The recent public school test-cheating scandals in Atlanta and Washington D.C. are insidious not only in their impact on their own communities, but also in feeding a broadly held misperception that urban school districts are beyond salvaging.
Exploring four dimensions of using tablets, such as the iPad, in educational settings, and examining how teachers can take students on a journey from consumption of media to curation, creation, and connection.
Shared or distributed leadership is a concept familiar to education leaders, and now a new web tool, called Pipeline, and developed by a Carnegie Mellon University researcher, looks to make the process simpler and more effective.
The Valley Settlement Project is drawing immigrants and other disenfranchised residents of the Roaring Fork Valley into the fabric of the local culture. The 7-month-old project has completely turned around individual lives and sent a positive ripple effect throughout nearby communities, which are home to 18,000 immigrant residents.
Over the past decade, the United States has spent upwards of $100 billion on K12 classroom technology to no discernible effect. The reason is clear: most education technology in use in K12 classrooms is not integrated into core instruction, and thus offers limited educational value.
While technology has revolutionized how people communicate and learn, federal and state governments insulate schools from the disruptions technology creates in other organizations. To overcome these obstacles, we must persuade teachers that technology will empower them and help their students learn. Here are five strategies for successful teacher adoption of education technology.
As word spread over the weekend that Sandy Hook Elementary School would be demolished, residents were split about whether building a new facility on the site of the old one was the best way for the community to move on.
Gov. Bobby Jindal somehow was claiming a victory and telling parents not to worry after the Louisiana Supreme Court, in a 6-1 vote, rejected his administration's legal arguments and declared the financing of his voucher program unconstitutional.