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4/10/2013

4/10/2013

As schools try to make the most of the technology they have, Richard Byrne, a Google Certified Teacher, blogs about how sharing folders among students can improve efficiency and broaden access to material for students.

4/10/2013

As an advocate of project-based learning and student-directed learning, I wanted my students to be able to use computers to create projects using the many different webtools available on the internet. There was just one problem ... I didn't have any working computers in my classroom.

4/10/2013

Online learning is all the rage nowadays as many students choose to stay at home to study rather than attend a physical school which is a block or two away from their homes. Online learning is indeed accessible especially for those who do not have the luxury of time to travel and study in a classroom set-up. Here are some of highly-recommended e-learning sites.

4/10/2013

Knox County (Tenn.) Schools has made a push to implement more technology in the classroom through its "School Technology Challenge." The program's mission is to have one technology device for each student and teacher. A total of 28 schools applied to be a part of the pilot initiative.

4/10/2013

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook plan to hold two “hackathons” this month, bringing together software developers and educators to create new Facebook applications for teaching and learning.

4/10/2013

Before moving our family back to central Maine, my husband and I began the search for quality elementary school options for our children. In our community where we used to live, we were fortunate to have an abundance of public charter school options. As a former teacher, I appreciated the innovative curriculums and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that many of the charter school alternatives offered.

4/10/2013

The School Committee for the brand-new $133 million Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School is moving to hire the school’s first superintendent-director by July 1, if not sooner.

4/10/2013

April 17-20, 2013

Denver, Colo.

4/10/2013

Andy Rotherham deserves respect as one of the most thoughtful proponents of education reform, as well as an impressive institution-builder.

4/10/2013

The debate over Chicago school closings has taken an ugly turn in recent weeks with the charge that city and school leaders are motivated not by economics, not by education needs, but by racism.

4/10/2013

Along his block in Newark’s West Ward, where drugs are endemic and the young residents talk about shootings with alarming nonchalance, Najee Little is known as the smart kid. He got all A’s his sophomore year, breezing through math and awing his English teachers.

4/10/2013

Lawmakers are likely to scale back controversial legislation Tuesday that would have made Indiana the first state in the nation to require every public school to have an armed staff member or security guard.

4/10/2013

The School Board Finance Committee last week cut another $1.5 million from the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget. The reduction would eliminate more jobs, add staff furlough days, hike employee health-insurance costs and further reduce spending for equipment and supplies.

4/10/2013

The number of children qualifying for seats in gifted programs in New York City public schools declined slightly this year after the Department of Education overhauled its admissions process in part to combat a recent explosion in eligibility.

4/10/2013

Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations from the U.S. government may be tied to healthier body weights among students, according to a new study.

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