K12 Headlines

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

Discovery Education and 3M have named 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, N.H., winner of the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her innovative, cost effective, and sustainable water-purification system.

10/23/2012

After years of neglect, education is a hot area of interest for technology startups. Y Combinator is the latest startup in this space.

10/23/2012

The Maine Education Association has dropped its lawsuit targeting a law requiring insurers, health maintenance organizations and other medical service organizations to provide information concerning a school unit’s insurance claims history.

10/23/2012

Those considered popular in secondary school earned 2% more decades later than oddballs such as Napoleon Dynamite – a so-called popularity premium. So says a new analysis of data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which follows more than 10,000 people who graduated from the blackboard jungle in Wisconsin in 1957.

10/23/2012

Boston school officials announced today that they intend to tap an education-management company to convert the Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester into a charter school next fall, under a proposal to boost student achievement at the academically struggling school.

10/23/2012

The East Aurora School Board voted Friday to rescind a policy on transgender students passed just five days before. The policy aimed to protect transgender and gender-nonconforming students’ right to privacy, and would have asked teachers to respect students' pronoun and name choices.

10/23/2012

Attorneys for hundreds of school districts told a judge Monday that Texas' system for funding public schools is "hopelessly broken" and could eventually cost the state billions of dollars in lost tax revenues.

10/23/2012

Take me outside when it's snowing. Help me find words to describe what I'm seeing, feeling and experiencing. Say the name of an animal and have me make that animal's noise. When we're reading, ask me to turn pages and predict what will happen next. It will keep me interested. These are examples of activities listed in the Nebraska State Department of Education's new pre-kindergarten education calendar, all written from a child's point of view.

10/23/2012

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), one of the highest ranking public school systems in the country, has picked the Blackboard Learn platform to replace its current learning management system (LMS) and deliver all state-offered online courses as well as professional development for the state’s 60,000 teachers.

10/23/2012

As the leader in 1:1 technology implementation research, Project RED has made a commitment to bring its research practices to action. As part of this commitment, the organization has selected five additional districts to become Project RED Signature Districts.

10/23/2012

A two year-old overhaul of city special education programs has produced disappointing results, a new analysis shows.

10/23/2012

CIO Deb Karcher discusses how administrators can use this new technology to enhance enrollment management and inform their most crucial district decisions.

10/22/2012

10/22/2012

For a third consecutive year, VizZle is offering their innovative visual learning software free to school districts for helping children with autism and special needs.

10/22/2012

As postsecondary institutions seek to implement new practices that ensure high-quality education despite significant economic pressures, research and consulting firm Eduventures has released a white paper identifying electronic transcript (e-Transcript) exchange as a viable solution.

10/22/2012

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, has developed more than 30 "BrightLink Bright Spots" training videos to help teachers and technology trainers better understand the wide range of features available through EPSON®BrightLink ultra-short throw and short throw interactive projectors.

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