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September 23, 2014

8 Promising Practices for Recruiting Diverse Educator Talent

Attracting teachers, leaders, and other staff with a variety of backgrounds can lead to better organizational decisions, stronger relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and most importantly, improve the learning environment for students.

September 16, 2014

National Campaign Promotes Safe, Positive Technology Use for Families

The National PTA wants parents and students to talk about digital safety at home and at school just as frequently as they discuss bicycle safety.

September 11, 2014

Punish Kids by Taking Away Mobile Devices? A #TBT Look Back to 2010

Devices and apps have evolved since 2010, probably more quickly than parents' strategies for monitoring teens' digital usage and regulating teens' digital access as a form of discipline.

September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Student-Cellphone-Search Lawsuit Still Resonates

A 2009 lawsuit filed by the ACLU highlighted a still-evolving legal issue: When can school administrators search students' cellphones and social media accounts?

August 31, 2014

Internet and Empathy, Compassion, and Respect

How can we maximize the capacity of this extraordinary communication medium and attend to our ever-increasing need for empathy and compassion to endure as a human speices? While we lead the use of technology as a vehicle for communication, teaching and learning, we need to wrestle with these questions about visibility, empathy and compassion.

July 30, 2014

Penn State Coach Halts Recruitment of Player After Social-Media Misstep

Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand tweeted Wednesday morning that he had stopped pursuing one unnamed recruit because of his activity on social media.

July 22, 2014

Are You Leveraging the Power of Social Media?

By embracing social media, schools can engage students and their community in whole new ways. In this guest blog, school leader Brad Currie provides some practical tips on how to start.

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.

June 02, 2014

La. Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Student-Athletes' Social-Media Privacy

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal recently signed a law that prohibits K-12 schools from requiring student-athletes to fork over access to their social-media accounts.

May 21, 2014

Tweeting the Education News, Minute by Minute

At the Education Writers Association conference, two reporters describe how Twitter has become invaluable for covering the schools.

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