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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.

March 20, 2014

Using Hip-Hop as an Educational Tool

In 2010 associate professor Christopher Emdin started a weekly Twitter chat called #HipHopEd to discuss the intersection of hip-hop and education. It has become an international education movement.

March 19, 2014

Teaching Channel: An Online Community Improving Practice

Recognizing that "a video library probably won't change practice," Pat Wasley set out to make Teaching Channel (Tch) an interactive community. The former dean of the University of Washington College of Education turned edupreneur took over the Oakland nonprofit two years ago.

March 11, 2014

When Teachers Read Mean Tweets by Their Students

Students at Los Alamitos High School, in Calif., rounded up their teachers this month and had them read mean tweets about themselves as part of a TV production project.

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