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11/6/2013

11/6/2013

McGraw-Hill Education and ed tech partner Time To Know launched Digital Teaching Platform 7.0, a data-driven, differentiated teaching and learning system for math and reading that delivers a deeply personalized educational experience with the potential to dramatically improve educational outcomes.

11/6/2013

3D printers, which create customized objects on demand using digital instructions, are quickly finding their way into large companies, university labs, and home garages. Students, professionals, and hobbyists can now design and make new devices without large amounts of money or specialized equipment. But like any other new technology, with possibilities also come many concerns.

11/6/2013

One of the nation's largest school districts, law enforcement and the NAACP have reached a deal aimed at arresting fewer students for minor offenses and cutting down the so-called school-to-prison pipeline, which the civil rights group and others say disproportionately affects minority students.

11/6/2013

A new STEM school doesn't follow the typical science, technology, engineering and math script. Instead, it has built a STEM identity on weaving government, citizenship and world languages into core lessons.

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11/6/2013

Think Through Math's one-of-kind motivational program provides students with opportunities to make donations to featured charities with their THINK points.

11/6/2013

K12 Inc., provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students in pre-K through high school, honored six school districts that have used innovative online programs transform to education for their students.

11/6/2013

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s support for turning the Buffalo Niagara region into a hub for nanotechnology is expected to bring more job opportunities into the region. However, the issue of educating qualified individuals for these high-tech jobs remains mostly unanswered.

11/6/2013

With limited budgets, it's important that district CIOs spend their funds on technology that is going to make a real difference in student education. Here are 12 new technologies that haven't crossed the chasm into mass adoption yet, and CIO magazine staff feel the jury is still out on whether they will.

11/6/2013

Are budgets increasing or declining? What are the top three priorities and the top three challenges of school district IT leaders? In the latest CoSN IT study, read the top 10 key findings, from budgets to salaries to job titles and more.

11/6/2013

A goal of the Gainesville school system in Florida is to have a personal tablet in the hands of each student, preferably within five years. A discussion about expanding the use of technology was held at the Monday work session of the school board. Director of Technology Keith Palmer and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Jamey Moore presented information about the learning materials available on tablets and other personal devices.

11/6/2013

Voters turned down Grand Blanc Schools' $36-million bond proposal for districtwide technology upgrades. The proposal, which failed by 221 votes, would have funded technology and infrastructure upgrades, remodeled and furnished media centers, purchased security improvements, and replaced the district's bus fleet.

11/6/2013

While students at San Francisco's Marshall and George Moscone Elementary schools have scored well in state standardized tests, doing so has helped put them behind in acquiring technology. Better test scores meant they lost out on the $45 million, three-year federal School Improvement Grants that added computers, iPads and laptops at the Mission District’s struggling schools.

11/6/2013

How to best use available funds to provide technology access in Austin ISD facilities was the focus of a board dialogue Nov. 4. About 83 percent of the 2013 bond money for tech upgrades is allocated to campuses, but actual work using bonds from that election is on hold because the 2013 bond is still the subject of litigation by the Travis County Taxpayers Union.

11/6/2013

A newly designed website for the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) highlights important assets for districts, brings more visibility to social media tools for increased engagement, and improves the user experience on a wide range of devices.

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