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* CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s Education Technology Task Force has released preliminary recommendations… (read)* “Fox News Reporting: Fixing Our Schools” hosted by Juan Williams airs Sunday, August 19 at 9 pm ET and 12 am ET on Fox News Channel… (link)
News…Hundreds applaud McDonnell’s education reform agendaRichmond Times-Dispatch | Richmond, VAThrough six panel discussions and three keynote speeches, one theme emerged clearly and consistently during Gov. Bob McDonnell’s first K-12 Education Reform Summit. There’s exciting opportunity for the state’s students, a bipartisan lineup of local, state and national education leaders said during the (read)Newark charter high schools make strides in online educationStar-Ledger | Newark, NJIn just over a week, 80 sixth-graders will walk into a brick office building in downtown Newark, flip open their wireless laptops, and log on to class in one of the state’s newest schools. Merit Preparatory Charter School will begin classes Aug. 27 on one floor of a Broad Street building, with walls removed to (read)Virtual RealityThe Journal | Martinsburg, WVA variety of types of children fall into the “at-risk students” description used by educators for youngsters who may not remain in school long enough to earn their diplomas. Students with behavior problems, those with learning disabilities and children whose home lives are not conducive to education are included (read)SERIES, PART 6: Hybrid Learning might be the model for public education of the futureLebanon Daily News | Lebanon, PAFaced with escalating financial challenges and the mandate to reach an academically diverse student population with increasingly limited resources, Lebanon School District is on the verge of implementing a program that may fundamentally change the way it delivers education. When classes start in just a (read)Boyertown ready to debut cyberschoolReading Eagle | Reading, PAWhen the Boyertown School District’s newest school opens Aug. 29, there will be no ribbon-cutting, locker doors slamming or students clamoring in the halls. Instead, it will open to the tune of mice clicking and the silence of students logging into the new Boyertown School District Cyber School. “If it goes (read)Report Says Students Should Have More Internet Access At SchoolCapital Public Radio (California)The Education Technology Task Force says every student should have access to an internet device anytime, anywhere because the internet provides a constant opportunity for learning. The task force was formed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. He says this generation and (read)New Classes & Technology in Bedford County SchoolsWSET-TV | Lynchburg, VABedford County’s School Superintendent says there will be a lot more technology and blended learning in the classroom this year. The school system currently uses Ipod Touches in some schools. The Superintendent says that trend will continue. This year there will be more online classes offered (read)County Schools Open Virtual School, STEM SchoolThe Chattanoogan | Chattanooga, TNThe Hamilton County Schools have launched both a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and a virtual school. Supt. Rick Smith said the STEM school is in 17,000 square feet of space at the former Olan Mills Building at Chattanooga State. He said 75 students began the year (read)From classrooms to computers: Examining forms of education in Niobrara CountyLusk Herald | Lusk, WYAmerican historian and philosopher Will Durant once opined, “Education is the transmission of civilization.” And, in this day and age, there is more than one conduit through which that transmission can take place. Initially the province of the so-called “brick-and-mortar” school, education has branched (read)What is hybrid homeschooling?VOXXIHomeschooling no longer holds the meaning it did a decade ago. Parents are taking a back seat to more innovative ways to keep children at home and learning but with access to the best classes and subject matters. Education Week reports that “hybrid’ homeschooling is gaining ground in the United ( read)Schools 2.0: District Bolsters Tech Offerings for New YearLacey Patch | Lacey, NJLacey students will see an increased emphasis on technology when the school district opens its doors on Thursday, Sept. 6. The district plans to incorporate students’ own technological devices in the classroom and giving teachers greater support and coordination as they make better use of technology in their (read)Hot tech tools for back-to-schoolUnion-Times | San Diego, CAMobility has been the buzz word in technology for a while now. So it’s no surprise that hot products for the back-to-school season center on gadgets you can take with you such as laptops, smartphones, e-readers and tablets. The lure of these portable devices is that they extend learning, said Emil (read)Let Online Learning FlourishMackinac CenterOnline learning continues to grow in Michigan and around the nation. The International Association for K-12 Online Learning estimates that public school students took 1.8 million courses online in 2010, and another 250,000 students were enrolled in full-time online schools in 2011. A recent survey of ( read)Best of the blogs…RTT-District: Scaling Personalizing Innovations | Vander Ark on InnovationDigital Ed. Advocate Outlines Vision for Common Core | Digital EducationLibrarians are Completely Awesome | EdTech Researcher
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