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10/24/2012

10/24/2012

Does a child attending a low-performing New Jersey school district -- arguably the state’s lowest-performing district -- have a constitutional right to pursue a better education elsewhere?

10/24/2012

How do you get school kids to pick a black bean taco over cheese pizza and fries?

10/24/2012

EPS, a division of School Specialty, launched its first eBooks for reading intervention today at the Virtual Schools Symposium in New Orleans. All 120 Illustrated Decodable Readers in its S.P.I.R.E. Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) reading intervention program will be available December 2012 for use on iPad, Kindle and NOOK.

10/24/2012

School Improvement Network, the leader in teacher effectiveness resources and training, released the results of the company’s latest national survey titled, “Top 5 things Parents Should Know to Ensure Student Success.”

10/24/2012

Following a comprehensive evaluation of national vendors, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) selected Netchemia LLC to provide its TalentEd Perform cloud-based teacher evaluation software in response to the Virginia Department of Education’s new teacher evaluation requirements.

10/24/2012

When it graduated from Imagine K12′s edtech accelerator last year, Goalbook was tapping into the excitement over technology’s ability to personalize learning by embarking on a mission to give every student a single, shared lesson plan.

10/24/2012

Parents in a southern California community are considering legal action over the constitutionality of a form of yoga being taught to their children, which they claim is introducing religion into public schools.

10/24/2012

For Apple's iPad and its tablet rivals, there are three major markets:

10/24/2012

Duval County Public Schools recently received the Florida Green School District Award for leading the way in energy-saving efforts.

10/24/2012

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard says the district is thinking about making all of its schools year-round, or "Continuous Learning Calendar" as they are officially known.

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

In spite of the fact that states and districts spend $5.5 billion a year in core instructional content, many students are still using textbooks made up of content that is 7 to 10 years old.

10/23/2012

As districts across the country adopt the Common Core math standards, many district math coordinators are looking for effective tools to help their students transition to the new curriculum.

Google chief evangelist for education Jaime Casap delivering keynote presentation the District Administration Leadership Summit Sept. 20, 2012.
10/23/2012

On Sept. 20, Jaime Casap, senior education evangelist at Google, Inc., gave the keynote presentation at the District Administration Leadership Institute Summit at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. Casap had the audience thinking about the meaning of true educational vision and where we need to be in the future with regard to creating a learning environment that brings out the best in every child. A summary of his keynote is below.

10/23/2012

CoSN is now accepting nominations for the association's 2013 Withrow Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award and TEAM Award, which annually recognize an individual and a team, respectively, who have demonstrated exceptional technology leadership in K-12 education. Winners will be celebrated at the CoSN 2013 conference on March 10-13, 2013, in San Diego, CA.

10/23/2012

Recent estimates suggest that 1.5 million elementary and secondary students participated in some form of online learning in 2010 (Wicks 2010).

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