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technology-integration News

Three new developments in K-12 technology integration

Technology skills for students and educators are essential for college and workforce success, particularly in an increasingly global economy. But how does technology integration match up with education…

kids-learning News

About half of kids’ learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The…

flipped-research News

Flipped learning skyrockets across the nation

Though no learning model is perfect, flipped learning offers educators and students one way to boost engagement and make learning much more interesting and organic.And as more research…

principal-solutions How-to

6 ways to fix 7 principal hiring challenges

Hiring a school principal isn't a small task--school leaders must be equipped to handle problems that come their way, all while supporting teaching and learning and modeling the…

mobile-learning News

6 reasons mobile learning is booming

Mobile technologies are increasingly gaining support among school administrators, who opt for one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs to help deflect the costs of maintaining a mobile device initiative,…

Principal-Guide Resource

5 resources to help principals excel

School principals juggle a multitude of responsibilities each day, as they attempt to balance building-level tasks with administrative and district-level duties.Now, school leaders have access to a free…

maya-angelou Opinion

5 ways Maya Angelou influenced education

When I heard about Maya Angelou’s passing today (May 28th), I was currently getting a bad cavity filled, an extremely dispassionate process framing an emotional response I wasn’t…

Twitter-chat Resource

Top state-by-state Twitter chats

Social media has unlimited uses in education, from helping students connect and collaborate to offering educators a place to share ideas, solve problems, and identify promising practices. Twitter…

teacher-technology-infographic

How do teachers use technology?

In education, it’s easy to get data from one school, district or even state. But national data, encompassing most teachers in the U.S., is no easy feat, and…

teacher-appreciation-infographic Resource

What it takes to be a teacher

My Parisian mother was a teacher for a year as a favor to my private school when their French teacher unexpectedly quit one summer. “Sure, I could teach,”…

teachers-digital News

6 ways teachers want to use digital tools

As states and educators implement the Common Core State Standards or revamp their own standards to be more rigorous and to prepare students for college and the workforce,…

cognitive-styles-learning News

Groundbreaking: We can predict cognitive styles, and here’s how

While the education field’s acceptance of learning styles is helping students receive more options for learning, students are often lumped into one category without any explanation of why…

flipped-learning-speak News

One startling fact about flipped learning

Flipped learning has been on education’s radar for the last two years, with many schools experimenting with a teaching and learning style well-suited for 21st Century learning. But…

questions-school-college How-to

Questions to answer after high school

According to a new report, there are basic questions postsecondary data, with access to college and university data, need to be able to answer—not only for higher-ed institutions,…

brain-awareness How-to

7 intriguing facts about the brain

When it comes to student learning, many stakeholders focus on important learning supports, such as classroom technology, reliable high-speed internet access in schools, and educators who use technology…

states-finance-economy News

Best and worst states for the subject every school should be teaching

In the midst of our country’s slow climb to economic recovery, there’s been an outpouring of support from communities to teach today’s students the one subject that could…

childhood-data News

5 new findings about early childhood data use

A new survey reveals that most states cannot answer the most basic questions about early childhood care and education, including whether young children up to age 5 are…

apps-education-infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: The influence of apps in education

From lists to websites specifically devoted to app lists, and from using apps for school staff management to teaching eager students how to code, education is one of…

Think big: How to jumpstart tech use in low-income schools

The challenges of rural schools are many of the same (though not all) that low-income public schools face across the country: inadequate access to technology and broadband, tight…

teacher-policy-NCTQ News

The best and worst states for teacher policy

Teacher quality has been a hot, if polarizing, topic in education recently, with many states making what some perceive to be progressive steps in teacher policy. One new…

testing-student-misconceptions News

3 startling misconceptions about student testing

A new report is shedding light on what the nation might not know but teachers have known for a while: Time spent on testing depends on district requirements…

Study: Single-sex ed may not actually be better for kids

Do students really learn better when separated by gender? New research indicates that they do not, the Huffington Post reports.…

Ravitch: The ‘White House’s obsession with data is sick’

Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch has been blasting the Obama administration for a long time for education policies that have expanded the importance of standardized tests and…

Then-and-now photos bring iconic Black History moments back to life

Every day, we walk in the very places where history was made years ago, the Huffington Post reports.…

mobile-apps-education How-to

FETC 2014: This is how you take mobile to the next level

Would you buy a car without knowing how well it could perform on the road? No? The same principle applies to purchasing mobile apps for the classroom, argue…