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October 24, 2014

Start Up Spotlight: ClassKick

This series, Start Up Spotlight, will feature video interviews with these developers, stories behind how they got started and sneak peaks into future iteration of their products. First off, we have Andrew Rowland and Peter Do, the co-founders of Classkick. This free iPad app allows teachers to easily create open response questions, push them out to students and then view student responses and annotations via a real-time dashboard. Check out this post to see the video interview and learn more!

September 30, 2014

Watch: Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal

A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.

September 25, 2014

Fla.'s Charlie Crist on the Stump: K-12 Priorities, Funding, and Privatization

Supporters of Democratic nominee Charlie Crist for Florida governor are optimistic about his K-12 plans, but concede that he might not bring big changes in some areas if elected.

September 08, 2014

Fiction Teaches Students Empathy, Research Shows

Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.

September 05, 2014

Education Department Proposes Big Changes to School Improvement Grant Program

Floundering schools that receive federal turnaround dollars would get some new options for using the money under draft guidance slated to be published in the federal register Monday.

August 29, 2014

21st Century Education: Not Just Relationships, But Also Partnerships and Personalization

Let's drop the debating and move to a more inclusive discussion on how relationships, partnerships, technology, and new strategic instructional models can make teaching and learning more effective and efficient for all.

August 26, 2014

Why I Sought a Partner: Startup Burnout, Survival, and Sustainability

Being a solo entrepreneur requires doing the jobs of five people while having the time of one. Startup life is not meant to be shouldered by one person forever.

August 25, 2014

The Cost of Raising and Educating Kids

While more than 90 percent of parents take advantage of free public education, they and other citizens pay for it through income and property tax (and, for college, lots of student loan debt). It is time to develop better and cheaper learning options.

August 13, 2014

How EdTech Is Meeting Special Needs

New tools and schools are transforming special education, here are 12 things Florida special education directors are excited about.

August 07, 2014

Seven Ways State Policy Can Promote Competence

There are seven ways state policy can promote and accelerate the shift to next-generation competency based learning and improve outcomes.

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