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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.

May 05, 2014

Students in Action with Autism Expressed

A great video example of how teachers and students are using Autism Expressed. It answers the question, "Who is is this program designed for?"

April 16, 2014

Louisville Suicide Highlights Role of Social Media in Schools' Crisis-Response Efforts

Districts are encouraged to incorporate strategies for responding to suicidal threats made on social media into their crisis-response plans.

April 04, 2014

National Opt-Out Advocacy Group Claims Website Was Hacked, 'Trashed'

Administrators of a national website that is the go-to source for information and advice about boycotting state assessments say the site has been hacked.

March 25, 2014

Detroit Parents Can Use New Website to Compare School Ratings, Programs

A Detroit education nonprofit partners with a national school-ratings website to provide parents more in-depth information about the city's schools.

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