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3/20/2013

3/20/2013
Janesville's smaller neighors are on top of the latest technology. What is our district doing to keep up? Do our administrators have the necessary vision? What must be done, and how much will it cost? And would all this spending make sense?
3/20/2013
Khadijah Niazi overcame several barriers to finish her introductory physics exam online. Pakistan recently blocked access to YouTube, the site Udacity used to host its lessons. She posted a plea for help on a Udacity message board and several classmates from Malaysia, Portugal, and England attempted to find a workaround. The next day she took the final exam. Even more amazing than the technology know-how is the fact that Kadijah was 11 years old and aced the class with the highest distinction. 
3/20/2013
The P21 Common Core Toolkit is a guide to aligning the Common Core State Standards with the framework for 21st-century skills.
3/20/2013
Thanks to Washington's budget showdown, our neediest kids will see the deepest cuts.
3/20/2013
With student debt growing and a mismatch between unemployed Americans' skills and the required expertise for available jobs, vocational education could be gaining steam, and high schools are rethinking whether they should usher students toward something other than traditional colleges.
3/20/2013
Principals at more than one in 10 New York City public schools didn't flunk a single teacher for at least eight years, according to an analysis of city data by The Wall Street Journal.
3/20/2013
Ohio public schools appear to be far short of having enough computers to have all their students take new state-mandated tests within a four-week period beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
3/20/2013
When educators hear the terms flipped classroom and flipped learning, typically the first thing they think of is a teacher-created video that students watch at home, as though that were the essential ingredient. It's not. It's about how to best use in-class time with students.
3/20/2013
Looking at the wide set of new learning opportunities from the point of view of the professionals, the speed of change and the increased demand of flexibility in being able to build knowledge and to adapt themselves to new forms of collaboration and work, the capability of successfully exploiting the increasing variety and accessibility of learning occasions and resources, becomes a crucial issue.
3/20/2013
A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning - terrifying traditional publishers.
3/20/2013
Students in the Ripon (Wis.) Area School District are benefiting from iPad technology, and several more students in the region soon will, too, thanks to a project funded in part by a grant from the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation.
3/20/2013
Scott Zimmerman, the only incumbent running in the Park Ridge-Niles (Ill.) School District 64 board election, described his job as the CIO of CenterPoint Properties, as being the "head computer geek there." He feels that his technology experience can add value to the board.
3/20/2013
About 5,000 high school students from 207 teams in Michigan are expected to participate in this year's FIRST Robotics Competition. The teams build robots to compete against each other as they try to win a spot in the 64-team state championship, April 11-13 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
3/20/2013
Rock Hill (S.C.) schools’ goal of putting a computer in the hands of every student would be a life changer – not only for students, but for businesses and the community at large, says Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District and the national school superintendent of the year.
3/20/2013
Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government’s top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking. Their goal with “Toaster Wars” is to cultivate the nation’s next generation of cyber warriors in offensive and defensive strategies. The free, online “high school hacking competition,” open to grades 6-12, is scheduled to run from April 26 to May 6.

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