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Fight over effective teachers shifts to courtroom

They have tried and failed to loosen tenure rules for teachers in contract talks and state legislatures, The New York Times reports.…

10 teaching with technology mistakes you don’t want to make

Are you tentative about how to go about integrating technology in your classroom? Are you already doing it, but want to make sure you’re doing the right thing by your…

How can data increase college access for all?

There are real questions about the value of a college education, Getting Smart reports.…

Augmented reality books? New ‘wearable book’ feeds you its characters’ emotions as you read

eBooks are going to look quaint in the future, when we have wearable books that make us feel everything that's going on in our favorite fictions, the International Science Times…

Why Common Core isn’t the answer

As far as I know, no one has asked the general public’s opinion about the Common Core State Standards for school subjects, the Washington Post reports. My guess would be…

Feds block education funding because of lawsuit

The federal government said it has blocked millions in funding to Idaho's education broadband system because a lawsuit over the project's $60 million contract raised questions about who should get…

Meet the $38 tablet

What’s that? You’d love a new tablet – for yourself, your parents or the kids – but think you need to take out a second mortgage to afford one? In…

When parents define “educational” media, SpongeBob sinks

Any self-respecting skeptic has to be careful with the word educational, according to the Joan Ganz Conney Center blog. Thousands of games in the iTunes App Store describe themselves as…

Microsoft CEO could be named next week, says report

Microsoft may finally be set to reveal its next CEO, CNET reports. Yes, that rumor has been a running gag after current boss Steve Ballmer announced his impending retirement last…

Do CIOs know what is running on their network?

The Huffington Post features an infographic detailing CIO knowledge from a variety of industries. How does K-12 fare? Check out the visual to learn... …