K12 Headlines

9/18/2012

9/18/2012

Using the iPod and iPad in special education is a growing trend. But how do you get started, what is the potential, and what strengths do students need in order to be successful users of this technology? This course will answer those questions and participants will walk away with an implementation plan for a student or classroom to ensure successful use of this technology.

9/18/2012

The eTech Ohio Commission (eTech Ohio), a state leader in promoting access to and use of technology for Ohio learners, will make Learning.com’s EasyTech Online Safety curriculum available for K-12 students, teachers, and administrators in all of Ohio’s public schools and chartered non-public districts. 

9/18/2012

The Follett Challenge, which awarded $100,000 worth of Follett products and services to six K-12 schools a year ago, is returning with the prize money doubled and a new focus looking to reward top-notch educators who are aligning their curriculum to teach 21st century learning skills.

9/17/2012

9/17/2012

On Friday, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis sounded ebullient when she announced that the union had reached a tentative deal with Chicago Public Schools officials.

9/17/2012

i-Ready Diagnostic accurately assesses students, provides detailed, easy-to-use reports to help teachers provide differentiated instruction, and helps school districts across the country implement new and expanding requirements related to measuring student growth and teacher performance.

9/17/2012

Funds For Learning, the nation’s largest E-rate compliance firm, today announced the latest update to its award-winning E-rate Manager® service. E-rate Manager for Mobile allows iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry users the opportunity to quickly and easily track funding data on the go.

9/17/2012

Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced that it is rapidly approaching 20 million graded papers in its awardwinning GradeMark tool.

9/17/2012

Conceptua Math, the leader in online visually-interactive math curriculum, announced a major expansion to its breakthrough Conceptua Fractions program. The newest version introduces a unique approach to teaching math – Keep the Teacher in the Equation.

9/17/2012

The confrontation between Chicago teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel escalated on Sunday when their union extended a strike and the mayor said he would go to court to block the walkout, risking more friction within President Barack Obama's political coalition as the November 6 election nears.

9/17/2012

Longtime school superintendent Randall Collins, Executive Director of the District Administration Leadership Institute shares professional insights on the Chicago teacher strike with Odvard Egil Dyrli, District Administration’s executive editor.

9/17/2012

As states across the country move toward a systemic revamping of their educational assessment programs, while embracing significantly higher standards through Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it is a good time to evaluate how states use learning assessments and whether they can be better transformed as teaching and learning tools.

9/17/2012

Two more local schools are giving their students the option of attending other schools this fall.

9/17/2012

Iowa public schools have a new tool to report and track bullying incidents in detail as they happen throughout the year.

9/17/2012

Even the task of passing around papers is regimented in Adrian Mercado's classroom.

9/17/2012

As he rode the morning school bus and sat in first-period class Tuesday, the 13-year-old student at Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex gave no indication that he had a cellphone-size gun in his pocket — much less that he planned to pull it on his classmates and teacher, according to official reports.

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