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December 16, 2014

Balanced Literacy: Being a Program-less Teacher

So now, in a way, I am program-less. There is no one teacher's guide that I regularly reference and where I find all my ready-made resources.

December 08, 2014

The Common Core Journey

Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.

December 08, 2014

Code.org Kicks Off Computer Science Education Week at White House

Code.org and the National Science Foundation have forged a public-private partnership that will use $20 million in new funding to expand computer science education in U.S. schools.

November 14, 2014

Obama to Host Ed-Tech Summit for Superintendents

The White House summit on Wednesday, Nov. 19 will highlight exemplary leadership in digital transformations and launch a "Future Ready District Pledge."

October 07, 2014

Arne Duncan Guidance Calls for Equal Technology Access Across Schools

A "Dear Colleague" letter released recently by the Department of Education urges states, districts and schools to proactively evaluate how they distribute resources, including educational technology.

September 18, 2014

U.S. Ed. Department's Ed-Tech Nonprofit Was Born This Week: #TBT

A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.

September 15, 2014

Majority of States Raise Their Hands for New Preschool Grants

States and districts may be somewhat weary of competitive grants, but the early childhood education money seems to be garnering a lot of interest.

September 04, 2014

Where Do NCLB Waiver States Stand On Extensions?

Kansas is the very first state to shed the "high-risk" label.

August 29, 2014

Which Kind of Teaching?

How teaching practices are observed and evaluated can determine whether teachers shift to deeper learning approaches.

July 09, 2014

U.S. Education Department Offers Tips to Districts, States on Social Media Use

Making more effective use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools remains a challenge for most school districts and state education agencies, a new report says.

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