Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:09pm
Everyone in Olympia is talking about how important education is these days. With a mandate from the state Supreme Court, the McCleary v. State ruling puts policymakers on the hook to find a way to fully fund basic education by 2018.
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Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:06pm
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a welcome discussion on whether and how to make the investments needed to realize this vision.
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Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:58pm
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:54pm
The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) has named its “20 to Watch” honors for 2012-2013. These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.
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Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:07pm
School superintendents across the nation are bracing for the deep cuts of sequestration, the federal policy consequence for continued Congressional inaction. In a report released today by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), hundreds of districts across the nation provided details describing what the cuts would look like in their district, reporting jobs cut, programs eliminated, and other negative impacts.
Nearly 400 responses from 42 states paint a dreary picture as it relates to the nation’s public schools and the sequester.
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Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:00am
Built for the Common Core, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product. To reach one million assessments in less than two years is a testament to the fact that i-Ready delivers a much-needed resource for educators across the country. The 1 millionth assessment was completed by two different students, in two different states at the exact same time on February 26 at 1:55 p.m. EST.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:55pm
The kit includes Casio’s easy-to-use, fx-55 PLUS fraction calculator in addition to twenty other math tools designed for elementary level mathematics.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:51pm
A new e-book, Social Media in Education: Enhancing Learning and Managing eSafety, from Bloxx, addresses the challenges schools face in harnessing social media information and collaborative learning tools, while protecting students from inappropriate content and dangerous malware.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:47pm
Designed to meet the needs of students who are away from the classroom for an extended period due to injury, illness, behavioral, or other issues, K12's HEAL program combines online curriculum, interactive technology, and services, such as instruction by certified teachers and mentoring, to enable students to continue to receive a high quality education, engage with other students, and to maintain their rate of progress toward graduation.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:43pm
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced the winners of its “20/20 Vision” video contest highlighting how online and blended learning solutions are improving academic outcomes for students, teachers, schools and districts across the country.