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4/2/2014

4/2/2014
The International Society for Technology in Education recommends districts consider its list of Essential Conditions when building a framework for teaching with technology. Tips include empowering leaders, sharing a vision and providing technical support.
4/2/2014
Big Spring School District in Pennsylvania has selected Follett’s Aspen student information system for its student data collection, reporting and management. The Aspen platform connects student information to classroom curricular, educational and communication tools.
4/2/2014
ADVANCEfeedback, a platform designed to manage the observation and feedback process, is Insight Education Group's newest offering for for teachers and school leaders. Through live or video-based observations, the program provides feedback, identifies examples of great teaching and more.
4/2/2014
Discovery Education has begun working with Tennessee’s Oak Ridge Schools to create digital learning environments in classrooms districtwide. Through a six-year partnership, Discovery Education will support Oak Ridge Schools’ plan to implement a 1-to-1 learning initiative with digital content and professional development.
4/2/2014
Two Midlands school districts have been selected to join Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of schools working toward innovation in technology and education. They join seven other districts to trade ideas on what works to better serve students.
4/2/2014
Innovation Tech, a new BOCES high school opening in Liverpool in September, will have an entirely project-based learning curriculum integrating students, teachers, businesses and local colleges. A second high school will be opened in Cortland, N.Y., in 2016. Both schools will be part of California-based New Tech Network.
4/2/2014
Merced Union High School District will spend $8.7 million to give close to 8,000 students their own Google Chromebooks for instruction by August. The funding is a combination of $5.5 million from the Federal Communications Commission and another $3.2 million in funds from a Common Core implementation budget.
4/2/2014
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4/2/2014
Close to 100 venture-backed education-focused startups raised over $500 million in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years, according to CrunchBase data.
4/2/2014
District CIOs need to have a complete understanding of a district’s legal obligations to protect student data as more student information is stored with online, third-party providers and parents’ privacy concerns reach new heights.
4/2/2014
There’s something about technology, social media and the relaxed boundaries they seem to encourage that are contributing to what some observers perceive as a growing problem of inappropriate teacher-student contact
4/2/2014
The Chambersburg Area School District chose Nevin Greesey as its new supervisor of data collection and integration. He will be responsible for overseeing data gathering and input to fulfill mandates from the state Department of Education.
4/2/2014
Only 16 percent of U.S. high school seniors are considered proficient in mathematics and are also interested in a STEM career. American businesses can no longer accept the status quo. We have an obligation to foster a passion for STEM education right here in our country.
4/2/2014
For two decades now, education reformers have promoted a two-track strategy for improving our schools with standards-based structure and school choice. However, some degree of transparency and accountability is essential for all choice schools.

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