News Update

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.

Motivation Is Key to New Kind of Virtual Learning

A small pilot study using Skype in K12 districts finds that that student motivation is the best indicator of success for this new type of virtual learning.

Wind Power Comes to Illinois Districts with Landmark Legislation

Three school districts in Illinois have bonded together to be in the business of wind power.

Harvard Study Examines Teacher Effectiveness

A new study reveals that teacher effectiveness is not only unrelated to the college the teacher attended, but also that teacher effectiveness peaks after 10 years.

New Study Shows Racially Segregated Schools Not Equal

A new study reports poor performance of minority students, regardless of race or ethnicity, in schools that have mostly minority students since NCLB implementation.

Professional Development in an Era of Budget Cuts

We asked our advisory panel of administrators what their districts are doing for professional development as they face tighter budgets.

District Tackles Text-Messaging Policies

Text messaging while driving in Lee County (Fla.) Public Schools is prohibited.

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