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Arizona law worries non-native educators

Many Arizona teachers who learned English as a second language or who speak in accented English, and who are educating English language learners, are worried about their job security after…

Colleges click the ‘like’ button on social media classes

From public relations in social media to the potential marketing power of “mommy bloggers,” colleges and universities are offering graduate-level certificates focusing on the business side of Twitter, Facebook, and…

FCC aims to simplify e-Rate, expand funding

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed new e-Rate rules designed to simplify the program and bring discounts on networking services to more schools and libraries.…

Texas board adopts new social studies curriculum

The Texas State Board of Education adopted a social studies and history curriculum May 21 that amends or waters down the teaching of the civil rights movement, religious freedoms, America's…

District sued for ‘illegal’ search of student’s cell phone

A Pennsylvania school district that was at the center of a highly publicized "sexting" case was sued May 20 by a teenager who claims her principal confiscated her cell phone,…

Ten winners snag $1.7M total in digital competition

A project to show youth-produced videos on 2,200 Los Angeles city buses, the next generation of a graphical programming language that allows young people to create their own interactive features,…

Vendors link e-textbook content with LMS software

As digital textbooks become more common on higher-ed campuses, providers are making it easy for professors to share textbook notes and resources with students through their class learning management system…

Teaching in a socially networked classroom

Let’s face it: Social networking is here to stay. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, or the next application to come along, social networking is a part of students' lives. So, how…

House GOP stops major science, technology bill

It was strike two for a major science funding bill on May 19 as House Republicans again united to derail legislation they said was too expensive.…

Stakeholders fight for ed-tech funds

Computer-based testing, online high school courses, instructional data systems, and a dropout reengagement program that uses a blended model of instruction are just some of the uses of federal ed-tech…