K12 Headlines

9/10/2012

9/10/2012

Central Dauphin (Pa.) School District (CDSD) has chosen SafeConnect to manage its wireless network and extend it to students and faculty, allowing access to a variety of learning resources such as Moodle and Scholarport. SafeConnect, widely implemented by both leading colleges and K-12 school districts to meet 1-to-1 computing initiatives, identifies and authenticates mobile devices and provides a mechanism to assess and enforce network security policies in real time.

9/10/2012

Follett has sponsored a new website, K12DigitalDecisions.com, a timely and robust resource to help educators and districts navigate the eReader highway and answer the critical question, “Which Comes First ... Content or Device?”

9/7/2012

9/7/2012

As of Wednesday, it’s now illegal in New York, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new bills into law designed “to protect New York’s children and teenagers from the harmful effects of cigarettes.”

9/7/2012

North Carolina's school board is clearing 25 new charter schools to gear up for opening next year, the biggest jump since a statewide limit on charter schools was removed last year.

9/7/2012

If teachers strike, Chicago Public Schools officials will rely on other unionized school employees to keep an eye on students who come to school buildings kept open around the city, according to briefings given to aldermen Wednesday that revealed additional details of the district’s strike contingency plan.

9/7/2012

The one-year Wipro Fellowship program for teachers is aimed at developing competencies and galvanizing their leadership potential to make them catalysts of change in their schools, districts and among educators.

9/7/2012

Featuring a full classroom management system, a complete third through fifth-grade Common Core curriculum, as well as a supplemental sixth through eighth-grade curriculum, the newest version of Wowzers is now supported on any mobile device, including iOS and Android platforms.

9/7/2012

The game’s goal is to provide an engaging experience for players aged 8-14 to strengthen foundational skills that help them recognize ethical issues and deal with ethical situations in their own lives.

9/7/2012

Google Docs allows teachers and students to create and collaborate on documents in real time in the Cloud while Read&Write for Google Docs provides the support tools needed to make these documents accessible to all.

9/7/2012

Early Childhood Family Center quickly outgrew its walls and needed someplace else to go.

9/7/2012

In this study, the District Management Council’s Nate Levenson uses the largest database of information on special-education spending and staffing ever assembled to uncover significant variance in how districts staff for special education.

9/7/2012

Georgia is the sixth state in the nation to offer the Microsoft IT Academy to all its high school students. The state is putting up just over six hundred thousand dollars, while Microsoft is putting up 23 million dollars for the project.

9/7/2012

The State Board of Education will revisit its annual measurable objectives for mathematics achievement Sept. 27 per the request David M. Foster, the board’s president.

9/7/2012

The Wareham Public Schools Transportation Department has consolidated bus routes due to budgetary shortfalls, which has buses nearly hitting capacity.

9/7/2012

Montgomery County classrooms would get a $14.5 million infusion of technology if a request from schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr passes the school board and county council.

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