News Update

Disney's Planet Challenge Heroes

In Disney's Planet Challenge, students nationwide are asked to identify an environmental issue in their local community and come up with a solution that they will manage and document from start to finish.

Arrests and Federal Reviews Bring Attention to Wake County

Many fear resegregation will occur in the Wake County (N.C.) Public School System after it changed busing policy.

Seeking Tangible Results for Effective Teaching

Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools embarks on its second year of collecting data for grant project from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

People Watch

Teacher-Led School Trend Takes DPS

Detroit is the next city to throw away the administrative reins and open the doors for an all-teacher-led school.

Redefining Online Learning Standards for Athletes

On August 1st, the National Collegiate Athletic Association put into effect new standards for online courses high school athletes may take.

K12 Schools Must Fill Need For Digital Media Skills

A recent report out of Northwestern University, "Trust Online: Young Adults' Evaluation of Web Content," finds college students take for granted online information, pointing to the need for public schools to teach these skills.

STEM Education Can Help Prevent the Next Disaster

The gulf drilling explosion on the Deepwater Horizon caused an unprecedented disaster. The most sustainable and forward-thinking answer to prevent the next disaster may lie in education.

Enhancing Open Source Technology

A new partnership between Dell and Moodlerooms brings cloud computing, software and open source technology together in the classroom.

Getting in Line for Online Education

New report documents that the supply for online courses isn't meet the demand.

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