Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:50pm
Luca Lashes eBooks and apps turn “fearful firsts” for children into educational experiences and foster language development by offering eBooks in multiple languages and apps that allow for switching between languages. Select entries in the contest will be shared within the Luca Lashes e-newsletter.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:48pm
The leadership of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and superintendents from across the country joined U.S. education policy leaders yesterday on Capitol Hill to discuss education policies that will support all schools.
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Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:47pm
During the half-hour discussion, representatives from PresenceLearning and Pearson will share lessons learned from a year-long pilot of live online speech-language assessments. PresenceLearning speech-language pathologists (SLPs) administered more than 500 assessments during this time. Panelists will also discuss which assessments can be administered online and the practicalities involved.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:43pm
More than 90 percent of the 2,500 students given seats in accredited schools as of Aug. 9 were attending those schools when officials took a count last month. Still, there were defections as the unprecedented process to transfer students unfolded.
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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:39pm
Weeks of focused help paid off at one school -- the pass rate in math jumped 14 percentage points, with black, white and Hispanic students all making gains.
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Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:37pm
Because our students are battling "information overload," an increasingly impactful cultural dynamic that's requiring very specific skills to tackle the ever-evolving digital learning environment. Since many students don't have those skills, they're essentially facing these challenges unequipped to win.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:35pm
Early decision applications are due in November and FAFSA becomes available in January, which means college bound seniors need to start shaping up their essays, test scores, and grades - stat. It’s a lot to process, but luckily Shmoop, one of the world’s largest digital publisher of educational guides and resources, launched its newly revamped College 101 just in time to take students’ sweaty-palmed hands through this all-important decision.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:32pm
North Valley Military Institute, a Los Angeles Unified School District charter school, has this year transformed from a traditional campus to one steeped in military-style values and structure.
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Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:30pm
The nation’s largest teachers’ union is partnering with Teach Plus to launch a selective fellowship that will empower solutions-oriented teachers, most of whom are in the first 10 years of their careers, to advise union leadership on teacher engagement and retention.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:26pm
Working with Cloud services provider Boxed Network and Ericom, Jackson implemented PowerTerm WebConnect as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution , which amongst its improved usability and lower IT overhead, saved Jackson from having to invest in on-premise IT infrastructure.