Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:29am
St. Paul Public Schools is starting modestly on its ambitious plan to overhaul learning through technology. The district will spend the coming year laying the groundwork for the eight-year plan, funded with a $9 million-a-year levy increase taxpayers backed last fall.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:22am
West Virginia lawmakers scored an important victory in passing wide-ranging education reform legislation earlier this year, but leadership in both the Senate and House of Delegates acknowledge the war is far from won.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:17am
In my previous life as a high school English teacher, I often felt disconnected from everyone making the decisions that affected how I did my job. But crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 4:42pm
Transforming the culture is key to the success of the technology revolution sweeping through districts today. In this post, blogger Bill Zima discusses culture's role in the framework of leadership that is required to successfully convert to a student-centered, proficiency-based system of learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 4:24pm
If you could travel back in time, what career advice would you give yourself? This question was posed to current and former private sector CIOs. They were asked to write letters to their former selves, and this is what they had to say.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:36pm
A close examination of two medium-sized school districts' standardized testing calendars found that kids are losing out on receiving a full, high-quality education because of pervasive test preparation and testing, according to a report released by the American Federation of Teachers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:24pm
The American Association of School Librarians’ inaugural list of 25 best apps for teaching and learning has five categories: books; STEM; organization and management; social sciences, and content creation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 11:02am
K12 education leaders need practical, forward-thinking information that helps guide technology planning decisions, and the recently released NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition can help. The report is a rich resource for educators considering the best way to use new technologies to benefit students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:27am
The issue of where Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) schools and other public school systems should be going with education technology is a hot topic these days. While the outcome for school systems is hard to predict, there are real-world lessons that Tennessee's school officials and public education funding bodies can learn from.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 2:32pm
Every student who does not have access to some form of a computer falls behind every day. Schools must prepare students for the future economy by providing them with the necessary technology today.