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Calif. law targets social media monitoring of students

If California school officials collect information about students’ public posts on social media websites, they must discard this information within a year after a student leaves the district, and…

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Elementary world language instruction

At Scenic Heights Elementary School in Minnetonka, Minn., students practice writing Chinese characters in their notebooks as their teacher writes these characters in broad strokes on an interactive whiteboard. Then,…

‘Buyer’s remorse’ dogging Common Core standards rollout

Millions of students will take new online tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading this year, but policy makers in many states are having buyer's remorse.…

High schools need to weld academics with practical skills

I'd like to propose a sweeping overhaul of the United States public education system effective immediately. This may seem overblown, given that I'm proposing it in response to a bill from…

Will learning coding boost kids’ college, career prospects?

Jared Flores loved the two weeks he spent this summer at a computer coding school where he programmed a hand-crafted robot that could steer itself through a maze. Aside from the…

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Aug. 21 said that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.…

‘Miss Possible’ doll creators engineer plan to vie with Barbie

The disruption in the pink aisle is about to become an all-out revolution. A newly minted female engineer and one in the making have developed a successor to last season's groundbreaking…

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Online testing looms

Next spring, new state exams tied to the Common Core standards in reading and math will be given for the first time in more than 40 states—and there are big…

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3 things you might not know about Google for Education

What does it mean to “go Google” as a K-12 school or district? In a recent eSchool News webinar sponsored by Google, James Leonard from the Google for Education team…

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Schools grapple with data privacy

After the high-profile demise this past spring of inBloom, a controversial nonprofit organization that aimed to build a national, cloud-based student data system to improve education, school leaders face a…

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