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Understanding E-rate 2.0

Understanding E-rate 2.0

In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate program in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school broadband program for the wireless era. Here’s what you need to know....

Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

Researcher and ELL expert Jim Cummins has identified three keys to success in teaching students who are just learning English. Here’s how technology can help....

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A new alternative to college and career readiness exams

Bucking the national assessment trend, Alabama and others are using a new exam from ACT Aspire to make sure students as young as third grade are on a path to college or career readiness....

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Experts cite value of elementary world language classes

Learning a second language at an early age has many benefits, research shows—yet only 25 percent of U.S. elementary schools have world language programs....

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Why learning foreign languages is a ‘crucial’ skill

Educational technology consultant Alan November is fond of telling a story about a conversation he once had with a senior executive at a global investment bank.

During the course of their discussion, November asked the executive: What’s the most important skill for today’s students to learn, so they are prepared to succeed in the new global economy?

“Empathy,” the executive replied—the ability to understand and respect different cultural points of view.

Most of today’s companies do business with customers all over the world, and several also have branches in multiple countries. Chances are good that when students...

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eSN Special Report: Closing Gaps Early

Located in Marion County, a rural area of north central Florida, the town of Weirsdale doesn’t offer many opportunities for preschool education. The median family income in the county is around $37,000, or $12,000 less than the state average, and about one in 10 families lives below the poverty line.

As a result, many children are starting their formal education already well behind where they should be, according to the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener. In fact, some students enter kindergarten not knowing any letters or sounds, said Chris Sandy, principal of Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School.

“It’s amazing to me...

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School libraries changing with move to digital resources

School libraries changing with move to digital resources

As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the…

eSN Publisher’s Report: Visibility within the cloud

eSN Publisher’s Report: Visibility within the cloud

With earlier technologies, the term “cloud computing” was an apt description: As users connected to the cloud, the system couldn’t “see” the type of device they were using—so…

eSN Publisher’s Report: How to thwart bullies through better incident management

eSN Publisher’s Report: How to thwart bullies through better incident management

School bullying is now at crisis levels in the U.S., and it’s one of the primary challenges that school leaders face in managing the learning environment. As school…

Performance assessment making a comeback in schools

Performance assessment making a comeback in schools

Spurred by a federal directive to use “multiple measures” of student success, performance assessment is reemerging as a strategy to delve more deeply into students’ skills.…

Hosted VoIP: A better call?

Hosted VoIP: A better call?

As school districts replace their antiquated phone systems, a growing number of districts are choosing hosted, or “managed,” voice-over-IP service. Besides being easier to manage, hosted VoIP service…

eSN Special Report: Smarter Education

eSN Special Report: Smarter Education

For years, marketers have used sophisticated software to track consumers’ buying habits and web browsing activity, then crunch this information and make intelligent predictions to target their sales…

eSN Publisher’s Report: Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

eSN Publisher’s Report: Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

Is cloud computing secure? That’s a question many ed-tech leaders have been asking as they’ve considered moving applications to the cloud. And the answer many are finding is:…

Reinventing Education: A progress report

Reinventing Education: A progress report

The slumping economy hasn’t been kind to schools, especially in California—but that hasn’t deterred the San Diego Unified School District from its ambitious plan to give all students…

LMS software can be used to supplement traditional instruction.

Learning management systems take on K-12 role

Online and blended learning have taken off in the last few years—and that has spurred more interest in learning management system (LMS) software among K-12 schools.…

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Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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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…

Navigating the New E-rate

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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…

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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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…

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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… nuru massage nyc | have sufficient credit score | lån uten sikkerhet

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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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…