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Highlights

28 Education in Focus

‘Green’ AV systems and products that remove barriers to school video production were highlights at InfoComm 2011.

35 Best Practice

Music software engages troubled teens; online public auctions raise thousands for a Colo. district.

What´s News

1 NCLB fix lagging in Congress

1 Why schools should fear the ‘funding cliff’

1 Web changes students’ free-speech boundaries

1 Reports cite importance of early learning programs

8Demand for online learning increases, study shows

10 FCC proposes new e-Rate eligibility rules

12 New project could improve school web-search results

14 Research: 3D content can help improve learning

16 ‘Instructional rounds’ flips classroom evaluations

18 N.J. district plans iPad-only algebra course

18 ‘TV textbooks’ bring access to low-income Fla. students

20 Custom curriculum publishing on the rise

21 Filtering software changes amid ACLU concerns

22 Ed Sec. Arne Duncan responds to eSN readers


26 Westside High School, part of Nebraska’s Westside Community Schools, owes much of its success to its focus on effective ed-tech integration that extends learning beyond the school bell.
Resources for this issue

1 NCLB fix lagging in Congress

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18N.J. district teaches math with iPadst

For the latest on STEM education, see:
www.eschoolnews.com/2009/12/13/
igniting-and-sustaining-stem-education-2

Departments
4 Online Update 6 Default Lines 6 Your Turn 19 Newslines

27 Security Checkpoint

32 Grants & Funding

33 Curriculum Focus 34 Learning Leadership 36 Advertisers’ Showcase 37 eSchool Partners

38 Netwatch

38 Tech Buyer’s Marketplace

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