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Report: Idaho wasted $61M on failed school management system

Idaho wasted $61 million on a failed statewide instructional management system for schools, according to a new state performance evaluation, as former state schools Superintendent Tom Luna pushed it forward despite warnings it wouldn’t work. Tim Corder, special assistant to new state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, told lawmakers this morning the report is accurate. “We really are a changed administration,” Corder told the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee. “It was not us. It was the previous administration. … Superintendent Ybarra did not create that problem, but Superintendent Ybarra is going to be about fixing that problem.” The report from the Legislature’s Office of...

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How 3 districts empower teachers as tech leaders

Plans to transition to a digital environment are forming in districts across the country, but the success of those plans largely hinges on one thing: teacher buy-in. Three…

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Kansas preschool programs focus on literacy support

To ensure young children are reaching important achievement standards and school readiness goals, the Kansas Preschool Programs (KPP) are integrating structures necessary for implementing a Multi-tiered System of…

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Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

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…

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True tech integration starts with learning goals

The real challenge in using technology in the classroom is not integrating technology effectively. It's developing a vision for technology use.…

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20 ed-tech leaders to watch

The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) recently announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2014-15. These education leaders from across the country are being…

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New tool gauges your technology readiness

Nationwide, more than 1,700 school district superintendents have taken the Future Ready pledge--a promise to personalize learning for students using digital tools. To help them fulfill their promise…

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When data, privacy, and communication converge, schools are caught in the middle

Student data holds enormous potential to inform instruction and help students take ownership of their learning, but privacy and security concerns often impede progress when it comes to…

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10 data safety principles every school should be following

Are you following these best practices for safe data collection and use?…

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A one-to-one program done slowly—and right

Superintendent Steven Webb’s successful one-to-one rollout could serve as a roadmap for districts Dr. Steven Webb’s rise as a visionary leader in K-12 education is as much a…

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A new recipe for digital, mobile learning

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) on March 6 unveiled two new resources for education leaders to take the digital leap in their schools. Launched through the organization’s Leadership…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Mac to School

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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…