Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 4:22pm
Amid the unveiled alongside the iPad Mini at an event on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook also brought up Apple’s leading role in education, highlighting the fact that the older full-size iPad had already been adopted by 2,500 classrooms around the U.S. in the two and a half years since it was first introduced.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:00pm
Strong and steady won the race for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, winner of the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes large, urban school districts making gains in student achievement.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 10:52am
On Sept. 20, Jaime Casap, senior education evangelist at Google, Inc., gave the keynote presentation at the District Administration Leadership Institute Summit at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz. Casap had the audience thinking about the meaning of true educational vision and where we need to be in the future with regard to creating a learning environment that brings out the best in every child. A summary of his keynote is below.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 5:42pm
Teachers union leaders are calling for creating a preschool through community college system, expanded use of blended learning and year-round programs for at-risk students as part of a plan to reboot Michigan’s school funding system.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:34pm
A San Francisco nonprofit plans to announce a $25 million fund Monday to create Bay Area schools focused on "blended learning," the concept of coupling traditional teaching with online resources to improve student performance.
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 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.