March 19-22, 2014
March 19-22, 2014
Davis Creek Elementary School in Barboursville, W.Va., is helping to kick off a U.S. Department of Education-funded study that looks at how well digital math courses are working. The four-year study follows a recent report from the National Assessment of Education, which said West Virginia's fourth graders ranked 42nd nationally in math.
Blended learning, when students learn both from a teacher and from online programs, has become a popular choice for schools around the country. In 2009, 3 million K12 students took an online course, up from 45,000 nine years prior. Now that blended learning is more commonplace, what’s next for the trend?
The iNACOL Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice Award was presented to Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) Chief Innovation Officer Verena Roberts for her work with emerging educational projects, such as creating the first K12 MOOC for high school students.
Discovery Communications announced it has acquired Espresso Group Limited, the leading provider of primary school digital education content in the U.K. Discovery Education, the company's education division and a global leader in providing curriculum-based digital content to classrooms, will oversee the business.
Recently, The Guardian held a live chat on teaching digital citizenship and how schools can help keep students safe online. Here are some of the best pieces of advice that were shared during the discussion.
Business Insider got a chance to tour the Amplify offices in Brooklyn and chat with CEO Joel Klein, as well as some of the company's software engineers and designers. What they uncovered were collaborative learning apps, data analysis, and games that give students access to everything from dramatic readings of famous books to an expansive network of math problems.
Where do we go from here? That's the question Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite put before the packed crowd gathered at district headquarters Monday night for a School Reform Commission meeting on strategy, policy and priorities.
The rise of 1-to-1 programs has pushed a surge of mobile devices into schools, creating a whole new logistical challenge for district CIOs. These technology managers are wise to deploy a mobile device management system to keep track of both the hardware and the data.
The high number of charters has left Oakland Unified School District struggling financially to serve the students whose families don't choose charters.
Google is making it more convenient for schools around the country to integrate tablets and educational apps into the classroom. The search company launched tablets running Google Play for Education, a version of the Google Play app store specifically designed for K12 schools in the U.S.
President Barack Obama unveiled a new $100 million competitive grant program called Youth CareerConnect that will try to better prepare high school students for high-tech careers.
ReadWorks is a nonprofit service that has cataloged hundreds of lesson plans and more than a thousand nonfiction reading passages aligned to Common Core standards. Recently, ReadWorks added a new batch of science passages with accompanying question sets to use in elementary and middle school.
A new proposal would allow the district to enter into contracts with colleges and universities to manage schools within the district, essentially giving them the role of superintendent and asking them to oversee everything from the budget to day-to-day operations.
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