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12/4/2013

12/4/2013

Eleven Idaho schools are only a few months into their tech pilots. However, lawmakers may decide to put more money into additional pilots soon without much evidence from the field. When they convene in January, they will face a $3 million request from Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna. However, Luna says that lawmakers want to fund a "considerable" classroom tech upgrade and may be open to more.

12/4/2013

As the Miami-Dade school system launches BYOD districtwide, it is also going live with wifi.dadeschools.net, a website of digital purchasing tips to help parents make the right tech choices for their children.

12/4/2013

As part of its efforts to encourage learning in the STEM fields of education, Facebook recently donated a laptop to every eighth grader at Everett Middle School in San Francisco. The event came with a surprise visit from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

12/4/2013

Administrators from Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia are soliciting bids to buy more than 30,000 Chromebooks for middle and high school students, with a goal of completing its 1-to-1 program by the 2015-2016 school year.

12/4/2013

Fourth-graders at Roosevelt Elementary School, in Park Ridge, Ill., were chatting recently when the computer in their classroom began beeping. The students quieted down. Their teacher, Jean Kulnig, clicked a few buttons and a live video feed from England popped onto a whiteboard. Staring back were students nearly 4,000 miles away.

12/4/2013

The release of these core business administration requirements helps colleges and universities meet student demand, while at the same time enabling them to deliver a more engaging and productive learning experience for the growing number of students who are pursuing business degrees.

12/4/2013

San Francisco middle schools are in the midst of spending the largest gift ever given to the district. In October, Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff gave $2.7 million to the San Francisco USD, with the only requirement being that the money goes toward “innovation.” About half of it will be used to beef up the district's technology infrastructure. The rest will be given in the form of $100,000 grants to middle school principals.

12/4/2013

The most impressive performance of Shanghai's students is actually not on the tasks that ask them to simply reproduce what they have learned, but on tasks where they need to extrapolate from what they know and apply their knowledge creatively in novel situations.

12/4/2013

The idea of innate math ability is very harmful to both those who believe they possess it and to those who believe they don’t.

12/4/2013

U.S. students continue to perform poorly on international tests, with 15-year-olds scoring in the middle of the global pack on the latest math, reading and science tests administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

12/4/2013

Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses.

12/4/2013

The leaders of a financially struggling school district in southwestern Indiana have decided to shut down both the high school and elementary school in a small town amid declining enrollment and revenue.

12/4/2013

An increasing number of community and civil rights groups are reaching out to immigrants to boost activism in education.

12/4/2013

The New York State United Teachers union says the spending gap points to issues with the state’s 2 percent property-tax cap, which the group is trying to overturn in court.

12/4/2013

Oklahoma's largest school district no longer offers sex education courses, choosing instead to teach related content that applies to core subjects like physiology and elective courses such as adult and family living.

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