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12/11/2013

12/11/2013

To properly teach students using technology, West Geauga Superintendent Geoffrey Palmer says that teachers must first incorporate technology into their PD. Palmer suggests hiring a technology specialist to achieve that goal.

12/11/2013

A recent study conducted by McGraw-Hill Education found what many students could likely confirm—technology helps students study, but also encourages procrastination. According to the study, more than 50 percent of students felt “better prepared for classes” and had “improved studying efficiency” due to technologies that aided them in their studies.

12/11/2013

Chief Technology Officer Mary Phillips joined the West Contra Costa school district last summer with one of the most important mandates facing schools nationwide: Improve education by bringing students and teachers up to date in learning technology.

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February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

12/11/2013

To keep the Norton school district moving forward, Superintendent Joseph Baeta says it’s time to hire a director of technology. He has asked the finance committee to consider including the position as it moves forward with next year’s budget.

12/11/2013

Jill Pierce, the McMinn County School System's STEM coordinator and former tech director for Loudon County Schools, has been selected to take part in Microsoft's Expert Educator program, an initiative to recognize educators and schools around the world who are using technology to transform education.

12/11/2013

More than a hundred students, teachers, parents, community members and labor activists rallied Monday at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office, demanding an equitable education funding formula.

12/11/2013

Fifty-six percent of parents say their elementary school kids are getting just one or two days of physical education a week, according to a poll NPR conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

12/11/2013

The staff and students of Branciforte Middle School, in Santa Cruz, Calif., recently unveiled a new technology Innovation Center on the former site of a defunct metal shop. The staff feel the Innovation Center could attract and inspire new students, while also inspiring other schools looking to upgrade their own digital offerings.

12/11/2013

A couple hundred parents, students, and teachers braved the frigid night air on Monday to deliver their holiday wish list to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn: stop school closings, end the privatization of neighborhood public schools, and eliminate mayoral control of the school board.

12/11/2013

Major California school districts fear they will be shortchanged millions of dollars in funding for their low-income students under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes every year.

12/11/2013

Starting next fall, Toledo Public Schools will add two grades to one of its successful magnet high schools. The Toledo Technology Academy, which scores in the top academic tier of Ohio schools, will add grades seven and eight, which could push the school’s enrollment from about 200 to more than 300 students.

12/11/2013

Over the past two years, a blended learning program has substantially improved AP test scores and provided dual enrollment opportunities for students at Red Clay CSD in New Castle, Del.

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Carvalho, who has been Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent for five years, has been credited with turning around failing schools in the country's fourth largest district and narrowing the achievement gap.

12/10/2013

A former candidate for Lincoln Public Schools superintendent, a Massachusetts education advocate and two Nebraskans are vying to replace former Nebraska Commissioner of Education Roger Breed, who had held the post since 2009 and retired July 1.

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