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February 03, 2014

'Telepresence Robots' Connect Virtual Teachers With Classrooms

An Alaska school district is piloting a program that allows virtual teachers to control robots that move around classrooms and interact with students.

June 27, 2013

Teach Oregon: Growing Great Teachers

Teach Oregon is a partnership between school districts and universities to develop a diverse workforce of great teachers. Oregon is tackling the toughest issues of teacher development that every state faces.

June 13, 2013

Are Districts the Key to Coursera's 'MOOCs' for Teachers?

The success of Coursera's effort to provide teacher professional development "MOOCs" could hinge on partnerships with districts, an analysis argues.

June 13, 2013

Will Districts Determine Success of Coursera's Teacher-Training Venture?

Generating sustained interest in its new, free teacher-training venture will require Coursera to partner with districts, a new analysis argues.

April 10, 2013

Improbable Scholars Garners Responses, Questions

A new book by David Kirp profiles improvement efforts in urban Union City, N.J., and argues for scaling up its success as a national model.

April 02, 2013

Closing the Divide Between District Tech., Finance Officials

School districts' chief financial officers and their chief technology officers often don't share the same language or way of thinking, the leader of a national school tech group says.

April 02, 2013

Dissecting the Tensions Between District Technology and Finance Officials

The leader of a national school digital education organization offers tips for bridging the longstanding divide between district chief financial officers and chief technology officers.

May 31, 2008

Rhee-Visiting the District of Columbia Public Schools (IV)

This is one of the few chances the DC City Council will have to do get back in the school reform process without being seen as obstructing change or undermining the Chancellor. No one can argue against the need for independent evaluators free from the least taint of conflicts.

May 29, 2008

Rhee-Visiting the District of Columbia Public Schools (III)

The history of business turnarounds shows improvements in productivity are necessary. A workforce motivated by fear of loosing their jobs won’t get you there. What’s called for is loyalty to the leadership. This Chancellor is going to have a hard time gaining loyalty from DC’s teachers, and she can’t replace them all.

May 29, 2008

Rhee-Visiting the District of Columbia Public Schools (II)

At the end of May 2008, her takeover formula is obvious: Break the will of institutions within the school system; demolish as much of the old culture as possible, take all the political flack up front; and prepare the ground for a new approach in the 2008-2009 school year.

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