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Using technology to differentiate instruction

Watch the archive edition for a case study about ways to personalize learning using common classroom technologies.

Mass. Sen. Brownsberger Talks Education Innovation

Since arriving in the legislature, I have been working to expand the use of online technology in public schools. Thanks especially to the able leadership of two successive chairs of the Education Committee, Rep. Marty Walz and Rep. Alice Peisch, I can now report an important step forward.

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Jewish Schools Can Lead In STEM Education

My high school engineering classroom feels like the downtown loft of a high-tech start-up. In one corner, students pour over a “smart” air-conditioner device they’re designing. Others crowd around a laptop to trade impressions of a new prosthetic arm on a YouTube video. This is what STEM education should look like.

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Stacy Butterfield Named New Jenks Public School Superintendent

The Jenks Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to name Stacy Butterfield as the next Jenks Public School Superintendent.

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Five to Interview for Tecumseh (Mich.) Schools Superintendent

The slate of 15 applicants for the Tecumseh superintendency was whittled down to the five who will be interviewed at public meetings Jan. 29, 30 and 31 by the Tecumseh Board of Education. The interviews, at 7 and 8:30 p.m. each of the three evenings, will be in the Administrative Service Center, 212 N. Ottawa St.

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Viniard Leaving Quincy (Ill.) for Superintendent Job Near Chicago

Patricia Sullivan-Viniard, assistant superintendent of the Quincy School District for the past eight years, is leaving Quincy to take a superintendent's job in the Chicago area.
Sullivan-Viniard confirmed Wednesday she has accepted a job as superintendent of LaGrange Highlands School District 106 in LaGrange. She will start work July 1.

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Hillsborough, N.J. School Official Won't Get Paid for Last Year ... Yet

Three board of ed members voted to pay Andrew Rinko, and two voted against doing so at a board meeting Monday. "You need the majority of the full board, not just the ones in attendance," said Kia Bergman, the district’s community outreach coordinator. Four members of the nine-member board were absent Monday night.

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Ind. House Leader Expects School Spending Boost

The leader of the Indiana House says he expects its budget plan will direct more money to education and transportation than is included in Gov. Mike Pence's state spending proposal.

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Ogden, Utah School Teacher Charged with Sexually Abusing Children

A long-time Ogden school teacher was charged Thursday with multiple felonies in connection with allegedly sexually abusing two children under the age of 14. Prosecutors charged Scott Ray McMurray, 58, with 11 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and three counts of sodomy upon a child.

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Los Angeles Parents to File Petition for School Reform

Amabilia Villeda received a surprising phone call from her daughter's teacher one day — the sixth-grader could barely read. "How did this happen?" Villeda said. "Now she's in eighth grade and reads at third-grade level."

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