October 25-28, 2013
October 25-28, 2013
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has released data on the leading indicators of improvement for SIG recipients, including: student attendance, teacher attendance, advanced course-taking, and more.
In a new guidebook, iNACOL President Susan Patrick and two cowriters provide educational leaders with strategies for collaborative content development and the benefits of OER, a framework for planning.
MAKE magazine is hosting Maker Camp from July 8th to August 16th—a virtual camp that features projects students can do individually or together, whether they are at home or school.
Bradley County Schools system (Cleveland, Tenn.) is updating technology devices and its infrastructure to better serve students and prepare for PARCC online testing in time for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Los Banos (Calif.) Unified School District is about half way to having the technology needed for computer adaptive testing, which will be mandatory in California in the 2014-2015 school year.
What does it take to improve a school? What kinds of programs, systems, and people need to be in place for educational outcomes to improve overall? This report shows that these and other questions continue to vex policymakers, researchers, reformers, and advocates who pore over data and case studies looking for tools to transform schools into places where all students achieve.
Principals are scrambling to shape plans under a new school-based budgeting system that hands them more power to set educational priorities but, in many schools, less money to fulfill them.
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James Bowlby, former director of technology for the Menlo Park (Calif.) City School District for 14 years, joined the Mill Valley (Calif.) School District on July 8, in the same capacity.
A new report commits the district to exploring a variety of ways to accommodate students from its 45 “failing” schools into one its 12 schools in good standing with the state.
The decline in high-school populations won’t reverse until the school system gives parents the longer school days and rigorous academic environments that are characteristic of state-authorized charter schools, which are expanding across Boston.
Thirty-seven of Iowa’s 1,400 public school buildings include safe rooms, with most built in the last five years, state data show.
As Dr. Verna Ruffin moves into her new role as head of the Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) school system this week, one of the biggest challenges she faces is to plan for the district's technological future.
The federal Chief Information Officers council is creating an innovation committee that will identify and analyze cutting-edge technology. The committee will look ahead three years and identify potential uses and problems associated with technologies being developed, including mobile devices.