Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 7:45pm
This is the third part of a four-part series about virtual schools and Open Education policy. The first post argued that if we are going to have virtual schools, states should give preference to virtual schools that make a commitment to Open Education policy and to sharing their curricula and other innovations with the world.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 9:46am
The final resolution for the $2 million general obligation bond to improve technology infrastructure in the district was passed unanimously at the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.'s board of trustees meeting Monday night.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 9:35am
Fremont City Schools have been awarded an $850,000 21st Century grant for afterschool and summer educational activities, district superintendent Traci McCaudy said at Monday's school board meeting. The grant targets Fremont Middle School students and will focus on raising math and reading skills beginning this school year, McCaudy said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:30pm
More than 100 Royse City eighth grade science students will participate in a technology lending program soon, thanks to a $100,000 grant awarded recently to the Royse City Independent School District. State grant funds will be used to purchase Intel Classmate Touch Netbooks for a teacher and approximately 115 students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:05am
Staying apace of rapidly evolving technologies and the innovative practices they enable remains a major challenge for school and district leaders concerned with keeping students on the upside of an expanding digital divide. As digital innovations emerge that require continuous upgrading of technological infrastructure, hardware and software, as well as training school personnel, district administrators are being called on to be more creative and strategic than ever.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 9:37am
The Huntsville City Schools board of education unanimously approved Superintendent Casey Wardynski's bold plan to move the entire school district to digital learning. The effort is set to launch for the 2012-2013 school year in partnership with Pearson and Edvation.