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PLUGGED IN 05.22.13powered by iNACOL…News…Student Data Too Often a Tangled Web for Schools, Report SaysDigital EducationSchools are flooded with data these days, but students, parents, teachers, and administrators often lack the ability to make use of it because the systems for collecting, storing, and analyzing that information don’t mesh with each other, many officials who work with, or in, K-12 education say. That lack of (read)Reynoldsburg takes over charter e-schoolColumbus Dispatch | Columbus, OHThe Reynoldsburg school board is taking over the charter e-school that it placed on probation last year. In a 3-1 vote at last night’s meeting, board members removed the governing board for the Virtual Community School of Ohio and replaced it with five new members. School board member Ryan Brzezinski was (read)Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With VideosMind/ShiftThe flipped classroom model generated a lot of excitement initially, but more recently some educators – even those who were initial advocates – have expressed disillusionment with the idea of assigning students to watch instructional videos at home and work on problem solving and practice in class. Biggest (read)iCademy is new online K-12 charter school from LSSUUpper Peninsula’s Second Wave (MI)Charter schools are nothing new for Upper Peninsula universities; they are located all over the state. But the latest one chartered by Lake Superior State University is different. It’s a K-12, public, free, online school operated by a nonprofit. Called iCademy, the school will open in August, with enrollment opening (read)State moratorium could halt Fox River Valley virtual schoolDaily Chronicle | DeKalb, ILThe Illinois Virtual Charter School at Fox River Valley will be delayed for a year if Gov. Pat Quinn signs into law a moratorium on charter schools like it. On Tuesday, the Illinois Senate passed House Bill 494, which would put a moratorium on the creation of new virtual charter schools until April 1. The Illinois State (read)In Support of the Common CoreVander Ark on InnovationCommon Core State Standards are thoughtful expressions of college- and career-ready expectations in reading, writing and math. The common expectations–adopted voluntarily by 45 states–are already unleashing innovation, making it easier for teachers to share resources and strategies, and improving (read)‘Flipped classroom’ overturns traditional teaching methodMedill Reports | Chicago, ILTwo math teachers at Evanston Township High School have turned their class upside down, an approach an expert says could help students perform better in the state standard tests. Math teacher Sachin Jhunjhunwala, who has worked in various technology companies for many years, said he knew the (read)Khan Academy Receives Financial Support to Focus on Common CoreDigital EducationFueled by a $2.2 million grant, Khan Academy will develop online content and tools over the next two years to help teachers and students meet the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The popular producer of free online content already has a large volume of practice materials and videos that are (read)Macmillan Education Partners with KnewtonPress ReleaseToday, Macmillan Education, a leading global publisher of English Language teaching (ELT), school curriculum, digital and online materials, announced a partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton. Macmillan – widely recognized for its 150-year history of innovative publishing and award (read)
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