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Tech & content team up in K12

Michael Gagne
February, 2017
ELITEBOOK AT WORK—A  young student gets comfortable at Church Lane Elementary School as he diligently works on his HP laptop, an element of the digital curriculum program in Baltimore’s K12 schools.

Andrew Smith, chief strategy officer in North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School System, is leading a digital-first initiative that three years ago aimed to give an iPad or a MacBook Air to all students—and their teachers—from grades 3 through 12. Rowan-Salisbury became 1-to-1 by the 2014-15 school year.

Making the world your classroom

Tim Goral
October, 2016
Julie Lindsay's new book offers educators guidance on creating global learning environments.

Julie Lindsay believes that, in today’s increasingly turbulent societies, it is vital that children experience other cultures and develop the skills that will help them in a connected world. Empowering educators with the tools to foster this environment in the classroom is a critical part of the process.

Opening of Cuba reveals lessons on historic transition

Alison DeNisco
June, 2016
Students from Aspen School District in Colorado visit the Mural de la Prehistoria in the town of Viñales.

Improving relations with Cuba have renewed interest in educational travel for some U.S. schools this year, with teachers eager to show students a country on the cusp of historic changes.

Administrators cancel school trips after terrorist threats

Alison DeNisco
March, 2016
Students visited Paris on a trip organized through the Student & Youth Travel Association in July 2014. Some district administrators cancelled trips to popular destinations including Paris, New York City and Washington, D.C., in recent months after terrorist attacks or threats on those locations.

The November terrorist attack on Paris and ensuing threats to major U.S. cities led many administrators nationwide to cancel class spring break trips in efforts to keep students safe. The decisions, in many cases, disappointed students, parents and city officials in popular tourist destinations.

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