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2/18/2015

2/18/2015

Teachers armed with the right repertoire of digital tools, professional competencies and administrative supports will be better able to attend successfully to the needs of racially and economically marginalized students and to ensure that all can succeed in what appears likely to be a highly digital future.

2/18/2015

The expansion of VTech's Go! Go! Smart family includes extensions to the Wheels and Animals lines and the new Go! Go! Smart Friends. Infusing technology into play patterns, the expanded product lines feature nearly 75 different playsets, accessories, animals, vehicles and figures.

2/18/2015

Helping students become networked learners begins by thinking carefully about where we conduct our online learning. With most online learning, student contributions are usually limited to discussion forums and assignment submissions. A goal is for students to learn to build their own networks of learning resources.

2/18/2015

Companies that collect student data would be barred from using or selling it for anything other than educational purposes, under a law proposed in January. It would also prevent companies from using data to target advertising to students.

2/18/2015

Today’s students may be skilled at texting and social media, but many are unable to perform online research and distinguish accurate information on the web, according to a new study.

2/18/2015

Some sixth-graders in Indian Prairie School District 204 could be piloting a device-testing plan next school year that would eventually put a computer in the hands of all of the district's nearly 30,000 students.

2/18/2015

A new Grand Forks program was created with the belief that no student should be deterred from a career based on gender stereotypes. Through a series of hands-on activities, eighth-grade girls are introduced to potential math and science careers, and the path they need to get there.

2/18/2015

A bill in the state Legislature would give South Dakota technical schools the same opportunity as public universities to market to high school students. If approved, the rule would also give the state's four technical schools access to a directory with contact information for students and parents.

2/18/2015

Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges could establish independent charter high schools staffed by college instructors, under a proposal being circulated by two lawmakers that aims to better prepare students for the workforce.

2/18/2015

The Georgia city is partnering with its school system to install external cameras on school buses to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped buses. The city government will pay for the adjudication of disputed citations while Atlanta Public Schools will handle installation and maintenance costs.

2/18/2015

California's legislative analyst proposed a new system for funding school facilities: grants to districts based on enrollment. The grants would be adjusted depending on local resources. The state would require schools to adopt five-year accountability plans.

2/18/2015

A proposed bill, which received its first hearing before the Senate Committee on Education, would deposit $2.5 million into a statewide reimbursement account that would only reimburse teachers for necessary student supplies.

2/18/2015

Three dozen California school districts are looking to settle an unprecedented class-action lawsuit over the time students spend in gym class — a battle that has cost taxpayers $1.1 million in fees paid to an Albany attorney, in addition to untold millions in legal costs incurred by the districts.

2/18/2015

Effective teachers weave engagement elements in their classes casually and effortlessly while average teachers try to deliver content. There is no question content is important but if a teacher is merely delivering content, there is really no difference between a UPS driver and a teacher.

2/18/2015

High schoolers in Hanover, New Hampshire are pushing for a new policy that would make free condoms available in their nurse’s office, saying that it’s important to expand access to contraception among sexually active teens.

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