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The Rise Of Tablets As Textbooks

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well before the cleanup from Superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read about the weather system that slammed the Eas...

TeachUp! (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 05.04.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Today, schools have access to more technology than ever but many teachers entered their schools before such technologies were available. TeachUp! want...

A Bold Vision Of Online Learning

John Danner | Posted 05.01.2013 | Home
John Danner

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDeliberate practice of the skill gets you to fluency much faster than learning it in the context of larger problem solving. You need to develop both skill fluency and problem solving ability to have a chance in the 21st century.

It's Time to Flip Our Classrooms

Michal Tsur | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology
Michal Tsur

There has been a lot of recent buzz around the concept of the "flipped classroom," and for good reason: The traditional classroom format doesn't seem to be working for America's youth.

Children and Schools Will Pay the Price for Sequestration

Randi Weingarten | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Our children -- the future nurses, educators, astronauts, presidents and CEOs who will heal, educate and lead our country -- are counting on Congress to act. And to act now.

PEOPLE's Teacher of the Year Saves Music Program

HooplaHa | Posted 04.28.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

It's always amazing to see people recognized for going above and beyond. Chosen as one of PEOPLE's Teachers of the Year, Robert Vega was just a teache...

Artificially Sweetened Chocolate Milk in Schools: Why I'm Concerned

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.

Education Technology: 7 Ways to Bring Apps, Gadgets, Online Services Into School Classrooms

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

Are you a teacher or college administrator looking for some bright ideas on how to integrate digital learning into their school or university campus? Following are seven ways to integrate technology into the classroom, whether it be for educational or practical purposes.

Breathing Easy at School

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

Science bears out the obvious: An unhealthy school environment adversely impacts the health and academic performance of its students.

Video Is the New Frontier for Schools

Michal Tsur | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Schools that implement a serious video strategy tend to see rewarding results, from improving learning to increasing access to and quality of knowledge in the classroom, on campus and beyond, as well as more engaged students and faculty.

Every Child Should Be Home-schooled

Larry Strauss | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Larry Strauss

Most of us -- parents, that is -- couldn't stay home with our children if we wanted to, and many don't want to and probably shouldn't.

Building Hope Through Education

Ed Gragert | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Ed Gragert

A universal quality education must be inclusive of pre-primary, primary and secondary education to successfully create a skilled workforce ready to take on the jobs available in our current and future economies.

Social Media, Mobile Devices and the Demise of Social Skills

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Scott B. Piekarsky

You know what I mean. Your kids are the best example. Immersed in online dialogue with perhaps scores of friends and maybe on multiple devices at the ...

Afterschool and Summer Enrichment: Getting the Policy Attention They Richly Deserve

Elaine Weiss | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Elaine Weiss

Reformers talk a lot about developing students' STEM skills but, as Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee witnessed firsthand, summer programs in which students can analyze water pollution and build robots make these subjects real in a way that can turn potential drop-outs into scientists-in-the-making.

Technology for Teaching: 10 Ways to Improve Classroom Learning

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

Through the use of technology as both a learning tool and a subject matter discipline in and of itself, there are a number of new ways that teachers can inspire kids to learn.

USDA's New "Competitive" School Food Rules -- What You Need to Know

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

After months of delay, the USDA released its proposed rules governing the nutritional quality of so-called "competitive" foods and beverages offered on school campuses.  Here's an overview of the rules' key provisions and my take on some of the big issues to watch.

Turning Promising Signals Into Better Policies in Obama's Second Term

Elaine Weiss | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The weeks leading up to President Obama's second inauguration brought some good, if tentative, news on the education policy front. Early childhood education has received serious attention and pledges of substantial new investment.

Teaching Technology: 10 Lessons Every School Should Share

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Scott Steinberg

Aside from simply having the right equipment and instructing children in basic technology usage, what else should educational institutions be teaching kids about technology, starting as early as kindergarten?

Bridging the New Digital Divide

Lori Day | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Lori Day

Now that most schools have basic hardware and connectivity, there is a socioeconomic division between those that have the high-speed connections that can support WiFi-dependent tablets or laptops, and those that lack these basic internal support structures for individual student devices.

Lynne Peeples

Flu Victims 'Sharing Secretions' In Schools, Churches

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Schools in Grayville, Ill., closed on Monday, and won't reopen until Thursday, after more than 20 percent of the town's elementary through high school...

School groups question proposals for armed security

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissThe Center for Public IntegrityAs the White House considers proposals to allocate federal money for armed guards in schools, promine...

The Next Generation of (Personalized) Learning

Impatient Optimists | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
Impatient Optimists

There is a small but growing effort to rethink fundamental aspects of our current system. The central idea is that the system should be designed not for uniformity, but instead to meet every student's individual needs.

Beyond Gun Control After Newtown

Seamus Carey, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

Consciousness is shaped throughout our lives by the stories we are exposed to and engage with. The prevailing storyline of our country is and remains a violent one, driven by the limited imaginations of those in power who control the storyline.

Dave Eggers & San Francisco Writers Join Forces to Keep Kids in College

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 12.27.2012 | San Francisco
Lee Daniel Kravetz

With an ever-widening gap between the number of rich and poor that earn bachelor's degrees, dropping out of college often has devastating effects on their lives. ScholarMatch harnesses technology and the community-at-large to make up these shortfalls.

The Day After Christmas -- Let Us Not Forget

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.25.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Let us not forget that there are still so many homes and entire communities where Christmas will never be the same until all out troops are home.