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How using technology can keep parents in the loop

Six years ago most of Maine Township High School District 207’s parent communication efforts were one-way in nature. According to Hank Thiele, assistant superintendent of technology and learning, parent newsletters,…

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School buses bring Wi-Fi to impoverished families

Near the shore of the murky Salton Sea in the Southern California desert, a bus drives up to West Shores High School each day with a critical connection: A Wi-Fi…

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Law would protect students’ online privacy

A Concord, N.H. legislator wants to bar colleges and public schools from requiring students to provide access to personal social media accounts, calling such intrusions a violation of personal privacy…

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Top 10 of 2014, No. 2: Digital access and equity

Each year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 2 on our list for 2014…

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Top 10 of 2014, No. 5: Common Core and online assessments

Each year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 5 on our list for 2014?…

Kids in Ohio taking state tests may still need pencils

Ohio is rolling out online standardized tests this school year, but students will continue to do more than a third of the new assessments on paper with pencil. The exams accompany…

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SETDA launches digital learning implementation guide

A new and free resource addressing six focus areas aims to help school leaders implement digital learning initiatives effectively. The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL), from the State Educational Technology…

The best tips for getting your school ready for Common Core assessments

An elearning pro shares how to prioritize to make the transition to online assessments smoother As with anything in life, certain tradeoffs must happen in order for schools to spread…

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Schools try remote instruction through immersive technology

Parker senior Elizabeth Kruse wasn't sure what to expect when she decided to take AP music theory this fall. She wasn't afraid the class would be difficult, but it was the…

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Blocking access to YouTube creates dilemmas for schools

In Pennsylvania, some Mars High School teachers and administrators are pressing for YouTube to be unblocked from student computers, but others are hesitant to give students unfettered access because of…