October 2009 Archives

A new report finds that less than one-third of parents believe schools are adequately preparing students for 21st-century jobs.

Houghton Mifflin has signed a $40 million contract with Detroit public schools to provide textbooks and digital software to students and teachers in the district.

A documentary is in the works by the director of "An Inconvenient Truth" that seeks to fuel a sense of urgency for improving public education.

A-list speakers, educators, policymakers, and corporate representatives are on hand to brainstorm ways technology and innovation can drive real school reform.

The November issue of Fast Company profiles how wireless phone companies are working with schools to show educational uses for mobile technologies.

An impressive group of educators, policymakers, corporate leaders, and others will tackle tough questions about improving schooling for today's students.

Watch an interview with Stanford professor and online education advocate Terry Moe about his new book Liberating Learning.

Roughly 50 percent of teens admit to text messaging while driving, a dangerous habit that can increase the risk of a crash by 23 times, a recent report says.

Can Twitter and similar social networking tools be used effectively in the classroom?

Two articles about school shooting threats made on Facebook examine the issue of student behavior on social-networking sites and what schools should do about it.

One high school in Tampa Bay is tapping into the educational power of cellphones rather than banning them.

Students at Century High School in Bismarck, N.D., will now have access to social networking tools for school purposes.

An ed-tech expert recommends swtiching from desktop computers to laptops or netbooks to lower energy costs.

Is there a role for cursive writing in the technological age? Should it be taught in school?

The Innosight Institute, Disrupting Class authors Clayton Christensen's and Michael B. Horn's nonprofit think tank, released a study about the Florida Virtual School.

Digital access and equity are the topics of a report and a string of FCC hearings on the National Broadband Plan.

More IT professionals are concerned about energy use, a survey finds.

It's Tuesday. Here are our favorite retweets.

SETDA teams up with state Title I administrators to create two quick guides for schools to make better use of technology and stretch their money more effectively.

With flu season on the horizon, schools are preparing to deal with closures and exploring the potential for technology to provide continuity of learning.

Officials at Iowa State University have decided to remove landline phones from student residencies in favor of cellphones and an improved wireless network, a move that could offer lessons for K-12 school districts.

The One Laptop Per Child initiative is helping to transform education in Rwanda, which is now the initiative's largest African client.

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