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Instead Of Getting Ready For The Tech Revolution, Schools Are Scaling Back

| Sarah Garland | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

The promise of digital education is still out of reach for most American students. For schools that haven’t yet made technology an integral part ...

My Memories of Wonder Woman

Raquel Regalado | Posted 06.27.2013 | Miami
Raquel Regalado

It is not enough that we provide students with access to technology. We also need to teach them how the technology works. We need to foster curiosity about the devices that are shaping their generation.

Technology In Schools: Who Does It Best, China Or The U.S.?

Posted 03.30.2013 | Education

More teachers in the U.S. are embracing "flipped classrooms" and are bringing to schools digital tablets and laptop computers to create the 21st centu...

New York City Schools Hoping To Use Social Media In The Classroom

| Jill Barshay | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Digital learning is one of those trendy education buzz phrases that means a lot of differe...

Los Angeles School First In KIPP Network To Embrace Blended Learning

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Ian Quillen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The original blueprint for the KIPP Empower Academy read something like this: five teachers per grade; 100 students per grade; very few...

Cell Phone Use In Schools A Possibility With 'Bring Your Own Technology' Initiative

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo | Chris Kieffer | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education

It may not be long until it becomes common to hear teachers start a lesson by asking students to pull out their cellphones. As schools try to add mor...

Teacher Suspended For Offensive Facebook Post

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Rock Hill, S.C. teacher Sharon Aceta was placed on leave Friday after she posted a sarcastic and offensive statement about President Barack Obama on F...

Ohio Teacher's Post-Election Facebook Rant Calls Out Jay-Z Fans, Communists, Muslims For Obama Reelection

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

Emotions were strong on election day as millions turned to social media to share their thoughts. Among them was a Columbus, Ohio teacher whose post on...

Teacher In Post-Election Rant: 'Die, Oklahoma'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

An Oklahoma City high school science teacher and girls' volleyball coach is apologizing for an explosive, hate-filled rant he posted on Facebook Tuesd...

Maine's Decade-Old School Laptop Program Wins Qualified Praise

| Ricki Morell | Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report and the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. FREEPORT, Maine — At Freeport Middle ...

Parent: School Cafeteria Palm Scanner 'Mark Of The Beast'

Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

Moss Bluff Elementary School in Louisiana is looking to streamline lunch payments by implementing a palm vein scanner program, but some parents aren't...

Arizona School Districts Required To Monitor Online Activity In Schools

Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

Beginning this week, school districts in Arizona are required to teach cyberbullying awareness and monitor online chats and social media in schools, i...

Teacher-Made Khan Academy Parody Video Inspires Contest

Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

A Mystery Science Theater 3000-inspired parody of a Khan Academy video made by two teachers has prompted a group of education bloggers to launch a com...

New Online Tests Hold Promise, Perils

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. TOWNSEND, Del. -- On a recent afternoon at Townsend Elementary School here, a little boy s...

Online Testing Debacle In Wyoming Provides A Warning To Other States

| Jill Barshay | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Technical problems erupted as soon as Wyoming switched to online testing in 2010. Students...

Bridging The Digital Divide In America's Rural Schools

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. YODER, Colo.—Surrounded by farmland and ranches, Colorado's Edison School sits off an un...

School District: Violent Facebook Comments Posted By Students 'Posed A True Threat'

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

In Indiana, three girls were expelled over Facebook comments in which they discussed killing fellow classmates using guns, box cutters and gasoline, W...

Promise Of The 'Flipped Classroom' Eludes Poorer School Districts

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. When Portland, Ore., elementary school teacher Sacha Luria decided last fall to try out a ...

Student Pees On MacBooks, Costs School $36,000

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education

An 11-year-old male student at Upper Allen Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is facing serious consequences after he urinated on the school's M...

Teaching Software Flooding Into New Jersey Classrooms

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. A computer voice guides 12-year-old Amir Accoo to spell the words he hears through his hea...

As Some Schools Plunge Into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO -- On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as h...

In Heart Of Silicon Valley, School Succeeds With No-Tech Education

Posted 01.31.2012 | Education

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula sits in the midst of Silicon Valley, home to the nation's leading tech companies and startups. It educates the chi...

What It's Going to Take to Transform Our Schools

Margaret Spellings | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

I think it's helpful to quickly review the principles that have revolutionized nearly every other area of our lives: competition, customization, technology, modern management and a relentless focus on the customer. 

Four Ways This Thing Could Revolutionize Education

GOOD | Liz Dwyer | Posted 11.03.2011 | Education


Student Finds Educator's Penis Photo On Class iPad

The Columbus Dispatch | Jim Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

A Groveport Madison educator is on administrative leave after a student saw a picture of his penis on a school-owned iPad. The 11-year-old sixth-grad...