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Articles by Meris Stansbury

Virtual schools in a fight for adequate funding
Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSN, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech. Topics she's most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies and trends. When she's not busy covering education, she's in her kitchen…setting off the smoke alarm. You can reach her at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find her @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

Virtual schools in a fight for adequate funding

Heart-wrenching decisions made by state bureaucrats that affect the pursuit of a child’s dream might sound like the makings of a Hollywood movie, but for virtual schools in Georgia and…

Pa. school district settles webcam spy lawsuits for $610K

A Philadelphia-area school district agreed Monday to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits over secret photos taken on school-issued laptops. The Lower Merion School District admitted it captured thousands of…

New campaign targets online privacy for children and teens

Amid growing concern about how much information students are revealing about themselves in their personal profiles on social networking web sites and other online services, the national child advocacy group…

Ascend Math Extends Instructional Offerings to Early Elementary Students

Shreveport, LA ( September 30, 2010) – Ascend Education announced today the release of a new line of math instructional resources for kindergarten through second grade, thereby expanding the Ascend…

Discovery Education launches iPad platform

In an effort to answer President Obama’s call for companies to become involved with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and also to continue its aim to provide leading-edge…

Virginia using iPads to teach social studies

In a huge step forward for K-12 education's move toward an all-digital curriculum, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with education publishing giant Pearson, is implementing a pilot…

Intel awards $1 million to schools

Things are looking up for America’s innovative and dedicated STEM schools, thanks to Intel Education’s over $1 million donation to six math and science schools as part of the company’s…

New STEM initiatives

“Youth Inspired Challenge” by a coalition of science centers and museums: 350 science centers and science museums, with leadership from the Association of Science-Technology Centers and local corporate and foundation…

What schools can learn from charters about teaching English language learners

As charter schools become testing grounds for innovative approaches to education, many of these schools with high English language learner (ELL) and Latino enrollments are identifying best practices for how…

States given millions for new assessments

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Sept. 2 announced the recipients of millions of dollars in federal grants to provide new state assessment systems to test students’ 21st-century skills. The announcement…