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What educators can learn from brain research

As technology advances, new discoveries based on brain mapping are helping researchers understand how students learn. And those discoveries, in turn, are enriching and informing classroom practices in a growing…

Editorial: Different animals

In the July issue of eSchool News, we published the text of the final speech given by Craig Barrett as chairman of Intel Corp. In his speech, Barrett--who retired as…

Report: University was overcharged for IT work

Four employees of a consulting firm billed more than $200,000 apiece in five months for work on a University of Wisconsin System information technology project, according to a review by…

American education reform: Stranded on islands of excellence

(Editor's note: What follows is the edited text of a speech given at an Arizona charter schools event on May 17 by Craig Barrett, who retired as chairman of Intel…

Layoffs prompt teachers to move online

In what could be a result of widespread teacher layoffs, some virtual schools and online learning providers are reporting huge increases in teaching applications for the coming school year. Key words:…

November: Drastically change ed-tech role

Author and longtime education technology advocate Alan November told educators and IT administrators last month that schools and colleges should reassess how they fund their ed-tech initiatives. Asking what teachers…

Hard times push Catholic schools toward crisis

In a trend that has been intensified by growing economic worries, declining enrollment in Catholic schools across the nation is forcing many of those schools to close. Key words: Catholic school…

ISTE urges tech training for future teachers

Educational technology advocates are hoping that Congress amends the fiscal 2010 budget to include funding for a grant program that focuses on improving new teachers' abilities to use technology in…

Software rivalry gives schools more choices

Two recent announcements have ratcheted up the rivalry between Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc.--and both could have significant implications for schools. Key words: Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft education, Google Chrome OS,…

Obama wants $12 billion for two-year colleges

President Barack Obama is proposing a multibillion-dollar investment in the nation's community colleges, a $12 billion effort to help the two-year institutions reach, teach, and train more people for "the…