Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:26pm
The innovative team at Northwest ISD (NISD) is leading the way in Texas by adding new geo-visual technology to their set of district analytic tools. GuideK12 is thrilled that NISD leadership selected GuideK12 to save them time and support data-driven decisions to enable their rapidly evolving planning needs. The GuideK12 platform visualizes student data on an interactive map to allow real-time analysis for academic needs, boundary planning, capacity analysis, and resource placement.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:11pm
More than 80 percent of iNaCA graduates will continue their education and immediately enter four-year colleges and universities or community colleges and approximately 19% will attend vocational schools, enter the military, start careers or pursue other plans.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:06pm
Net Texts, developed to make iPads, tablets, Android devices, and the PC more useful education devices in the classroom, has now added the Net Texts Reader. With Net Texts Reader, students can open an instructional audio or video item in a corner of their screen to enhance the course work assigned to them by teachers through the Net Texts OER (open education resources) system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:24pm
The Hartford, Conn. school board rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of the district's education reform efforts through mid-2016.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:17pm
The Tucson Unified School District's governing board voted 4-1 to appoint Heliodoro Torres Sanchez to lead Tucson schools after John Pedicone announced his resignation in March.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:57pm
The Indianapolis Public School Board has picked eight semi-finalists to interview to become its next superintendent. Board president Diane Arnold hopes to narrow the list to three or four finalists by Monday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:37pm
Jim Merrill, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, has been named superintendent for the Wake County (N.C.) school system. Merrill, who worked at Wake schools as an English teacher for 16 years early in his career, lauded the district as a leader in the state and nation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 9:09am
Our writers and editors are always looking for experts and educators who can be sources for our articles. We also want to hear about how school districts are using various products to improve the learning environment and enhance operational efficiency. Here are several ways to get involved with our editorial department.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 8:54am
We are writing a story about the use of video games in K12 education. We are looking for experts, educators, and software designers who can tell us about the latest thinking on how games should—and shouldn’t—be used in school. Follow the link to contact us.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:50pm
ON June 6, at a middle school in Mooresville, N.C., President Obama set a goal of high-speed Internet in nearly every public school in America in five years. It was a bold and needed pronouncement — except that in 1996 President Clinton said virtually the same thing, calling for libraries and classrooms to be “hooked up to the Information Superhighway by the year 2000.”