K12 Headlines

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

On Feb. 23, Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools, celebrated his three-year anniversary on Twitter. Anderson began exploring Twitter in 2009 as a way of finding people with similar interests, opposing views, and resources on integrating technology in the classroom to share with teachers and staff in his district of 57,000 students.

3/28/2012

Until recently, student electronic devices, from cell phones to iPods to laptop computers, were the forbidden fruit in schools. But with technology budgets languishing and such devices becoming more powerful, affordable and omnipresent in students' lives, district technology leaders are now eyeing a welcome educational harvest through bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs.

3/28/2012

The Idaho State Department of Education announced it has signed an agreement with Discovery Education to provide digital content to classrooms across Idaho for the next five years. 

3/28/2012

Educators are finding a new way to organize and collaborate resources for transition to the Common Core, curriculum mapping, and classroom activities.

3/28/2012

The work of 35 young scientists, researchers and videographers has won a Maricopa middle school a $100,000 technology package.

3/28/2012

Even as the financial literacy movement gains steam oversees, it may be losing momentum in the U.S.

3/28/2012

Saddled with $50,000 in student loans, she decided that spending more time in class would derail her from pursuing opportunities in the job market.

3/28/2012

Students in New York City’s public schools cramming for tests can delete words like birthdays, junk food, Halloween, dinosaur and even dancing from study lists.

3/28/2012

S. Dallas Dance, chief middle schools officer in the Houston school district, has been chosen as the next superintendent in Baltimore County.

3/28/2012

Florida’s new grade formula would not lower a school’s rank more than one letter grade under a set of recommendations presented to the state Board of Education on Tuesday in Miami.

3/28/2012

It’s taken a while, but money has begun to trickle into the Georgia Foundation for Public Education, a little-known entity with big hopes of raising money for public education in Georgia.

3/28/2012

During a roundtable discussion with school administrators, union leaders and legislators Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said officials are taking the right steps to improve public schools in the First State.

3/28/2012

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday that he won't sign the revised education reform bill as approved Monday by the legislature's Education Committee, but he added that those who drafted it agree it's not finished yet.

3/27/2012

3/27/2012

Students using the computers at Camdenton High School here in central Missouri have been able to access the Web sites for Exodus International, as well as People Can Change, antigay organizations that counsel men and women on how to become heterosexual.

3/27/2012

With the new web-based Reading Assistant software from Scientific Learning Corp., students can practice reading on their own with one-on-one personalized feedback and guidance and also receive the benefit of direct instruction when it matters most.

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