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7/17/2012

7/17/2012

Tennessee’s new way of evaluating classrooms “systematically failed” to identify bad teachers and provide them more training, according to a state report.

7/17/2012

Atomic Learning announces the launch of Atomic Mobilize, a repository of online professional development resources and planning tools focusing on helping educators realize the full potential mobile devices provide in the classroom.

7/17/2012

The Recovery School District, the state agency that oversees most of New Orleans' public schools, is introducing a list of offenses that may result in expulsion from its campuses, acknowledging that some of its schools have been too quick to boot students for bad behavior.

7/17/2012

With the state finally funding the program, transitional kindergarten classes will be offered in Vacaville (Calif.) Unified School District this coming school year, which begins Aug. 16.

7/17/2012

When used with Teachscape Reflect Video, the Mini Tablet Kit for iPads further reinforces Teachscape’s leadership role in using video to promote and support professional learning.

7/17/2012

eChalk is integrating its online platform with Google, Microsoft Live@edu and other third-party applications to provide a more collaborative and engaging online learning environment.

7/17/2012

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation announced an innovative education database system, the Education Resource Information Navigator Project (ERIN Project).

7/17/2012

Tennessee lottery officials announced that the lottery has raised more than $323 million this year for state education programs, the eighth consecutive record-setting year.

7/17/2012

Fort Worth schools can't afford to give employees a pay raise, but administrators are proposing that all permanent employees get a one-time extra payment equal to 1 percent of their salary.

7/16/2012

7/16/2012

The new Dell Wyse solution and special offer will provide more students with secure access to digital learning resources and help schools concentrate less on managing their technology.

7/16/2012

When Principal Greta Hawkins, backed by the Department of Education, ordered that the song “Proud to be an American” be stricken from a kindergarten program, she sparked a debate about the efficacy of patriotic expression.

7/16/2012

YourTeacher and KIPP Academy announced impressive results for the 8th grade ‘flipped classroom’ pilot study using YourTeacher’s Algebra 1 iBook on the iPad.

7/16/2012

Samsung Electronics America Inc. and BrainPOP announced the exclusive availability of the BrainPOP Featured Movie for Android app on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2, available through Google Play.

7/16/2012

Rote learning can take a toll on building creativity in schools. The nations that can strike the right balance will gain a competitive edge.

7/16/2012

During the 2008-09 school year, 370 students in Indiana were enrolled in K-12 schools that offered all or at least some of their classes over the Internet.

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