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5/30/2012

5/30/2012

Most people don't wake up in the morning thinking about how to best explain the financial collapse of the Thai baht in the 1990s. But most people aren't Sal Khan.

5/30/2012

Share your STEM story for a chance to win a complete STEM classroom makeover valued at $2500. Entries are due June 1.

5/30/2012

Susan White, principal of Pearl Haskew Elementary School in the Mobile, Ala. area is honest about one of her biggest weaknesses. “I am not very tech savvy, but observe4success is so easy to use. I’m convinced that if I can do it, anyone can!” says White.

5/30/2012

Falmouth Elementary School acquired a school-wide license to Tales2Go soon after the school purchased hundreds of iPads for its K-5 classrooms.

5/29/2012

5/29/2012

With the launch of Nearpod, teachers can transform digital classroom into an engaging and collaborative learning experience. It's available for free in the Apple app store.

5/29/2012

ASCD has compiled a summer reading list for administrators, teacher leaders, and classroom educators interested in low-cost, high-impact professional development.

5/29/2012

Blackboard announced two big updates for its communication services and mobile solutions – Blackboard Connect for Teachers 2 and Mobile Learn 3.0. 

5/29/2012

ePals Corporation announced the completion of its integration of Carus Publishing Company following a number of recent activities to accelerate synergies between the various operating units of the newly combined company.

5/29/2012

When Greg Sumlin looks at the incoming kindergarten class at East Elementary School in Littleton, he sees a group of English learners who need immediate, intensive instruction — in small classes where teachers can give them individual attention.

5/29/2012

Saying his first mission will be to counter “perceived deafness and distrust” of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leadership, incoming Superintendent Heath Morrison Friday rolled out an entry plan that includes town hall meetings and school visits, along with a push to get digital technology into schools.

5/29/2012

State funding for schools would drop nearly 4 percent under a measure a House committee approved today.

5/29/2012

Amid the ceaseless and cacophonous debates about how to close the achievement gap, we’ve turned away from one tool that has been shown to work: school desegregation.

5/29/2012

Vermont has decided to drop its request to the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in enacting key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.

5/29/2012

Geography isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, that subject is often buried—and therefore inadequately covered—in a social studies curriculum itself under siege because of the extended commitment in schools to reading and math.

5/29/2012

The Defense Department school system is issuing laptops to students in select schools, hoping the pilot program will match the success of similar programs in state schools that have made steady gains in student achievement.

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