Malala Yousafzai, We Are With You!

Written by CK-12 Foundation on October 15, 2012
Malala

Malala Yousafzai is a fourteen-year-old Pakistani girl.  In 2009, the Taliban banned girls in her region from attending school.  Malala expressed how the ban affected her and her classmates in a blog, but she wrote under a pseudonym because she recognized the danger this candid writing posed on her life.  In her blog, Malala expressed her fear of going to school, yet she continued to go because of her commitment to educational equality.

 

On Tuesday afternoon, Taliban militants shot Malala in the head.  Upon the

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Archived Newsletters

Written by CK-12 Foundation on July 12, 2012

2012
CK-12′s January 2012 Newsletter
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2011
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Math Chat: What Does it Mean to be “Good at Math”?

Written by CK-12 Foundation on May 9, 2012

Some years ago, I taught an evening course at a community college that catered to working adults. The students varied in age from 20 to 60, but they all shared one thing in common. They all had a huge amount of math anxiety. They were all absolutely convinced that they were not “good at math.” This class, with the innocuous name of “General Mathematics for Non-Mathematicians,” was designed to bridge the gap between the skills the students were supposed

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CK-12 March 2012 Newsletter

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 11, 2012

CK-12 Foundation is introducing the next generation FlexBooks system in June. In addition to the current FlexBooks functionality, the new system introduces learning in the form of concepts. Concepts are small units of content that can be used to learn or review a particular topic.Click here to read the full newsletter.


Anoka-Hennepin School District

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 10, 2012

The Challenge:

The Anoka-Hennepin school district is the largest in Minnesota, serving approximately 40,000 students in surburban communities north of the Twin Cities. Similar to many districts across the country, Anoka-Hennepin has faced budget cuts that have forced the district to serve students with increasingly scarce resources. For example: the budget for curriculum adoption, which includes funds for textbooks and other instructional materials, has dropped to $1.5 million from a high of about $3.5 million. Typically, Anoka-Hennepin revises its curriculum and

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Leadership Public Schools and CK-12 College Access Readers

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 10, 2012

Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of four urban charter high schools in the California Bay Area. The majority of our students enter 9th grade reading far below grade level but all participate in college preparatory courses. Given this reality, LPS leverages CK-12 not only to develop low-cost, tailored textbooks, but also to scaffold these to provide better access for our students. Specifically, we are embedding literacy scaffolds directly into CK-12 Algebra, Geometry, and Biology materials to create flexbooks

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Leadership Public Schools and Riverside Unified School District – FlexMath and Algebra 1

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 10, 2012

Summary

Responding to low and historically stagnant Algebra STAR scores, Leadership Public Schools (LPS) instituted an intervention program on their Hayward campus during the 2008 – 2009 academic year. The program targeted all 9th-grade students enrolled in Algebra, supporting them with a concurrent enrollment math intervention class. Equipped with 32 computer workstations, this support class featured a discovery-based curriculum which leveraged technology to both facilitate open-ended exploration while also creating precise mastery of essential algebraic mechanics. Though only partially developed at

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Utah Open Textbook Project

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 10, 2012

CK-12 Biology
A study in Utah where teachers used CK-12 to create a custom science textbok found that open textbooks did not negatively impact learning outcomes and schools could save over 50% in costs using CK-12 rather than proprietary material. Learn more from the project website.


Introducing CK-12 Foundation’s version 2.0

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 6, 2012

CK-12 Foundation version 2.0 which provides the component missing in version 1.0 – a focus around learning. At CK-12, we believe that learning is an individual activity requiring many things – multiple modalities, interactions with other human beings (such as teachers, peers, and parents) as well as collaborations. Hence, in this version of the system we combine student-centric learning with teacher-centric tools and materials to create a dynamic system that can be used by anyone. Our belief is that this

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Beta community site maintenance

Written by CK-12 Foundation on April 3, 2012

The wordpressmigrate community site will be down for maintenance from from Friday 4/6/2012 at 9am PST through Monday 4/9/2012 at 10am PST. As always, if you have questions, you can email us at wordpressmigrate@ck12.org