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Here’s how districts stand out from the crowd

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
June 24th, 2016

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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit eSchoolNews.com and read up on other news you may have missed.

District leaders have a lot on their plate, but it’s more important than ever to ensure that technology is supporting a school district’s learning goals. Everyone knows that technology used simply because it is technology won’t yield success. These districts are taking new and innovative approaches to how technology can advance learning goals, improve instruction, and make students feel safe and secure.

Read on for more:

3 schools where tech is enhancing engagement
With technology at the forefront of education, classrooms are ever-evolving, and educators have begun to adapt and change their teaching approach to better suit 21st century classrooms filled with 21st century learners.

Most districts are doing nothing about the homework gap; a few are making a big difference
The growing ubiquity of internet access and pervasive use of online information has changed the learning landscape forever. Students continue to benefit from enhanced connectivity throughout the formal school day thanks to a $1.5 billion increase in E-rate funding over the last 18 months. However, demand and expectations for learning outside of the school day are on the rise — and there are still many students struggling to complete homework online.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads
Teachers and students at one district are replacing print with digital. By and large, it’s working.

North Dakota schools step up response to cyberbullying
Schools in N.D. are stepping up digital citizenship and vigilance to combat social media bullying.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura