities and benefits the larger economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a video prepared to be shown Tuesday.

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