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December 02, 2014

Social Media Threats at School Taken Up by U.S. Supreme Court

The justices take up a case that includes a Facebook reference to shooting up a school. Was it a true threat, or a "therapeutic" vent?

December 01, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Weighs School Threats on Social Media

The justices take up a case that includes a Facebook reference to shooting up a school. Was it a true threat, or a "therapeutic" vent?

November 25, 2014

Is It Time to Disconnect?

Educators are running in numerous different directions, doing more with less. With that comes an opportunity cost. It's time to disconnect.

November 24, 2014

College Admissions Officers Increasingly Check Out Students' Online Profiles

New surveys from Kaplan Test Prep find that about one-third of admissions officers look for more information about an applicant through their social media activity; most students have no problem with the practice.

November 13, 2014

Teachers (Still) Behaving Badly on Social Media Sites: #TBT

Even as social media sites like Twitter have become valuable tools for educators, instances of teacher misbehavior similar to those chronicled by Ed Week in 2008 have continued.

November 03, 2014

District's Social Media Monitoring Led to Expulsions of Mostly Black Students

A former FBI agent scoured students' social media posts as part of a greater school security effort, a report by AL.com says.

October 28, 2014

Social Media, Open Resources Shaping European Ed-Tech Priorities

European countries' views about how educational technology can be used to improve schools in some respects mirror those of educators and policymakers in the United States, a new report concludes.

October 02, 2014

New Website Aims to Compare Ohio Charters, Districts for Parents

Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.

October 02, 2014

Cheating Threat on Computerized Tests Not Covered in State Laws, Group Says

State laws have not kept pace with the growth of computerized testing, leaving unaddressed the potential for new types of cheating, according to a new report from ACT.

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.

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