Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:28pm
Nearly one in 10 K12 students are sexually abused by teachers, coaches, principals and other personnel, according to the Department of Education. To combat a growing number of abuse cases, a California insurance provider is offering free online training courses to help district staff learn how to report abuse.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:18pm
By 2018, Florida will have 411,000 STEM-related jobs, fourth highest among the 50 states, and nine out of 10 jobs created in the state before the end of the decade will be in STEM-related fields.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:57am
The constantly expanding world of mobile education means apps have become the tech of choice for implementing the Common Core. Administrators must now wade through hundreds of Common Core-aligned apps to determine which will get the best results.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:44am
A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading skills. But some researchers remain skeptical of its claim of increasing achievement without additional instruction.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:34am
About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian. Members of the American Library Association call it a national crisis, as colleges and careers increasingly require students to have expansive digital literacy skills.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:07am
Physical and sexual abuse in schools, once seen as an isolated local concern, is now a national issue. A Congressional report estimated that as many as 4.5 million K12 students are subject to sexual misconduct and physical or verbal abuse.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:51am
Having great educators in the classroom is one of the keys to fostering successful students and an effective school—but finding top-tier educators can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive. And the hiring process is especially challenging in today’s landscape.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:30am
KnowledgeNet introduced its new authorized Citrix training. KnowledgeNet's Citrix course catalog includes training for XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer, XenMobile and NetScaler. The company is also offering hands-on instructor-led Citrix training in various cities for the first time.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:26am
LeapFrog Enterprises unveiled its first educational, active video gaming system, LeapTV. It is designed specifically for children ages three to eight years old. This new video game console system combines activity and movement with educational curriculum.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:09am
As a result of strong policies and increased awareness of its dangers, steroid use among high school students has dropped. But the fight is far from over, and we can — and should — do better.
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