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March 17, 2014

Instagram Photos of Nude N.C. High School Students Prompt State Investigation

Investigators discovered the incident spread to as many as 13 counties involving 30 separate social media accounts featuring photos of students as young as 14.

March 11, 2014

Social Media Is Better Than You Think

There are many negative preconceived notions about social media, but it may be better than you think.

March 07, 2014

A Daughter's Facebook Post Costs an Educator $80,000

A Facebook post by the daughter of a Florida educator cost the father $80,000 out of a larger settlement of an employment discrimination suit against a private school.

January 15, 2014

Teachers Avoid Social Media Use for Classroom Learning, Survey Finds

Many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives, but not for teaching purposes because of concerns about negative repercussions, a new survey says.

December 15, 2013

Social Media: An Asset for Teachers and Leaders

The use of social media as a communication tool for educators is inevitable. The paramount value of using social media is the creation and maintenance of relationships. It is a communication accelerant that moves information between people faster than we have ever experienced and, in fewer words than we are used to using.

December 11, 2013

Computer Programming: A New Frontier

Tech giants like Google and Microsoft have issued a call for global government surveillance reform, marking quite publicly that we live in a world where technological advancement has accelerated passed our cultural capacity to regulate it. Fears of spying and data ownership have negatively affected K-12, but the advancement has also created new industries for career paths, and with them the need for new educational focus areas.

December 04, 2013

Gates, Zuckerberg Pour Money Into School Connectivity Plan

Foundations supported by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are lending their backing to a nonprofit focused on improving high-speed broadband in schools.

November 01, 2013

Students Not Bothered That Colleges Are Checking Them Out Online More

Nearly one-third of admissions officers surveyed say they have checked out an applicant's online profile, while the practice doesn't concern most students.

October 02, 2013

Massive Purchase of iPads in L.A. District Brings Security Woes

The nation's second-largest school district has experienced several setbacks in the rollout of its effort to provide all students with iPads.

September 05, 2013

Prospective College Students' Social-Media Habits Shifting

High school students are relying more on Twitter and Instagram for information about college, as Facebook use drops, a new survey finds.

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