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How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning

Imagine, if you can, a school where students do not have specific teachers assigned to them, nor do teachers have specific students on their roster, EdSurge reports. Imagine a school…

How a Dyslexic Neuroscientist’s iPad App Will Boost Your Kid’s Math Scores

On a recent weekday morning, a six-year-old girl with brown pigtails stared at an iPad perched on the desk in front of her, Takepart reports. As she studied the screen,…

New science teaching tools shown at NSTA conference

New science teaching tools shown at NSTA conference

Integrating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into instruction, teaching science in the elementary grades, and getting students interested in science were key themes to emerge during the annual conference…

How-to
Common Core’s challenges and opportunities

It is an exciting time in education. We have an opportunity to ensure that all students develop the skills and understanding necessary to succeed in a highly literate world. While this…

Opinion
Fluency: A key to reading success

According to a recent National Assessment of Educational Progress report, approximately 33 percent of fourth grade students read at a level considered “below basic.” Over the past 20 years, the percentage…

Early learning, assisted by technology

Susan Kelly is excited about the possibilities when her school welcomes its first class of students this fall. Kelly is the vice principal of VINCI School in Ottawa, Canada, one…

We Need to Talk About the Test

I’d like to tell you what was wrong with the tests my students took last week, but I can’t, the New York Times reports. Pearson’s $32 million contract with New…

News
Speak Up: The current state of digital learning

While girls use many digital tools for learning more than boys, more boys than girls say they are interested in STEM careers--however, student interest in STEM careers has not increased…

How-to
15 top special education blogs

Special education resources are in high demand, and while each student with special needs is different, special education teachers and support staff benefit from sharing best practices and strategies. Technology enables…

How-to
New app helps students with special needs

"I want chicken nuggets." Those were the first words Cassie Banda-Garcia's parents Jojo and Sofia Garcia could clearly hear her say.…