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MOOCs go to K12: Higher ed trend expands to high schools

K12 educators and administrators are beginning to experiment with the “massive open online courses”—better known as MOOCs—that have taken the higher education world by storm.

Texas truancy law challenged

A Texas law that forces students who have missed an excessive amount of school to go to court and sometimes jail has been challenged as unconstitutional by a coalition of advocacy groups for young people and the disabled.

ISTE Buzz: STEM video games, cloud collaboration and online PD

Rapidly changing K12 classroom technology that is helping district administrators prepare students for college and the modern workforce was on display at this June’s ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Judge rules Bridgeport (Conn.) Superintendent Paul Vallas removed from office

A judge has ordered Bridgeport (Conn.) schools superintendent Paul Vallas removed from office, ruling that the national education reform figure is not properly certified for the position.

Staff-development essentials: Effective online presentations

It may seem expensive to budget to do online in-service education well, but it costs more in the long-run to do it poorly, and even more to skip it altogether.

Robots take over Emily Dickinson

Robotics and poetry aren’t an ordinary combination. But together, they represent one Pennsylvania district’s expansion from STEM to STEAM, adding an element of art to math and science.

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Superintendent Kelvin Adams turns around St. Louis schools

St. Louis Public Schools, the largest district in Missouri, was struggling to stay afloat in 2007, with $40 million dollars of debt and low test scores.

On Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science standards

One significant impact of this year’s federal budget sequester is its toll on scientific research, with many organizations and research institutes facing the likelihood of huge cuts to their funding.