News Update

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.

Finding New Solutions for ELL Assessments

Current assessments have been criticized because they are said to be unfair for ELL students. Enhanced Assessment Grants are aimed at curbing this academic impasse.

A School District's Rise from Mediocrity

A North Carolina district, which was plagued with underperforming schools in the 1990s, revamped its leadership, instruction and culture to be a class act for the 21st century—and an example for other districts.

Graffiti Legends Support the Arts

Disney's Planet Challenge Heroes

Students nationwide are solving environmental issues in their community for Disney's Planet Challenge.

Admission Tests Produce Inaccurate Data when Measuring Student Achievement

States using college admission tests such as the SAT or ACT for measuring achievement of state learning standards are being cautioned to rethink using tests in this manner.

DOE Asks Students "How Safe Do You Feel in School?"

New federal grant program will produce climate surveys assessing how comfortable students feel in schools.

People Watch

HISD's Major Turnaround Effort with Apollo 20 Project

HISD applies innovative methods from successful charter schools and applies them to its 20 lowest performing schools.

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