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In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approaches to instruction. For the past five years, the district has had a “no zero” grading policy to encourage the completion of all student work. Middle school students can take online courses for high school credit, and high school students can design their own studies with the help of a faculty advisor. “We put students at the center of everything we do,” said Superintendent Mark Benigni. He added: “We’re giving students more of a voice and a choice in their education. We’re doing everything we can to motivate and engage them.” At a special Blended...

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Digital curriculum targets ELL learning gap

A new suite of digital instructional materials is designed to boost language acquisition and achievement for English Language Learners (ELL), which, with nearly five million students is the…


Rural district meets speech language pathologist shortage

In rural southern Mississippi, finding enough qualified speech-language professionals to fully serve a growing population of students with speech and language delays can be problematic. Stone County School District…


District rolls out ‘neuroplasticity’ language development programs

Alachua County Public Schools, a district serving 27,000 students in North Central Florida, has partnered with Scientific Learning Corp. to help students improve their language, literacy and reading…


This tool is aiming to be the WordPress of online course creators

As an educator, it’s hard to please today’s tech-savvy students with PowerPoints and lecture-on-video—but those are exactly the kinds of tools available for educators who don’t have time…


Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation's capital. For the past two years, the Washington, D.C. Public School District (DCPS)…


New partnership supports online learning for special education students

Across the country, schools and districts are leveraging digital learning to overcome staffing and resource challenges to improve outcomes and to address the many needs of their K-12…


More kids taking online classes, but performance lagging

The number of students taking at least one course online is up 38% in Michigan, according to a report released today that also found a decline in academic…


Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources

Textbooks, those long-entrenched staples of classrooms, could soon be pushed from their place of prominence by a high-tech alternative: online lessons that can be downloaded, customized and updated…


50 tips to develop and run your online courses

From getting started to managing the day-to-day business, try these 50 tips for setting up a successful online course for any grade level. As many K-12 U.S. public…


Study: Tech access in, outside classroom boosts engagement

Students are more engaged in their learning and tend to show more achievement in certain areas when they have access to technology during school and at home, according…

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The Role of Video in Making the Shift to Standards-Aligned ELA Instruction

The Role of Video in Making the Shift to Standards-Aligned ELA Instruction

Date: Tuesday, March 31st Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   Fulfilling the promise of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) requires sustainable implementation support in…

Getting the Most out of Apple with Device Management

Getting the Most out of Apple with Device Management

Date: Thursday, April 2nd Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST   Apple devices continue to transform the way teachers teach and students learn. As the digital classroom…

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Navigating the New E-rate


In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)


English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Transforming Today’s Math Education


Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

Mac to School


Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills


Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…