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Parents Want a Voice in Your Child's Education? Live in These 10 States
Online Learning: The accessibility of full-time online or blended schooling. Click through for a list of ...10. Wisconsin. The reason Wisconsin is included in the top 10, according to the Center forEducation Reform, is because the state has a charter school law, enables public virtual schooling, has a data system which "has the capacity to provide evidence of teacher effectiveness," and because school performance data is on the state's website and is accessible and easy to understand.

Janus grant to advance online learning in Denver schools
Denver Post
... low-tech learning. Blended learning, as the pairing of human instruction and personalized computer curriculum is known, gives teachers, and students, the ability to discover immediately what a child's strengths and weaknesses are in a particular ...

Online Holdouts No More
Wall Street Journal
As online learning has been incorporated into nearly every aspect of U.S.education—from prestigious universities to struggling public systems—one type ofschool has largely resisted the trend: elite private academies. But now, some of the top ...

Wall Street Journal

Rochester-area colleges offer more online courses
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
But the biggest value of online learning — what attracts the most students — is that these courses permit local residents to advance their education while working and raising a family. That's why community colleges have ... Local colleges are largely ...

Comparing the education messages of Obama and Romney
In a move Tea Party critics have called “over-controlling,” Romney would also require states to provide open-enrollment options for Title I and IDEA students and to eliminate caps on charter and online schools. And he would change the U.S. Charter ...


Penn builds Coursera brand in face of competition
The Daily Pennsylvanian
In April, Penn joined four other universities to begin offering massive open online courses throughonline education platform Coursera. But with the company's recent expansion to 33 schools ...Rock added that he is looking forward to the development ...

Senate campaign: Candidates weigh in on charter school amendment
All five candidates seeking the District 30 Georgia Senate seat vacated by Bill Hamrick emphasized their conservative credentials Tuesday, but had some differences on the issue of a charter schoolamendment. ... Naughton said he's talked with people on ...

Developing an online strategy
CU Columbia Spectator
I thought I understood online education when I eagerly volunteered to teach an online course for the Journalism School's Continuing Education department last spring. My course about social media was going to be “just an online version” of a course ...

Five buzzwords you're likely to hear in education this school year
CNN (blog)
For example, teachers might incorporate online badges or leader boards into lessons to motivate students or use gaming techniques and applications to engage students in learning content. Proponents of gamification argue that it's unrealistic to expect ...

Learning in a small school environment
Harbour Breton Coaster
Small schools in rural and remote Newfoundland can offer students all the graduation requirements thanks to the provincial Department of Education's Centre for DistanceLearning and Innovation (CDLI). Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation ...

Harbour Breton Coaster

School Politics
Santa Fe Reporter
Mark Boitano, R-Bernalillo, says virtual charter schools expand education options, employ licensed teachers and help students who need to learn at a different pace. “That's the whole point,” Boitano, who helped write the state's charter law in 1999 ...

Santa Fe Reporter

Tablets, e-Books to supersede use of customary books at Secondary Schools
More schools around the world are now embracing the latest innovations as part of a newfanglededucation system. In Ireland, use of tablets and e-books in schools is now being instigated, gradually superseding the use of customary books for learning ...

Expanding forms
CU Columbia Spectator
The widely held belief behind Khan Academy is that all universities should pursue online education by opening up their lectures, offering the opportunity for free or cheap self-paced learningon a grand economy of scale, and perhaps coupling that with ...

The blind march
CU Columbia Spectator
The motivating question asks society to expand the promise of quality education to the masses that expect its provision. A multitude of entities, some of which grew out of brick-and-mortar institutions oflearning, others of which branched out of the ...

Remote learning
CU Columbia Spectator
Over four years, the face value of our education totals around a quarter of a million dollars. Last week, Columbia announced a decision to join Coursera and listed two lectures to be offered online in February. Supposedly, our quarter million dollar ...

Campus pushes paperless learning materials, study abroad application
Hilltop Views
By making so many learning materials available online, teachers cut out the finite and costly resources that are wasted on hard copies. No longer only for celebri-tweets and ... From homework to entire textbooks, St. Edward's is undertaking an ...

Boise School Board Flunks Luna Laws
Boise Weekly
"These laws represent a huge threat to the quality of education in Boise schools and schools throughout Idaho." Jones' motion, which was backed by a 6-0 vote, encourages Election Day voters to reject the Students Come First package, which strips ...

How Games Influence Student Learning [Infographic]
One of the leading schools of thought surrounding game playing in the classroom is MIT's EducationArcade. In one of their most popular white papers, researchers found that “Game players regularly exhibit persistence, risk-taking, attention to detail ...

3 Albright instructors trying program that blends learning approaches
Reading Eagle
She said the goal is to use the online learning opportunities to free classroom time for more discussion and in-depth coverage of complex information. Albright currently has three faculty members in the program: psychology professors Julia Heberle and ...

Educators Craft Own Math E-Books for Common Core
Education Week News
several educators in Utah, with support from the state office of education, are taking matters into their own hands. ... Finding strong materials has been especially challenging, those developing the e-textbooks say, because Utah has adopted a ...

Building a castle of learning, child by child
Albany Times Union
Building a castle of learning, child by child. Bilingual education is ... Two teachers run the fledgling school for now, and Nickerson — who has two children enrolled there — stops in when she's not working. Though there ... In a town in which school ...

Cognizant Expands "Making the Future" Education Initiative
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Supporting 10 after-school and summer programs initiated to facilitate hands-on, STEM-basedlearning. Cognizant's grants funded tools, materials, and instructor stipends for programs at venues including the Newark Museum, the Children's Aid Society ...

news In detail
STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced plans to provide free content through edX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ... Through edX, the 'X Universities ...

Laptops open up learning for JT freshmen
Joliet Herald News
Quizzes are in a digital notebook, and assignments are on a digital calendar. Grijalva also showed how easy it is to turn in an assignment: He hit “file,” and then “sync status,” and his work went right to the teacher's laptop via the JT Learn online ...

MOOCs Shift From Curiousity to Employability
Huffington Post
... to learn directly from the guy who wrote the code. The two classes, MongoDB for Developers and Mongo DB for Administrators, will begin in Octorber and will hosted on edX, the Harvard and MITonline content partnership. ... As certification and ...

Charting the Tech-tonic Shifts in Education
Campus Technology
At the 2012 conference, held in Boston this July, the talk was still about costs, but this time the focus fell on the soaring price of a college education and how institutions of higher learning are facing a seismic shift as a result. And, to judge by ...

Europe Catching up on Online Education
MarketWatch (press release)
The availability and popularity of online education in Europe are on the rise. Following the revolutionary developments in online learning in the US, Europe is now catching up, increasing both funding and infrastructure. To build awareness for European ...

Op-ed: Low expectations, lack of priorities at the top
Pasadena Sun
The Pasadena Unified School District board president has not indicated any concern about this. Analyses of variables could help the board more objectively determine which factors have the greatest effect on student learning and help us prioritize the ...

Recap: Ferndale Board of Education Sept. 24 Meeting
The district's new Digital Learning Center is off to a smooth, positive start, said school improvement specialist Renee Heard, who is the director of the program. The center - which offers an online-based alternative high school program for students ...

Donors make science affordable at Greencastle-Antrim Primary School
The Herald-Mail
Molly Murray's first-grade class at Greencastle-Antrim Primary School is learning about magnets and magnification thanks to a website, the kindness of a New Jersey resident and United Parcel Service. When Murray wanted to ... Jeff Koons with Horace ...

Learning Games Network, FableVision Unveil Free Game Design Kit
T.H.E. Journal
Learning Games Network (LGN) and FableVision have partnered to create the Game Design Tool Kit (GDTK), a free online resource designed to help teachers use game design more extensively in their curriculum. ... "The GDTK immerses teachers and students ...

Violence in city schools tops agenda
Reading Eagle
But after learning about a rash of violence at the school earlier this month and hearing her daughter say that she's afraid to go to school, Cedeno said she isn't leaving her daughter's safety to chance. "Innocent ... The group included parents ...

New Online Journal Dedicated to the Joy of Learning
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Know is a quarterly online journal that offers a compelling mix of reporting, commentary, and interviews related to lifelong learning. Know doesn't indoctrinate readers with the value of literacy in its varied forms. Instead, it demonstrates the ...

Report: Schools Should Move from Print to Digital Content by 2017
Education Week News (blog)
The report, from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), is a blueprint for states and districts looking to switch over to digital content, and mirrors a similar road map laid out by the U.S. Department of Education and Federal ...

Full Text: Tony Bennett's State Of Education Address & Glenda Ritz's Response
StateImpact Indiana
Fewer schools are “failing,” more students are succeeding, and “common sense” standards for teachers are now making Indiana schools better, state superintendent Tony Bennett said in his State of Education Address Tuesday night. Gov. Mitch Daniels ...

The Other Side to Technology in Higher Education
Huffington Post
There has been substantial discussion in the past few years about how technology is beginning to move beyond older concepts of distance learning and technology-assisted education to new arrangements like Coursera and the MOOC innovations and ...

'e-citizen' training courses organized for parents across Abu Dhabi Schools
AME Info
Around 300 parents across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi have registered to participate in the e-citizen program launched by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC). As part of ... is ...

Southern schools piloting Bring Your Own Device learning
York Daily Record
Third-graders at Shrewsbury Elementary will use iPad and iPod devices in learning areas such as grammar, writing, and math in small and large groups, while students in fifth and sixth grades at Southern and Friendship elementary schools will use ...

Education Briefs
The Durango Herald
The Durango School District will present community forums to discuss 21st Century Learning. Participants will discuss today's classroom, what 21st Century Learning is and how the district plans to transform to better prepare kids for the world they ...

Central Louisiana colleges offer variety of nursing programs to meet ...
Alexandria Town Talk
The field of nursing is growing to meet the demand for more nurses in the workforce, and new nursing programs are surfacing at higher education institutions in Central Louisiana. "We're creating a workforce that we so desperately need," said Kimberly ...

Magic Johnson opens school for at-risk youth
The center is partnering with Provost Academy Georgia, a statewide charter high school. ... center is staffed with on site education teams to assist students in their daily studies and includesteachers, counselors and other professionals, who work ...

School notes
San Jose Mercury News
For diners who present the school flier at Kinder's at 536 Center Ave. in Martinez, and at 2227 Morello Ave. in Pleasant Hill, Kinder's will donate 15 percent of purchases. The flier is available in the main office at Alhambra High School, 150 E St ...

Digital Learning Now! on the Move « Virtual School Meanderings
By mkbnl
There continues to be a growing momentum around the use of technology to transform education, and we wanted to take a moment to share some of the exciting developments at Digital LearningNow! over the last several months. Governor Bush discussed the opportunities offered by digital learning with Fox ... Future topics will explore next generation data systems, blended learning, onlineassessments and more. The 5th annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education ...
Virtual School Meanderings

Using Canvas for Online Learning in the School of Nursing
Provided by Technology Innovations in Education and Research UW School of Nursing- Sept. 2012. Using Canvas for Online Learning in the School of Nursing ...

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