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Video-game industry gender gap persists

With computer clicks and keystrokes, Carmela DeNero can put the spiral into a Peyton Manning pass, the speed into Adrian Peterson's touchdown run and the roar into a stadium crowd. An…

How music can inspire strong student writing and discussion

On the first day of school, I give my students a pep talk. My goals for the year are laid out. I tell them I expect them to leave my…

Opinion
What keeps girls from pursuing STEM fields

Every student who has returned to school this fall should have the opportunity to prepare for the rapidly growing job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math--also known as the…

News
Teachers and social media: trekking on treacherous terrain

Social media has pros and cons when the classroom is involved When news broke last month that Newark teacher Krista Hodges used Twitter to express her desire to stab some…

What students really think about learning online

After recently posting two blog pieces about being an online teacher, I realized something was missing from the conversation: the voice of the students actually taking the digital classes. So…

Opinion
Wi-Fi in schools: Security vs. accessibility

The very benefit of Wi-Fi in schools—easy, open access—is also the biggest threat. Is the FCC helping school administrators understand the risks, or simply doling out cash without further security…

News
Analyst: Maine ‘grossly overpaid’ for school iPads

In the winter and spring of 2013, the state of Maine and the Los Angeles Unified School District were both shopping for computing devices to put in the hands of…

Resource
10 ways to pursue digital equity with collaborative leadership

Despite all of the impact of technology in our schools, there is an unfortunate reality: not all students have the same access to digital technologies – especially at home. We…

News
Fervor and fury over L.A. schools’ iPads

The pitch came from a smiling man in a jacket and tie, sitting at his desk and rhapsodizing about the wonders one product could bring to the Los Angeles Unified…

How-to
6 ways to improve dropout prevention efforts

Bob Darby, a former educator and district superintendent, shares six critical dropout prevention strategies.…