September 11, 2013
The city of Chicago is creating ChicagoYouthOpportunities.org, a web portal that will give parents and older students links to the websites of major city agencies and nonprofit organizations that run after-school programs. The link is expected to be live this fall.
Technology is not a silver bullet. While it may seem that there is an app for just about everything, the classroom teacher remains the most significant influence on student achievement.
A $2.2 million project is underway to create solar energy at the St. Clair County Regional Education Service Agency campus in Marysville, Mich. The 2,000 solar panels will produce about 500 kilowatts of energy, which is enough to power about 70 homes.
There doesn’t need to be a fight between teaching and technology in the classroom. The right combination of the two can deliver personalized learning to improve kids’ understanding and enable success.
The 2010 movie Waiting for Superman highlighted a growing problem in our education system: that students are finding it more challenging to get a quality education based on the current paradigm. While the film raised controversial issues, a thought came to me: Is technology the education sector's Superman?
September 17-18, 2013
San Jose, Calif.
The online diagnostic for reading and math will help New York state school districts and boards of cooperative educational services define student growth for teacher and principal evaluations.
The vast majority of districts in six Central New York counties will start school this week with fewer students than they had a decade ago.
This expansion supports Forsyth County Schools’ nationally recognized Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program, which encourages students to bring their personal technology tools to school for learning.
Researchers investigating the use of iris recognition for biometric identification, which has been tested in some school cafeterias, have concluded that aging doesn't affect distinguishing characteristics of the average person's iris for almost a decade.
To meet the Student Growth and Academic Achievement component of Georgia’s Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, teachers of non-tested subjects must implement Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) to gauge student growth.
Students across South Jersey are preparing to go back to school this week. From pencils and backpacks to sneakers and wardrobe, there’s no shortage of expense for parents, but with school uniforms becoming increasingly popular, some districts are trying to cut down on the spending.
Ninety percent of education leaders, the most out of any sector for which respondents were surveyed, believe that technology has made them more imaginative and creative at work, with 80 percent saying it has also made them more productive. These insights are from a study called "Humans and Machines," conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Ricoh.