Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 3:53pm
In a memo, Ryan Kelley, assistant superintendent for instruction at Rockford Public Schools, said most of the approximately 35 students enrolled in a cyber learning program developed by the Kent Intermediate School District failed to make satisfactory academic progress, and the district's board is looking at a blended learning alternative.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:23pm
The Los Banos (Calif.) Unified School District is about half way to having the technology needed for computer adaptive testing, which will be mandatory in California in the 2014-2015 school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:14pm
Bradley County Schools system (Cleveland, Tenn.) is updating technology devices and its infrastructure to better serve students and prepare for PARCC online testing in time for the 2014-2015 school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:10am
The Central High Public Schools (Marlow, Okla.) plans to purchase 60 iPads and much more thanks to a $40,000 grant it recently received from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust. Central High is one of 18 districts to receive a grant.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 8:15am
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has appointed Gregory Smith as the association’s new chief technology officer (CTO).
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 8:12am
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) last week released The CoSN Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition Toolkit at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio,
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 5:35pm
One of the most exciting projects to be funded by the Minnesota sales-tax extension is a new Career Technical Education Center at Heintz—aka C-TECH. The city of Rochester is investing $6.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art facility where Rochester public schools and Rochester Community and Technical College, MnSCU and the local business community will team up to offer vocational training to high school students from Rochester and the surrounding region.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 5:09pm
After decades of failed attempts, the Upper Bucks Technical School in Bedminster Township will receive about $23 million to renovate the nearly 50-year-old facility. But it almost didn't happen. It took an emergency cell phone call to secure the required amount of votes after the first vote failed.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 2:02pm
Broward schools are falling behind when it comes to technology and there's not much they can do about it. The School Board's capital budget pays for technology, transportation, and large construction projects. But with only $35 million to fix a growing number of deteriorating schools, replace an aging bus fleet, and secure school campuses, there's not much left for computer upgrades.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 1:47pm
Microsoft is launching a “Bing for Schools” program that is tailored for K-12 students by “removing all advertisements from search results, enhancing privacy protections and the filtering of adult content.”