Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:58pm
Young adults who are failing in inner city schools consequently lack the skills necessary to compete in the workforce and create a drag on the Commonwealth’s economy. This is something the business community should not only pay attention to but also fear.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:38pm
The gap that exists is not one of "achievement" or capability of children of color to learn, the gap has to do with access to equal opportunity and equity within the systems designed to enhance and shape the learning outcomes of all children. This gap also has to do with the structural and institutional racism that is deeply embedded within our public education system and is perpetuated from one generation to the next.
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Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:30pm
We do everything possible to encourage college attendance. In the 2011-12 academic year, for example, one program alone—the federal Pell Grant program, intended to help low- and moderate-income students finance college—cost taxpayers $34.5 billion, about half the entire U.S. Department of Education budget.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:28pm
Democratic senators from rural areas are seeking a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law to give their constituents a better chance of competing for federal funding, a touchy subject among politicians. A debate over education policy will likely split lawmakers along the same regional lines that divided them during the recent debate over gun control legislation.
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Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:15pm
This dynamic package provides teachers and students access to the largest collection of eBooks and thousands of apps, with the power to create multi-media content.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:11pm
The entire school community can share, like, and comment on photos, memories, and events from the school year. Parents and students are then able to personalize their yearbook by choosing the photos and memories they find most important, and have those photos and memories printed in their unique copy of the school yearbook.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 1:58pm
Integrating the best of both digital and traditional learning, VINCI Blended Learning Programs are fully integrated learning programs that mesh with the ECE, Common Core standards and Head Start Standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:27pm
The EdTech Digest Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education; the Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, and the EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:21pm
Edited by longtime friend of Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield, the compilation reads like a narrative. The celebration of what Vonnegut called “the long-delayed puberty ceremony” will inspire recent graduates as well as those whose college years are long ago.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:18pm
This new integration with Insight 360 enables educators to access dynamic student rosters, deliver teacher or district created assessments from a simple drop-down menu, and upload data to Illuminate’s web-based platform for detailed analysis.