From DA

A river runs through lessons in Washington

Field trips to the Elwha River near the Pacific coast let students do real-world experiments

Transforming quiet school libraries into collaborative spaces

One of the biggest trends is “makerspaces” where students use their imaginations to create crafts, electronics, videos and other projects

Special education tactics aide Common Core success

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) addresses students’ individual learning needs to reach standards

LMS enhances K12 instruction

Systems increase engagement, provide quick access to digital resources and help teachers with administrative tasks

Ending the edtech backlog

Nashville school district singing new tune with software integration

How are ELL programs funded across states?

Some 34 states fund ELL programs through their state’s primary funding formula

Local school priorities trump national assessments

Teacher’s evaluations of students will measure progress better than Common Core tests

Education apps open next frontier for teacher PD

Some apps allow teachers to videotape themselves so they can get instant feedback from peers and mentors