Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 9:34am
Higher education is the next bubble. Facebook will replace classroom instruction. Textbooks will go away, and some colleges will, too. In other words, everything is going to change. Or, at least, that's the talk we in education and technology regularly hear these days. It sounds exciting—and, to some, scary. Is all the talk just hype? Or are we really starting to see the beginnings of major change?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 10:43am
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson announced the appointment of Roger Bourgeois as Assistant Superintendent for Technical/Vocational Network. Bourgeois, who currently serves as Superintendent of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Hathorne, will direct the district’s efforts to expand and enhance technical and vocational opportunities.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:32pm
In his ongoing effort to make New York City a technological powerhouse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed the 20 middle and high schools selected for the city’s new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 2:50pm
Advancing school technology is causing a large divide, between those kids with a computer at home and those without.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 4:06pm
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles School Board got together to consider a Common Core Technology Project Plan. If approved, the plan would initially fund computing devices for 30,000 students at 47 schools for $50 million, beginning this year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 4:03pm
A $2 million campaign will try to get 21st-century technology into every classroom in the Iowa City school district. The Iowa City Community School District Foundation, a private nonprofit that raises money for the district, launched the public phase of its “EveryClassroom” campaign on Tuesday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:18am
Investing in technology is a top priority for the Concord (N.H.) School District, with money budgeted for increasing wireless access, providing iPads for students and more in next year’s proposed $72.8 million budget, which was presented to the school board last night.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:05am
Today's graduates will barely recognize the high schools those born this year will attend, as technology dramatically transforms education in the next decade. Technology already helps students learn more and better, and makes their learning more relevant to the changing needs of families and the economy.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 2:36pm
Facing a 2015 deadline to add more digital textbooks and materials to classroom instruction, Orange County schools chief operations officer Michael Eugene has about as many questions as answers.