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5/9/2013

5/9/2013
Results are in for the third annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology.
5/9/2013
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced that its curriculum and instructional model have been reviewed by the Florida Department of Education and found to meet state requirements to serve as a Virtual Instruction Program (VIP) provider for grades 6-12.
5/9/2013
Reactions usually involve the added demand these standards place on text complexity and general rigor. Since they’re only available for English-Language Arts and Math, it’s difficult to get a full picture for how they will impact public education, but some inferences can be made based on the set of ELA standards.
5/9/2013
In most U.S. schools, the school day and year are the same length today as 100 years ago — 6.5 hours, 180 days. Expectations for what schools must crowd into that time have risen sharply, though.
5/9/2013
Bates College professor Anita Charles has studied technology in education and said working with tech-savvy student teachers is not as difficult as you might think. Creating a lesson plan is about knowing what your objectives are and how the tools you might use in the classroom can get you there.
5/9/2013
Members of the Education Committee on Tuesday abruptly tabled a proposal to change the way charter schools are funded, even though the proposal was what members of the committee had requested.
5/9/2013
Lenny Schad, the chief technology officer for the Houston Independent School District, said in an email to the school board this week that an external review found the district’s technological capacity was not sufficient for a bigger rollout of a program providing free computers for students to use at school and at home.
5/9/2013
As KTVB has reported, the district has been making steep cuts to school programs and staff to make up for its $5 million budget deficit.
5/9/2013
Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D) proposed creating a commission to study the issue with the goal of having no more than 100 school districts, a significant drop from the existing 500 school districts.
5/9/2013
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale has been hospitalized for a medical emergency, the school system said Wednesday.
5/9/2013
As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.

5/8/2013

5/8/2013
The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
5/8/2013
District 158 in Algonquin, Ill. will be putting more tablets in students’ hands after recently revealing plans to expand its digital curriculum program to early elementary and middle school classrooms. The school district’s “one-to-one” digital curriculum replaces traditional textbooks and allows students to access online programs and lessons through their own tablet, provided by the district.
5/8/2013
This school year, students from P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point, Wis., joined 335 students who are part of MySciLife, using technology to literally "live" as a science concept—such as trying to be a cell, a rock, or an animal—and interact with other students from 15 classrooms in seven states across the United States.
5/8/2013
The Flatiron School, launched last year, is teaming up with Skillcrush, a New York-based digital literacy start-up, to offer a two-week intensive program for high school students hoping to hone their developer chops.

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