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Summer school makes a comeback

Summer schools—whether credit recovery courses for high school students or remedial programs for younger children—have long been reliable features of the educational landscape. But the recession and its aftermath of severe budget cuts have changed the priorities of school district leaders.

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Removing weak links from K12 classrooms

Changing state laws and the rise of evaluations have given administrators more flexibility in removing tenured teachers, a task that had long been nearly impossible. More states are tying student achievement to teacher evaluations and renegotiating contracts.

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Are gifted students slighted in schools?

The American public school system’s focus on struggling students leaves high-achievers without a challenging enough education—a detriment to the country in a time of concerns over international competitiveness, says a new guidebook.

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ISTE announces inaugural virtual conference, featuring top experts in ed-tech

Available to ISTE members, the interactive learning experience with top experts in education technology will feature hot topics from the ISTE 2013 Conference as well as previews of the programs for ISTE 2014 in Atlanta.

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New registry should help educators find online resources

In this month's "On Topic" Q&A with a K12 thought leader, Richard Culatta, of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology, talks about how schools can use an online tool to vet information.

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Zwipe’s Biometric Card – next evolution of ID card

Eliminating the problems of solely deploying PINs and standard cards, the wirelessly powered Zwipe biometric card lets users authenticate themselves directly on the card through something they are, a fingerprint.

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Core capacity: Going beyond required tech upgrades

Implementing technology upgrades required for Common Core assessments can be more opportunity than burden for districts seeking the most academic achievement from their IT spending.

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Immediate feedback is key to teacher evaluations

One of the simplest and most effective ways to build a positive school culture and increase student achievement is to engage teachers and administrators in ongoing conversations about the improvement of professional practices and instructional strategies.

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Students travel the world with a computer and projector

Students from around the world have been traveling virtually to the White House, the Antarctic and the International Space Station thanks to a Google+ program that helps classrooms confined by budget cuts explore the world outside of school.

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U.S. seeks global solutions to stagnant scores

Once again, the United States has landed in the middle of the pack on an international assessment, leading education experts to question what top-performing nations are doing that our schools are not.

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