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Getting in Line for Online Education

New report documents that the supply for online courses isn't meet the demand.

Motivation Is Key to New Kind of Virtual Learning

A small pilot study using Skype in K12 districts finds that that student motivation is the best indicator of success for this new type of virtual learning.

Wind Power Comes to Illinois Districts with Landmark Legislation

Three school districts in Illinois have bonded together to be in the business of wind power.

Harvard Study Examines Teacher Effectiveness

A new study reveals that teacher effectiveness is not only unrelated to the college the teacher attended, but also that teacher effectiveness peaks after 10 years.

New Study Shows Racially Segregated Schools Not Equal

A new study reports poor performance of minority students, regardless of race or ethnicity, in schools that have mostly minority students since NCLB implementation.

Professional Development in an Era of Budget Cuts

We asked our advisory panel of administrators what their districts are doing for professional development as they face tighter budgets.

District Tackles Text-Messaging Policies

Text messaging while driving in Lee County (Fla.) Public Schools is prohibited.

ACLU Appeals Single-Sex Classroom Decision in Louisiana

The ACLU appealed a case against the Vermilion Parish (La.) Public School District for instituting gender-separate classes.

Central Office Transformation Can Support Teaching and Learning

New study highlights how central office staff can transform their roles to support teaching and learning district-wide.

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