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3/29/2012

3/29/2012

The anchors of La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week.

3/29/2012

By the time the Howard County Board of Education made its final decision this week to offer its open superintendent of schools position to Renee Foose, its only other candidate for the position, S. Dallas Dance, had already accepted a similar offer from the Baltimore County Board of Education.

3/29/2012

Six groups that support education reform criticized the "weak version" of the education reform bill the legislature's Education Committee approved Monday, saying it was developed behind closed doors with a "lack of transparency."

3/29/2012

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Currently in development, this app is the only research-validated literacy program available on the iPad, and will provide the full functionality of Lexia Reading. The app will be available later this year. 

3/28/2012

Bookshare, the global leader in providing digital accessible books to people with print disabilities, announced its 10th anniversary this month. 

3/28/2012

Education leaders at Rock Creek (Kan.) Unified School District 323 expect recently completed energy efficiency upgrades to save the district nearly $154,000 a year and has won "Energy Efficiency Leader Award" from Trane. 

3/28/2012

Adobe is offering free downloads of Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta to any students, faculty and staff.

3/28/2012

Digital textbooks have gone mainstream thanks to interactive content that stimulates student curiosity and engages students in critical thinking. Next school year, Discovery Education is releasing digital textbooks for middle school social studies and high school science.

3/28/2012

Luidia Inc. conducted a survey of educators across the nation to learn about technology adoption goals and find out what is keeping schools from reaching their full potential with technology.

3/28/2012

Classroom walkthroughs are one thing that make a difference in Mooresville N.C. Graded School District, a district that the U.S. Department of Education uses as a prime example of districts doing it right.

3/28/2012

While Facebook and Google+ are popular social networks for everyday life, dozens of other networks have been created to provide safe and effective social learning environments for K12 education. Social learning networks (SLNs) allow students to learn 21st-century skills, help students build online portfolios or resumes and collaborate with peers through project-based learning.

3/28/2012

On Feb. 23, Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools, celebrated his three-year anniversary on Twitter. Anderson began exploring Twitter in 2009 as a way of finding people with similar interests, opposing views, and resources on integrating technology in the classroom to share with teachers and staff in his district of 57,000 students.

3/28/2012

Until recently, student electronic devices, from cell phones to iPods to laptop computers, were the forbidden fruit in schools. But with technology budgets languishing and such devices becoming more powerful, affordable and omnipresent in students' lives, district technology leaders are now eyeing a welcome educational harvest through bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs.

3/28/2012

The Idaho State Department of Education announced it has signed an agreement with Discovery Education to provide digital content to classrooms across Idaho for the next five years. 

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