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How to fix a teacher shortage

Minnesota faces a growing shortage of teachers in key specialties, and educators and policymakers are divided over how to attract and retain qualified teachers. Administrators argue that Minnesota's strict licensing requirements and union rules make it difficult to attract and retain highly effective and diverse teachers. Teachers union leaders say that state law already gives schools flexibility and that the rules Minnesota has now ensure students get the best teachers possible. As lawmakers debate ways to address the state's teacher shortage, some worry the proposed changes could lead to risky unintended consequences. Complicating the debate is state data on Minnesota's teaching force...

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Try these mobile and web tools to improve parent-teacher communication

When I was in high school, no one emailed my parents to tell them I had a test. No one sent a reminder to tell them that I…

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Admins target metrics with new analytics dashboard

Panorama Education, which partners with K-12 schools to collect and analyze feedback from teachers, parents and students, has launched a new Leadership Dashboard designed to provide principals and…

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Philip Lanoue named 2015 AASA Superintendent of the Year

Philip Lanoue, superintendent of the Clarke County School District in Athens, Ga., has been named the 2015 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. The Febuary 26 announcement came at…

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School leaders convene to celebrate AASA’s 150th anniversary

National gathering of superintendents celebrates milestone The School Superintendents Association, AASA, will host its annual conference, the National Conference on Education, Feb. 26-28 in San Diego. The National…

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5 steps to move technology purchasing into the 21st century

Choosing and buying the right technology can be a daunting process, especially if you don’t know where to begin With marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Google Marketplace, AirBNB,…

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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)…

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LAUSD backs off one-to-one iPad goal

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines said that the district cannot afford to provide a computer to every student, signaling a major reversal of his…

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Do students like your teaching? Try this and find out

What if we asked our students about the type of work they would prefer to do while in class? It may reveal a lot about their personal learning…

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Take this self-assessment and discover your tech readiness

Learn how to assess your team’s readiness and make the leap to digital reality One of my aspirational resolutions for 2015 is that we can move the conversation…

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New tools emerge to support schools’ digital transition

School districts across the country are replacing print textbooks with free open educational resources (OER); however, many are finding it difficult to evaluate the quality and relevancy of…

Educator Resource Centers

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…

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…

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…

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…