News Update

The United States Receives Average Rankings from PISA

The United States remained just average in reading and science, while lagging a bit in mathematics, according to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results.

Proposed Bill Would Create a Nation of Bilingual Students

Many language advocates are hoping to see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act promptly picked up by the 112th Congress in January—with the Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act included.

People Watch

New Study Explores the Changing Face of the Superintendent

A decade since it last did so, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) has again revealed the ever-changing characteristics of school administrators.

School Choice Case Heads to the Supreme Court

On Nov. 3, the Supreme Court heard arguments for a school choice case challenging the precedent set for the Establishment Clause—the separation of church and state.

People Watch

Shocking the System with Emerging Technologies

Startl, is a new nonprofit organization promoting the proliferation of new media in education.

Teaching about Islam

Recent news reports of potential bias and discrimination against Muslims bring calls for teaching Islam in public schools.

The Advantages of Properly Implemented One-to-One Technology

Project RED (Revolutionizing Education), an alliance of technology education leaders from across the nation, released its findings on Oct. 20 after studying how technology is implemented in nearly 1,000 schools. DA spoke with the Project RED president and CEO of the Hayes Connection, Jeanne Hayes.

The iPad—Breaking New Ground in Special Education

Apple's iPad has received an unanticipated reaction from the autistic community.

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