Virtual

4/11/2013

4/11/2013

As interest in online education rages, these 17- and 18-year-old students at Newark, N.J.’s West Side High are guinea pigs in a global experiment to answer a key but surprisingly elusive question: whether and when it actually works.

4/9/2013

4/9/2013

Florida schoolchildren and college students will soon have greater access to online learning programs, if Republican lawmakers have their way.

4/8/2013

4/8/2013

A half-hour after they got their assignment, several of Katie Gregg's second-graders still were at their desks, headphones plugged into their iPads, reading along with "The Princess and the Frog" and answering questions about the story on a worksheet.

3/26/2013

3/26/2013

The Word Monsters uses phonics, interactive animation, activities, and additional optional instruction in a quirky narrative environment to give children a rich and engaging introduction to reading.

3/25/2013

3/25/2013

An "integrated schools” model calls for fewer teachers and administrators and larger class sizes, made possible by uniform schedules and interactive classroom technology that links students and teachers in different towns.

3/21/2013

3/21/2013

Somewhere along the line “public school” became “education.” In this transformation the old “public school” readin’, ’ritin’ and ’rithmetic taught in the form of math facts, grammar, civics, Latin, sentence diagraming, geography, etc., were eliminated.

3/7/2013

3/7/2013

Not long ago, kids could get in trouble for using their cellphones during class. Today, some middle- and high-school teachers encourage it -- as long as students are using the devices for classwork.

3/7/2013

Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.

2/28/2013

2/28/2013

Lodi Unified School District Board President Ralph Womack said he wasn’t familiar with any classes that specifically teach coding, though several broader courses are open.

2/25/2013

2/25/2013

Area school districts are on the verge of allowing students to bring and use electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops in the classroom — and one district is already there.

2/21/2013

2/21/2013

After receiving a low grade from the New Mexico A-F Grading Accountability System last school year, Pate Elementary School Principal Therese Rodriguez is determined not to let it happen again. She applied for an Innovative Solutions for Struggling Schools Grant and received $7,200 from the New Mexico Department of Education in January.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013

Capitalizing on a Channel 5 report, Democrats accused K12 Inc. of fixing grades this afternoon and vowed "to end virtual school fraud."

2/11/2013

2/11/2013

Legislators and educators applauded the benefits of virtual schools at a Thursday seminar, praising the innovation that allows students to learn at their own pace and take advantage of technology in the classroom.

1/31/2013

1/31/2013

A collaboration between the county’s three school districts may help fulfill a goal they all share: Getting an electronic learning tool in their students’ hands.

1/31/2013

For years, there’s been an ongoing discussion about the digital divide between the “haves” and the “have nots.” As technology has advanced, so has that gap, which is driving fundamental changes in how we work, learn, and live.

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