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Articles by Meris Stansbury

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.

Teachers take charge to save ailing public schools

Fed up with being blamed for failing students, classroom teachers from Boston to Los Angeles are taking over their schools in a small but growing trend in the education reform…

Students, ed-tech company form extraordinary partnership

The educational search-engine firm netTrekker Inc. is part of a new initiative at one Ohio high school not only to spur community support for education, but also to help kids…

Ten steps for better media literacy skills

A new white paper from Temple University's Media Education Lab gives policy makers and education leaders a detailed plan to boost media literacy skills in their communities.…

Survey: Mobile learning at a tipping point

According to a recent national survey, access to mobile technology in the classroom has more than tripled among high schools students in the past three years—and even more interesting, parents…

eSN Special Report: Blended learning on the rise

For many school reformers, blended learning is an exciting instructional model because it combines the best elements of both face-to-face and online instruction.…

How schools can become innovation incubators

In a year of change for NSBA’s annual educational technology conference, T+L, the closing keynote session ended on a note that change can lead to a better future.…

Last NSBA technology conference focuses on future of ed tech

Opening Oct. 19 with a flourish of red, white, and blue sails on the main stage, this year’s Technology and Learning (T+L) conference from the National School Boards Association…

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…