Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:55am
ADMITster.com, a new college admissions planning tool, launched to help students learn what they can do to improve their chances of acceptance at U.S. colleges and universities. The ADMITster What If? Engine allows users to adjust key performance variables to see how changes in academic, extracurricular or leadership profiles affect their individual likelihood of admission.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:49am
For many years, rankings have been a go-to source for families immersed in the college-selection process. Underneath it all, rankings have hotly debated methodologies, are harmfully laser-focused on limited, time-lagged quantitative criteria, and fail to provide a true picture of a college or university experience. Rankings form only a small percentage of data sources in a complex conversation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:47am
The implementation of Common Core has generated an unprecedented explosion in new education technologies. While new guidelines typically result in a windfall for the education industry — as textbooks are updated, test items redesigned, and new workbooks printed — it’s rare that these reorderings make much difference in the lives of students. The Common Core, however, has triggered a flurry of innovations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:34am
Superintendent John Deasy has filed a public records request seeking emails and other documents involving school board members and nearly two dozen companies including those at the center of the controversial iPad project. The move opens a new front in the fallout over a contract between the LAUSD and Apple.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:27am
The Salesforce.com Foundation made a $5 million donation to San Francisco public schools to support technology advances in classrooms, nearly doubling the $2.7 million gift the institution gave to schools last year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:24am
The proposed Middle School Technical Education Program Act aims to connect middle schoolers to potential careers and the skills they’ll need. The legislation would create a pilot program for schools to partner with postsecondary institutions and local businesses for education, apprenticeships and other opportunities not usually available until high school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:21am
As part of a pilot BYOD program at a Pennsylvania high school, students are also using their phones with software that coordinates class projects and activities in a somewhat private social network. And students study traditional social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, in a digital citizenship class.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:15am
Technical schools in Detroit Public Schools are going through a redesign this year, aimed at making their programs more relevant for the jobs of the future. The district is creating 21st Century Workforce Development Centers at four schools where students will be able to dual-enroll in high school and college courses at the same time.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:10am
November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:09am
October 30-November 2, 2014