language arts

Technology: Are language teachers leading the way?

From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, Joe Dale explores how language teachers have embraced technology in the classroom.

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English Language Arts Standards

The Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K12 standards to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

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Idaho Education Committee Approves Cursive Bill

A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting in Idaho schools is headed for a full House vote after unanimously passing the chamber's Education Committee.

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Why Newspaper Advisers Are Heroes

These educators put up an enormous amount of effort for the privilege of putting out a school newspaper.

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ODYSSEYWARE Releases Writer Instructional Aid to Improve Writing Outcomes

ODYSSEYWARE, one of the leading publishers of online curriculum for students in grades 3-12, has recently released ODYSSEYWARE Writer, a new instructional aid for teachers and students to create focused and differentiated writing instruction.

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Petoskey (Mich.) Board Moves Ahead with Tech Program

The Petoskey (Mich.) school board voted unanimously to purchase Microsoft Office productivity software from CDW. It will be installed on 450 computer workstations acquired earlier this fall.

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Pre-kindergarten Education Calendar Promotes Language

Take me outside when it's snowing. Help me find words to describe what I'm seeing, feeling and experiencing. Say the name of an animal and have me make that animal's noise. When we're reading, ask me to turn pages and predict what will happen next. It will keep me interested. These are examples of activities listed in the Nebraska State Department of Education's new pre-kindergarten education calendar, all written from a child's point of view.

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The Costs of Common Core

As school leaders across the nation prepare to implement the Common Core Standards in 2014, a new report proposes three options—with three costs—to use.

Nebraska Department of Education Releases State of Schools Report

A report on Nebraska public schools and student performance was released Wednesday during a news conference in Lincoln.

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E-rate Goes Mobile

The FCC launches pilot program, "Learning On-the-Go"