February 13-17, 2014
February 13-17, 2014
IBM has released its annual "5 in 5" list of predictions about technological innovations that will change the way we live in the next five years, with the theme being cognitive advances in computing that help machines "learn" how to better serve us.
The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee has a big request of state lawmakers this year—to spend $30 million on technology to help all public school buildings across the state go wireless. As online tools have increasingly become part of instruction, committee members want students to be able to use mobile technology anywhere in a school building.
The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University in Illinois will cost an estimated $2.3 million a year to operate. The STEM school, which will serve 200 third- to eighth-grade students from East Aurora, West Aurora, Oswego 308 and Indian Prairie 204, will focus on STEM education.
April 2-4, 2014
New York, N.Y.
Easily searchable libraries of documentation allow site visitors to quickly locate specific files, including data sheets, engineering specifications and drawings.
All K-12 Discovery Education Science Techbook courses were adopted by the state, with 100% coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency standards.
Thanks to the new and improved Math Shack, students have a personal trainer to help them bulk up their brains so they’re strong enough to face the SATs and ACTs.
Fast Break for Reading, a literacy-focused partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA) and the American Basketball Association (ABA), will once again challenge schools and students to accumulate reading minutes to qualify for sports incentives and a chance to attend the ABA finals.
ASCD announced the release of four new professional development titles for educators.
The discovery this past week of the exposure of highly confidential Loudoun County Public Schools student and staff information should alarm everyone in the Virginia county. It raises serious concerns about the technical expertise of LCPS staff and the security protocols it and its contractors for technology services have in place.
The Nebraska Department of Education took a step Monday toward creating a system to hold schools accountable for student achievement by combining what are now numerous rankings into just a few classifications.
Portland Public Schools and its teachers union were unable to reach a deal despite a 21-hour marathon bargaining session, and both sides are now figuring out what to do next.
Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to more than 400,000 students statewide now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.
In a state besieged by budget cuts and where per-pupil spending is among the lowest in the nation, dozens of schools converted to charters in the 1990s and 2000s in search of a funding boost.