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August 01, 2014

Supreme Court Cell Phone Ruling Could Impact School Policy

As districts prepare for the beginning of another school year, leaders should be aware of a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that could influence staff and student cell phones policies and practices.

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 30, 2014

Federal Study Examines Computer-Based Writing for 4th Graders

A federal pilot study found that fourth graders are capable of using a computer to write well enough to be assessed, but did not determine if computer-based tests can effectively measure their abilities.

July 30, 2014

App Aims to Boost Comprehension by Putting E-Books to Music

A startup that combines cinema-style soundtracks with the texts of popular books claims to be "transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film."

July 29, 2014

Trouble in Common Core City: Too Many Music Men, Not Enough Librarians

Therefore, the Common Core project itself is also an exercise in fear-mongering about the future of our children, and has its own version of Professor Hill in its chief promoter, Bill Gates.

July 25, 2014

Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests

Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, a federal pilot study finds. But whether a computer-based test can effectively measure their abilities remains to be determined.

July 24, 2014

Rural Libraries Lag in Bandwidth, Technology Staff

A recent survey found libraries provide communities with 21st century resources and skills yet are often lacking in rural areas.

July 23, 2014

Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds

The American Library Association's 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey finds overall improvements in library connectivity, technology, and programming nationwide.

July 22, 2014

A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools

A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.

July 18, 2014

Common Core Exams Pose a Challenge For Rural Districts

Rural schools often lack the bandwidth, technology, and funding to transition to new, online exams.

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