Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:50am
A new assessment system for high school students providing multiple measures of college and career readiness launched this fall, helping students in career-themed public high schools understand what skills they need to enter the 21st-century workforce.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:35am
Introducing new technology into schools can be difficult, due to time constraints and a lack of resources. But your school can find a new way to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:17am
The Windows 8 operating system, which splashed on the market in October 2012, is changing the landscape of Microsoft-based computers. The once traditional PC operating system is making the move toward a more mobile, tablet-based environment in schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:03am
Huffington Post blogger Vala Afshar (@valaafshar) recently published a piece called "The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter (and 20 Rising Stars)." I was honored and surprised to be included on the list as #9 and pleased to see K12 CIOS @JDSCIO and @bengrey on the list, as well.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:45pm
Technology is so prevalent today, why not engage students in school with the same interactive devices and communication tools they love using? That’s the approach the Princeton City (Ohio) School District is taking to complement classroom instruction, and it is definitely working.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:31pm
Common Core proponents have relied on bafflement and obfuscation to shut down inquiry by the paying public into the very political process of putting the initiative into action -- a process monetarily supported by private education corporations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 11:19am
Louisiana public education is plagued with problems. Students aren’t graduating from high school, students who can’t read are being asked to write book reports, teachers either don’t care or are underpaid—you get the picture.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:41am
Sylvia P. Simms, a community advocate and broadband adoption outreach coordinator for Comcast and the Urban Affairs Coalition, was appointed to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the Mayor announced yesterday. Simms will fill the vacancy left by SRC member Lorene Cary who, after a leave of absence due to health reasons, will not seek reappointment.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:32am
Jen Baker, a seasoned teacher at Frenchtown School (N.J.) for the last 10 years, has always embraced technology to enhance learning for her students and to make her classroom more engaging. She now can share her expertise and enthusiasm with a broader audience in her new role as Tech Coordinator for Hunterdon County Education Association.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:30pm
Britannica Digital Learning is developing over 300 new e-books aimed at young children. The majority of the new titles, which will be curriculum-aligned for K6 and below, will encompass science, social studies, language arts, and math. The e-books are expected to be available by June.