eSchool News March 2013

Top News
Why international tests are wrong
International comparisons misrank U.S. students, a new report says—and this has important implications for U.S. policy.

Nanotechnology coming to high school
Some Illinois students will have a chance to study nanotechnology in a special lab featuring equipment that typically isn’t seen in high schools.

Best Practices
Schools confront digital textbook challenges
Accessibility is one of many hurdles to using e-textbooks; here’s how some forward-thinking districts are overcoming these.

U.S. honors digital learning
Customized ed-tech plans and a new open online course for educators were among the highlights of Digital Learning Day.

Tech classes linked with better achievement
Robotics on the rise in schools
Sign of the times: There are now more robotics teams than varsity boys’ ice hockey teams in Minnesota high schools.

Beyond 1-to-1 computing: Time for a new approach

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