Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:48pm
In high schools around the country, more departing seniors are electing to study computer science, mathematics, engineering and science in college than are graduates of just a few years ago. The increase also reflects the emphasis that school and business leaders have been placing on better preparing students for a future in which virtually every occupation has embraced technology.
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Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:29pm
P-TECH, New York's new technology-infused college and career-training program for high school students, has hired Natasha Walkowicz Shea as its new principal. Most recently, she was the principal of Greenwood Lake Elementary School in Orange County. Walkowicz Shea's new job and the new school are funded by a $2.1 million grant intended to get the P-TECH program off the ground over the next few years.
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Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:31pm
Many schools have professional learning communities and time is set aside for groups of teachers to collaborate, to work on district initiatives and be agents of change in the schools. Simply giving teachers support and time to create shared video resources for their students could be a key to facilitating significant improvement in our schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:27pm
Common Core assessments are making testing easier for students with special needs. The computer-based exams include tools such as on-screen calculators, read-aloud instructions and descriptive videos to enhance accessibility for students with disabilities while keeping them in the classroom with their peers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:49am
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers surveyed over 1,000 educators statewide online and found that 87 percent of them said their schools did not have the technological resources to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test online. The teachers responded that many of their students lacked the computer skills as well.
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Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:42am
October 2–3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.
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September 19–22, 2014
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July 14–17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.
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July 10–12, 2014
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June 28–July 1, 2014