Thanks to ASCD's Twitter feed I got a tip this morning about the new Web site for the U.S. Department of Education. There are some dramatic changes, but these kinds of redesigns often occur with a change in administration. One noticable new feature is the blog down the left side of the page, which looks like it might just be a rolling summary of press releases. There's also a rotating feature at the top and links to resources at the bottom and down the right column. It might take a while to figure out how this redesign compares to ...
These days it's rarely a surprise to read about a new effort to translate print curriculum to a digital medium. But a headline on an e-newsletter I just received from the Academy for Educational Development captured my attention. It links to a news article on allAfrica.com about Rwanda's efforts to "digitalize and disseminate" the national curriculum as part of the country's push toward "Education for All" goals set by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The article quotes Samuel Mulindwa, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education: We have the challenge of achieving "education for all" ...
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When it comes to Internet filtering, some school leaders have found that less is more.
The lawsuit charges that the middle school student's constitutional protection against unnecessary search and seizure and his free speech rights were violated.
The research on the efficacy of online learning is growing as the medium becomes increasingly popular among students seeking academic enrichment or credit recovery.
The Digital Education blog recognizes some noteworthy posts from Twitter in this inaugural Retweet Tuesday feature.
Curriki has pulled together information and resources designed to help schools, districts, and states get prepared for flu-related school closures by having online learning plans in place.
After hearing teachers' complaints, the CPS board has decided to re-evaluate and tweak the new policies regarding the use of social media, although details surrounding which policies might be changed and how are still under wraps.
Apparently Chicago Public Schools has approved a new e-mail policy that prohibits teachers from contacting students through cellphones, non-CPS e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or blogs and Web sites created off the CPS network.