San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee would like to get public schools' tech levels up to that of private schools, and has asked successful tech firms to “adopt” one of San Francisco’s 12 middle schools to provide them with learning tools. As a result of his request, he may be able to announce a large private gift to schools within the next few weeks.
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, announces Becky J. Berg—superintendent of the Deer Park School District in Deer Park, Wash.—as the association’s new President.
Gov. Rick Scott presented an oversized check for more than $2.4 million to Collier County School District leaders Monday morning in recognition of the district’s performance on the state’s accountability system.
Despite my time being cut short at TCEA 2013 thanks to a huge winter storm slamming into the Northeast where I live, I was still able to learn about a variety of new products for the K12 world. Many products come together to form a modern, 21st-century classroom: hardware, software, mobile applications, even furniture, which were all showcased at TCEA.
After 15 years, the limitations of the center’s original live sound console were becoming all too apparent, prompting an upgrade to a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Performer 3 32-channel digital console with built-in DMX lighting control.
Gov. Rick Snyder got some hands-on experience Tuesday with the type of cyber charter school program that will be expanding next fall under a new Michigan law. The self-described nerd’s tech skills came in handy as he read “Memoirs of a Goldfish” to roughly 90 children in grades K-3 who watched and listened online through the Michigan Virtual Charter Academy.
The pursuit of the newest technology can make people do some unusual things. The Lincoln-Sudbury Parent Organization, it turns out, is no exception. This Saturday, the group will be holding its first charity auction to raise money to buy new laptops, tablets and other devices for the high school, which recently launched a major campaign to update its aging technology.
A Florida Senate budget proposal includes money for teacher raises, but the State Board of Education is worried the spending plan does not set aside enough money to expand Internet access at state schools. The Senate budget proposal unveiled Wednesday sets aside $76 million to expand Internet access at state schools.
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is urging a federal appeals court to ensure that school districts are not required to reimburse parents who unilaterally choose educational placements for their children with disabilities if those placements are not appropriate under federal special education law.