T.H.E. Journal News

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Despite Challenges, Most K-12 Teachers Would Recommend the Profession

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 19:36
Standardized testing and policies originating from those outside the profession were cited by teachers as their greatest professional frustrations.

Northrop Grumman Launches Fab Labs Contest

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 17:18
The Northrop Grumman Foundation has launched the Fab School Labs contest, which will grant five winning middle schools up to $100,000 to create a state-of-the-art science lab.

Yuma District Plans Massive Personalized Learning Campaign

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 15:09
Following the successful passage of a $4.8-million bond issue in November, the Yuma Elementary School District 1 in Yuma, AZ, is planning a personalized learning program that the district hopes will enhance educational opportunities for all of its 9,000 K-8 students.

5 Schools Win Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grand Prize

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:20
Schools from California, Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Washington have won the fifth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a national competition created in 2010 to encourage innovation while engaging students in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning.

Survey: More Educators Are Using Social Media for Fundraising

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:30
According to the sixth annual CASE/Huron/mStoner Social Media Survey, 57 percent of respondents reported using social media to fundraise in 2015, compared to 47 percent in 2014.

South Carolina District Taps Partners To Launch Home Internet Access Pilot

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:30
Spartanburg School District Seven has teamed with a local housing authority and two private partners in a project that will provide home Internet access for students living in public housing.

Report: Majority of Teachers Purchase School Supplies for Students

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 19:31
This year 91 percent of teachers used some of their own money to pay for school supplies, and 38 percent used only their own money, according to a new report from The NPD Group.

College-Bound High Schoolers Finding Favor with Online Choices

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 16:04
College-bound high schoolers are showing more interest in the blended model of instruction and less interest in going for the all face-to-face approach. That finding surfaces in the latest edition of Eduventures' annual "College-Bound Market Update Report."

Florida Schools Use Early Warning System To Identify At-Risk Students

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 13:59
Florida school districts now have access to digital tools designed to help them identify the early warning signals that students may need additional support to improve academic performance or stay in school.

PresenceLearning Launches Online Special Education Service

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 13:30
PresenceLearning can connect schools and districts with fully credentialed special education teachers who are located remotely and can deliver instruction to students with mild, moderate and severe needs.

Report: 4 Possible Future Credentialing Systems

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:05
Methods of documenting the knowledge and skills of students and employees could change dramatically over the next 10 years, according to a new report from KnowledgeWorks, a nonprofit organization that works with schools and communities to foster personalized learning.

ExploraVision Competition Winners Selected

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 07:00
Winners of the ExploraVision Competition, announced April 29, have used bio-scaffolding technology to create surgeon's tools, found ways to dispose of electronic waste, discovered how to detect food poisoning and protected sea turtle hatchlings — all with technology that may not be available for 20 more years.

Nation's Report Card Holds Steady in Social Studies

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 16:31
Part of the nation's report card is out, and it's holding steady — though far from gloriously so.

Research: Smartphones Driving Online Activity Among Teens

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 14:30
Ninety-two percent of teens say they go online daily, including 24 percent who say they're online "almost constantly," according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center.

Report: Teacher Leadership Is Key to Common Core Success

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 13:30
A new report from the Center for American Progress examines districts throughout the country where collaboration between management and unions has given teachers a meaningful voice in implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Tiny District Deploys Gigabit Speed Network

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:15
Kahlotus School District in southeast Washington state, with just over 50 students in gradesK-12 and 18 employees across four buildings, has upgraded its network to gigabit speeds in preparation for its digital learning initiatives.

Research: Short Online Interventions Can Improve Student Achievement

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:10
Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Texas, Austin studied the effect of brief, Web-based interventions on high school students at risk of dropping out and found that students' grade point averages increased after only two 45-minute sessions.

Putting in a Solid IT Infrastructure Top Category for District Spending

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:05
A company that sells technology into the school environment, along with other segments, has declared IT infrastructure the number one budget area for schools in the coming "annual buying season."

Texas District Chooses Cloud System To Stay on Top of School Safety

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:00
A Texas school district with 25,300 students has adopted a new cloud-based application designed to provide an all-around view of security.

Turnitin Releases Scoring Engine for Essays, Short Answers

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 16:57
Turnitin has launched the Turnitin Scoring Engine, a service designed to provide automated scoring of essays and short answer texts.