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PLUGGED IN 12.04.13powered by iNACOL…News…Two groups again seek OK for online Maine charter schoolsPortland Press Herald | Portland, METwo groups whose plans for virtual charter schools have been rejected twice are seeking state approval for the third time to open online schools in Maine. Maine Connections Academy and Maine Virtual Academy are again seeking approval from the state Charter School Commission. Two other groups filed (read)Trustees worry as online courses offered to more studentsKamloops News | British Columbia, CanadaThe province’s plan to introduce online courses to elementary school students has raised a few alarm bells within the Kamloops-Thompson School District. As far as teachers and school trustees are concerned, young children benefit most from a teacher’s personal touch and not learning in front of a computer (read)Gates, Zuckerberg Pour Money Into School Connectivity PlanDigital EducationThe push to bring high-speed Internet to more U.S. schools drew high-profile support Wednesday, as a nonprofit that promotes that mission announced that it has received grants from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s organization, Startup:Education, and from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, worth (read)Nonprofit’s goal is to transform Granite State’s education systemFoster’s Daily Democrat | Dover, NHFred Bramante has made it his mission to transform the state’s education system in a way that compliments the learning styles of all students, having recently developed an organization that will work with schools to achieve this goal. Known as the National Center for Competency-Based Learning (read)Digitized educationThe Georgian | Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaThe days of white chalk and a green chalkboard have been left in the dust by new technology that has revolutionized the way children learn in classrooms. During a conference on education and technology last week teachers from Clarenville Middle School and Riverside Elementary described how new gadgets (read)13 modern challenges today’s school tech leaders faceeSchool NewsIt’s not always about funding, though that’s still a major challenge for the modern school technology leader. A recent forum held for chief technology officers (CTOs) covered a wide range of 21st-century challenges, including one few saw coming: If the technology works “too” well, are tech leaders still valued? During (read)With New Technology, N.Y.C. Paves Way for Open DataEducation WeekAs school choice landscapes have grown ever-more complex, education leaders in Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, and Washington have turned to technology for help, hiring consultants to help design new software for assigning students to schools and launching websites to give families access to (read)CU officials discuss online-only ‘Rocky Mountain’ campusDaily Camera | Boulder, COLike Borders and Blockbuster, if the University of Colorado doesn’t come up with a plan for online education, it will be left behind, says CU Regent Stephen Ludwig. Ludwig presented the idea of a separate, online-only CU campus to his colleagues during the Board of Regents December meeting on Tuesday. Ludwig’s (read)K12 Inc. Launches Noodleverse Learning Products for K-2Press ReleaseIndustry leader K12 Inc. is continuing to serve the needs of young learners through the release of a new product that delivers a dynamic and engaging educational experience: Noodleverse TM Language Arts – a universe for your noodle – offers learners in grades K-2 an opportunity to explore a comprehensive (read)SAS® Curriculum Pathways® Now Available to Knovation’s netTrekker SubscribersPress ReleaseKnovation, the leader in advanced personalized learning solutions, announced today that it has expanded its collaboration with SAS® Curriculum Pathways®. Already available to Knovation’s icurio subscribers, SAS’ extensive, award-winning interactive curriculum product, SAS Curriculum Pathways, will now be (read)
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