About eSchool News HH6

History

eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and a companion web site—eSchool News Online (http://www.eschoolnews.com ) is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 280,000 registered members.

eSchool News is a marketing solutions company serving the education technology industry. Throughout our 25-year history, we have created the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services in the industry. We offer access to the broadest reach and deepest range of education technology professionals worldwide across the entire technology spectrum: the creators, sellers, and buyers of technology around the world.

Every day, our editorial, sales, and marketing professionals share their content expertise to help our customers grow their businesses. We leverage the immediacy of online, the networking of face-to-face opportunities, the expert interaction of web seminars, and the breadth and depth of print to create compelling, focused media that delivers measurable results.
Mission

eSchool News — helping educators succeed by;

* Providing the latest news, resources and reports on the applications of technology to improve learning
* Providing resources and tools to evaluate the funding, purchasing and the evaluation of technology in the education systems
* Assisting educators in forming collaborative alliances and providing a valuable resource bank for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices.

In order to fulfill our mission, we pledge the following:

* We will treat each member as though the success of our organization depends on that individual alone
* We will continue to increase the value and benefits of our services, programs and products
* We will deliver what we promise
* We will conduct our business in a manner which commands the respect of the public for our industry and for the goals toward which we strive

Vision

eSchool News will create an environment that inspires and empowers the spirit of positive educational endeavors by encouraging sharing and support in order to:

* Solve education technology problems
* Encourage collaboration
* Provide education and resources
* Provide superior value
* Provide a marketplace where members can make their services and products available to each other and to their clients

Values

eSchool News holds the following values in the highest regard in all their business dealings and expects all members and their associates, suppliers, and vendors to uphold them as well:

* Confidentiality
* Supportive environment
* Collaboration and sharing
* Generosity

Link to Us

Help eSchool News thrive, there are several things you can do to help us. Mention eSchoolNews.com on your Web sites, in your emails, in your newsletters, and on your message boards and forums and provide a simple text link to our site. In addition, you can post our daily news and our RSS Feed for free. For more information go to Content Exchange and RSS to enroll.

Staff

Editorial Team

Ellen Ullman
Editorial Director, Content Services
eullman@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x109

Ellen Ullman has more than a decade of experience covering education and educational technology. She has worked as a senior editor at CCI/Crosby and as editor of Tech & Learning’s School CIO. In addition, she has written about education issues for ASCD, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Community College Journal.

Laura Ascione
Managing Editor, Content Services
ldevaney@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x112

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media and a former Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While attending UMD, Laura wrote for a local neighborhood newspaper before interning with eSchool News. Upon graduating, Laura couldn’t bear to be parted from eSchool News, and joined the team as an Assistant Editor. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, school safety, and best practices.

Sales
Stephanie Ciotola
Education Marketing Strategist
Email: sciotola@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (720) 937-8524

Lee Calloway
Sales/Finance Administrator
Email: lcalloway@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (301) 913-0115 x131

Online
Nancy David
Executive Vice President, Online, Data & Analytics
ndavid@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x110

Vince Carlson
Director of Information Systems
vcarlson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x103

Jeff Festa
Web Communications Specialist
jfesta@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x130

Marketing
Janice Budai
Marketing Services Manager
jbudai@eschoolnews.com

Production
Chris Hopson
Production Director
chopson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x114

Administration
Robert Morrow
CEO
rmorrow@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 ext 105

Customer Service
Customer Service
custserv@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x199

Additional Information Or to Report a Problem:

Please eMail Nancy David

Address:

eSchool News
Attention: Nancy David
Online Director
7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

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About eSchool News HH5

History

eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and a companion web site—eSchool News Online (http://www.eschoolnews.com ) is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 280,000 registered members.

eSchool News is a marketing solutions company serving the education technology industry. Throughout our 25-year history, we have created the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services in the industry. We offer access to the broadest reach and deepest range of education technology professionals worldwide across the entire technology spectrum: the creators, sellers, and buyers of technology around the world.

Every day, our editorial, sales, and marketing professionals share their content expertise to help our customers grow their businesses. We leverage the immediacy of online, the networking of face-to-face opportunities, the expert interaction of web seminars, and the breadth and depth of print to create compelling, focused media that delivers measurable results.
Mission

eSchool News — helping educators succeed by;

* Providing the latest news, resources and reports on the applications of technology to improve learning
* Providing resources and tools to evaluate the funding, purchasing and the evaluation of technology in the education systems
* Assisting educators in forming collaborative alliances and providing a valuable resource bank for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices.

In order to fulfill our mission, we pledge the following:

* We will treat each member as though the success of our organization depends on that individual alone
* We will continue to increase the value and benefits of our services, programs and products
* We will deliver what we promise
* We will conduct our business in a manner which commands the respect of the public for our industry and for the goals toward which we strive

Vision

eSchool News will create an environment that inspires and empowers the spirit of positive educational endeavors by encouraging sharing and support in order to:

* Solve education technology problems
* Encourage collaboration
* Provide education and resources
* Provide superior value
* Provide a marketplace where members can make their services and products available to each other and to their clients

Values

eSchool News holds the following values in the highest regard in all their business dealings and expects all members and their associates, suppliers, and vendors to uphold them as well:

* Confidentiality
* Supportive environment
* Collaboration and sharing
* Generosity

Link to Us

Help eSchool News thrive, there are several things you can do to help us. Mention eSchoolNews.com on your Web sites, in your emails, in your newsletters, and on your message boards and forums and provide a simple text link to our site. In addition, you can post our daily news and our RSS Feed for free. For more information go to Content Exchange and RSS to enroll.

Staff

Editorial Team

Ellen Ullman
Editorial Director, Content Services
eullman@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x109

Ellen Ullman has more than a decade of experience covering education and educational technology. She has worked as a senior editor at CCI/Crosby and as editor of Tech & Learning’s School CIO. In addition, she has written about education issues for ASCD, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Community College Journal.

Laura Ascione
Managing Editor, Content Services
ldevaney@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x112

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media and a former Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While attending UMD, Laura wrote for a local neighborhood newspaper before interning with eSchool News. Upon graduating, Laura couldn’t bear to be parted from eSchool News, and joined the team as an Assistant Editor. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, school safety, and best practices.

Sales
Stephanie Ciotola
Education Marketing Strategist
Email: sciotola@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (720) 937-8524

Lee Calloway
Sales/Finance Administrator
Email: lcalloway@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (301) 913-0115 x131

Online
Nancy David
Executive Vice President, Online, Data & Analytics
ndavid@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x110

Vince Carlson
Director of Information Systems
vcarlson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x103

Jeff Festa
Web Communications Specialist
jfesta@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x130

Marketing
Janice Budai
Marketing Services Manager
jbudai@eschoolnews.com

Production
Chris Hopson
Production Director
chopson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x114

Administration
Robert Morrow
CEO
rmorrow@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 ext 105

Customer Service
Customer Service
custserv@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x199

Additional Information Or to Report a Problem:

Please eMail Nancy David

Address:

eSchool News
Attention: Nancy David
Online Director
7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

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About eSchool News HH4

History

eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and a companion web site—eSchool News Online (http://www.eschoolnews.com ) is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 280,000 registered members.

eSchool News is a marketing solutions company serving the education technology industry. Throughout our 25-year history, we have created the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services in the industry. We offer access to the broadest reach and deepest range of education technology professionals worldwide across the entire technology spectrum: the creators, sellers, and buyers of technology around the world.

Every day, our editorial, sales, and marketing professionals share their content expertise to help our customers grow their businesses. We leverage the immediacy of online, the networking of face-to-face opportunities, the expert interaction of web seminars, and the breadth and depth of print to create compelling, focused media that delivers measurable results.
Mission

eSchool News — helping educators succeed by;

* Providing the latest news, resources and reports on the applications of technology to improve learning
* Providing resources and tools to evaluate the funding, purchasing and the evaluation of technology in the education systems
* Assisting educators in forming collaborative alliances and providing a valuable resource bank for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices.

In order to fulfill our mission, we pledge the following:

* We will treat each member as though the success of our organization depends on that individual alone
* We will continue to increase the value and benefits of our services, programs and products
* We will deliver what we promise
* We will conduct our business in a manner which commands the respect of the public for our industry and for the goals toward which we strive

Vision

eSchool News will create an environment that inspires and empowers the spirit of positive educational endeavors by encouraging sharing and support in order to:

* Solve education technology problems
* Encourage collaboration
* Provide education and resources
* Provide superior value
* Provide a marketplace where members can make their services and products available to each other and to their clients

Values

eSchool News holds the following values in the highest regard in all their business dealings and expects all members and their associates, suppliers, and vendors to uphold them as well:

* Confidentiality
* Supportive environment
* Collaboration and sharing
* Generosity

Link to Us

Help eSchool News thrive, there are several things you can do to help us. Mention eSchoolNews.com on your Web sites, in your emails, in your newsletters, and on your message boards and forums and provide a simple text link to our site. In addition, you can post our daily news and our RSS Feed for free. For more information go to Content Exchange and RSS to enroll.

Staff

Editorial Team

Ellen Ullman
Editorial Director, Content Services
eullman@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x109

Ellen Ullman has more than a decade of experience covering education and educational technology. She has worked as a senior editor at CCI/Crosby and as editor of Tech & Learning’s School CIO. In addition, she has written about education issues for ASCD, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Community College Journal.

Laura Ascione
Managing Editor, Content Services
ldevaney@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x112

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media and a former Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While attending UMD, Laura wrote for a local neighborhood newspaper before interning with eSchool News. Upon graduating, Laura couldn’t bear to be parted from eSchool News, and joined the team as an Assistant Editor. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, school safety, and best practices.

Sales
Stephanie Ciotola
Education Marketing Strategist
Email: sciotola@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (720) 937-8524

Lee Calloway
Sales/Finance Administrator
Email: lcalloway@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (301) 913-0115 x131

Online
Nancy David
Executive Vice President, Online, Data & Analytics
ndavid@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x110

Vince Carlson
Director of Information Systems
vcarlson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x103

Jeff Festa
Web Communications Specialist
jfesta@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x130

Marketing
Janice Budai
Marketing Services Manager
jbudai@eschoolnews.com

Production
Chris Hopson
Production Director
chopson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x114

Administration
Robert Morrow
CEO
rmorrow@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 ext 105

Customer Service
Customer Service
custserv@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x199

Additional Information Or to Report a Problem:

Please eMail Nancy David

Address:

eSchool News
Attention: Nancy David
Online Director
7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

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About eSchool News HH3

History

eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and a companion web site—eSchool News Online (http://www.eschoolnews.com ) is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 280,000 registered members.

eSchool News is a marketing solutions company serving the education technology industry. Throughout our 25-year history, we have created the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services in the industry. We offer access to the broadest reach and deepest range of education technology professionals worldwide across the entire technology spectrum: the creators, sellers, and buyers of technology around the world.

Every day, our editorial, sales, and marketing professionals share their content expertise to help our customers grow their businesses. We leverage the immediacy of online, the networking of face-to-face opportunities, the expert interaction of web seminars, and the breadth and depth of print to create compelling, focused media that delivers measurable results.
Mission

eSchool News — helping educators succeed by;

* Providing the latest news, resources and reports on the applications of technology to improve learning
* Providing resources and tools to evaluate the funding, purchasing and the evaluation of technology in the education systems
* Assisting educators in forming collaborative alliances and providing a valuable resource bank for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices.

In order to fulfill our mission, we pledge the following:

* We will treat each member as though the success of our organization depends on that individual alone
* We will continue to increase the value and benefits of our services, programs and products
* We will deliver what we promise
* We will conduct our business in a manner which commands the respect of the public for our industry and for the goals toward which we strive

Vision

eSchool News will create an environment that inspires and empowers the spirit of positive educational endeavors by encouraging sharing and support in order to:

* Solve education technology problems
* Encourage collaboration
* Provide education and resources
* Provide superior value
* Provide a marketplace where members can make their services and products available to each other and to their clients

Values

eSchool News holds the following values in the highest regard in all their business dealings and expects all members and their associates, suppliers, and vendors to uphold them as well:

* Confidentiality
* Supportive environment
* Collaboration and sharing
* Generosity

Link to Us

Help eSchool News thrive, there are several things you can do to help us. Mention eSchoolNews.com on your Web sites, in your emails, in your newsletters, and on your message boards and forums and provide a simple text link to our site. In addition, you can post our daily news and our RSS Feed for free. For more information go to Content Exchange and RSS to enroll.

Staff

Editorial Team

Ellen Ullman
Editorial Director, Content Services
eullman@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x109

Ellen Ullman has more than a decade of experience covering education and educational technology. She has worked as a senior editor at CCI/Crosby and as editor of Tech & Learning’s School CIO. In addition, she has written about education issues for ASCD, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Community College Journal.

Laura Ascione
Managing Editor, Content Services
ldevaney@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x112

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media and a former Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While attending UMD, Laura wrote for a local neighborhood newspaper before interning with eSchool News. Upon graduating, Laura couldn’t bear to be parted from eSchool News, and joined the team as an Assistant Editor. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, school safety, and best practices.

Sales
Stephanie Ciotola
Education Marketing Strategist
Email: sciotola@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (720) 937-8524

Lee Calloway
Sales/Finance Administrator
Email: lcalloway@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (301) 913-0115 x131

Online
Nancy David
Executive Vice President, Online, Data & Analytics
ndavid@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x110

Vince Carlson
Director of Information Systems
vcarlson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x103

Jeff Festa
Web Communications Specialist
jfesta@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x130

Marketing
Janice Budai
Marketing Services Manager
jbudai@eschoolnews.com

Production
Chris Hopson
Production Director
chopson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x114

Administration
Robert Morrow
CEO
rmorrow@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 ext 105

Customer Service
Customer Service
custserv@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x199

Additional Information Or to Report a Problem:

Please eMail Nancy David

Address:

eSchool News
Attention: Nancy David
Online Director
7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

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About eSchool News HH2

History

eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and a companion web site—eSchool News Online (http://www.eschoolnews.com ) is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 280,000 registered members.

eSchool News is a marketing solutions company serving the education technology industry. Throughout our 25-year history, we have created the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services in the industry. We offer access to the broadest reach and deepest range of education technology professionals worldwide across the entire technology spectrum: the creators, sellers, and buyers of technology around the world.

Every day, our editorial, sales, and marketing professionals share their content expertise to help our customers grow their businesses. We leverage the immediacy of online, the networking of face-to-face opportunities, the expert interaction of web seminars, and the breadth and depth of print to create compelling, focused media that delivers measurable results.
Mission

eSchool News — helping educators succeed by;

* Providing the latest news, resources and reports on the applications of technology to improve learning
* Providing resources and tools to evaluate the funding, purchasing and the evaluation of technology in the education systems
* Assisting educators in forming collaborative alliances and providing a valuable resource bank for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices.

In order to fulfill our mission, we pledge the following:

* We will treat each member as though the success of our organization depends on that individual alone
* We will continue to increase the value and benefits of our services, programs and products
* We will deliver what we promise
* We will conduct our business in a manner which commands the respect of the public for our industry and for the goals toward which we strive

Vision

eSchool News will create an environment that inspires and empowers the spirit of positive educational endeavors by encouraging sharing and support in order to:

* Solve education technology problems
* Encourage collaboration
* Provide education and resources
* Provide superior value
* Provide a marketplace where members can make their services and products available to each other and to their clients

Values

eSchool News holds the following values in the highest regard in all their business dealings and expects all members and their associates, suppliers, and vendors to uphold them as well:

* Confidentiality
* Supportive environment
* Collaboration and sharing
* Generosity

Link to Us

Help eSchool News thrive, there are several things you can do to help us. Mention eSchoolNews.com on your Web sites, in your emails, in your newsletters, and on your message boards and forums and provide a simple text link to our site. In addition, you can post our daily news and our RSS Feed for free. For more information go to Content Exchange and RSS to enroll.

Staff

Editorial Team

Ellen Ullman
Editorial Director, Content Services
eullman@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x109

Ellen Ullman has more than a decade of experience covering education and educational technology. She has worked as a senior editor at CCI/Crosby and as editor of Tech & Learning’s School CIO. In addition, she has written about education issues for ASCD, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Community College Journal.

Laura Ascione
Managing Editor, Content Services
ldevaney@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x112

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media and a former Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While attending UMD, Laura wrote for a local neighborhood newspaper before interning with eSchool News. Upon graduating, Laura couldn’t bear to be parted from eSchool News, and joined the team as an Assistant Editor. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, school safety, and best practices.

Sales
Stephanie Ciotola
Education Marketing Strategist
Email: sciotola@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (720) 937-8524

Lee Calloway
Sales/Finance Administrator
Email: lcalloway@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (301) 913-0115 x131

Online
Nancy David
Executive Vice President, Online, Data & Analytics
ndavid@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x110

Vince Carlson
Director of Information Systems
vcarlson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x103

Jeff Festa
Web Communications Specialist
jfesta@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x130

Marketing
Janice Budai
Marketing Services Manager
jbudai@eschoolnews.com

Production
Chris Hopson
Production Director
chopson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x114

Administration
Robert Morrow
CEO
rmorrow@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 ext 105

Customer Service
Customer Service
custserv@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x199

Additional Information Or to Report a Problem:

Please eMail Nancy David

Address:

eSchool News
Attention: Nancy David
Online Director
7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

tags

About eSchool News HH1

History

eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and a companion web site—eSchool News Online (http://www.eschoolnews.com ) is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 280,000 registered members.

eSchool News is a marketing solutions company serving the education technology industry. Throughout our 25-year history, we have created the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services in the industry. We offer access to the broadest reach and deepest range of education technology professionals worldwide across the entire technology spectrum: the creators, sellers, and buyers of technology around the world.

Every day, our editorial, sales, and marketing professionals share their content expertise to help our customers grow their businesses. We leverage the immediacy of online, the networking of face-to-face opportunities, the expert interaction of web seminars, and the breadth and depth of print to create compelling, focused media that delivers measurable results.
Mission

eSchool News — helping educators succeed by;

* Providing the latest news, resources and reports on the applications of technology to improve learning
* Providing resources and tools to evaluate the funding, purchasing and the evaluation of technology in the education systems
* Assisting educators in forming collaborative alliances and providing a valuable resource bank for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices.

In order to fulfill our mission, we pledge the following:

* We will treat each member as though the success of our organization depends on that individual alone
* We will continue to increase the value and benefits of our services, programs and products
* We will deliver what we promise
* We will conduct our business in a manner which commands the respect of the public for our industry and for the goals toward which we strive

Vision

eSchool News will create an environment that inspires and empowers the spirit of positive educational endeavors by encouraging sharing and support in order to:

* Solve education technology problems
* Encourage collaboration
* Provide education and resources
* Provide superior value
* Provide a marketplace where members can make their services and products available to each other and to their clients

Values

eSchool News holds the following values in the highest regard in all their business dealings and expects all members and their associates, suppliers, and vendors to uphold them as well:

* Confidentiality
* Supportive environment
* Collaboration and sharing
* Generosity

Link to Us

Help eSchool News thrive, there are several things you can do to help us. Mention eSchoolNews.com on your Web sites, in your emails, in your newsletters, and on your message boards and forums and provide a simple text link to our site. In addition, you can post our daily news and our RSS Feed for free. For more information go to Content Exchange and RSS to enroll.

Staff

Editorial Team

Ellen Ullman
Editorial Director, Content Services
eullman@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x109

Ellen Ullman has more than a decade of experience covering education and educational technology. She has worked as a senior editor at CCI/Crosby and as editor of Tech & Learning’s School CIO. In addition, she has written about education issues for ASCD, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Community College Journal.

Laura Ascione
Managing Editor, Content Services
ldevaney@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x112

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media and a former Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While attending UMD, Laura wrote for a local neighborhood newspaper before interning with eSchool News. Upon graduating, Laura couldn’t bear to be parted from eSchool News, and joined the team as an Assistant Editor. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, school safety, and best practices.

Sales
Stephanie Ciotola
Education Marketing Strategist
Email: sciotola@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (720) 937-8524

Lee Calloway
Sales/Finance Administrator
Email: lcalloway@eschoolmedia.com
Phone: (301) 913-0115 x131

Online
Nancy David
Executive Vice President, Online, Data & Analytics
ndavid@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x110

Vince Carlson
Director of Information Systems
vcarlson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x103

Jeff Festa
Web Communications Specialist
jfesta@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x130

Marketing
Janice Budai
Marketing Services Manager
jbudai@eschoolnews.com

Production
Chris Hopson
Production Director
chopson@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x114

Administration
Robert Morrow
CEO
rmorrow@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 ext 105

Customer Service
Customer Service
custserv@eschoolnews.com
(301) 913-0115 x199

Additional Information Or to Report a Problem:

Please eMail Nancy David

Address:

eSchool News
Attention: Nancy David
Online Director
7920 Norfolk Ave., Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Taking on teacher attrition

We once believed that teacher effectiveness dramatically increased for the first three to five years on the job and then plateaued. But recent research suggests that substantial growth in effectiveness can be seen for the first 12 years on the job, and likely longer. This suggests that teacher quality develops over time and that experience can influence effectiveness.
We also know that students who have highly effective teachers for three years in a row can score 50 percentile points higher on achievement tests than students who have less effective teachers three years in a row.

But academic gains are just one of the outcomes of high teacher effectiveness. Research showed that as teachers gained experience, their students’ absenteeism rates declined. Experienced teachers tend to be better at classroom management and motivating students, resulting in fewer conduct issues and higher attendance.

And then there are soft skills, such as the ability to collaborate and problem solve, think creatively, and be empathetic. These skills—which have been linked to higher employment, greater job satisfaction, and lower crime rates—are developed, not taught, and teachers are a huge part of that development.

A costly reality
In the last 20 years, teacher attrition has nearly doubled, and districts are finding it harder than ever to place a highly-qualified and effective teacher in every classroom. And when 16 to 30 percent of teachers leave the profession every year, districts have the very difficult challenge of finding an effective teacher for every classroom.

With a shrinking pool of teachers to choose from, districts are forced to hire less experienced or underqualified teachers to fill vacant spots. This means that at any given time, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of students in the United States are being taught by subpar teachers; a scary reality since one year of suboptimal teaching can lead to as much as nine months of lost learning, and learning gaps for years to come, according to Scott Reeder’s The Hidden Costs of Tenure.

(Next page: How to improve teacher retention)

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How much do you know about web filtering?

eSchool News sat down with Brian Thomas, president & chief executive officer of Lightspeed Systems, which builds software that helps schools keep their devices safe and is used by more than 6,500 districts across 52 countries, to talk about the web-filtering landscape.

You’ve been with Lightspeed Systems for 20 years. How have you seen things change in content filtering?
When I first started with Lightspeed, we were selling an all-in-one product that did antivirus, traffic management, web filtering, spam filtering, and email archiving. At that time, web filtering was really a back-office IT tool that nobody else in the district cared much about. But as technology in schools changed and networks grew and mobile devices came into classrooms, the needs around filtering really evolved—and just blocking bad content wasn’t enough.

What else were schools looking for?
Well, for one thing they wanted less blocking, or at least less over-blocking. Teachers and students and their IT teams were looking for filtering that blocked inappropriate sites but didn’t block content that could be used for learning.

Web-filtering companies have come and gone. What keeps Lightspeed around?
We really listen to our customers so we know what their latest challenges are and we respond to them. When Wikipedia and blogs were really hot, schools wanted to allow some of that content but nobody knew how to filter that social, ever-changing content. We developed a solution for that. Web access during testing was another challenge that we helped them solve. Then everyone saw the power of YouTube but didn’t know how to allow good videos while blocking bad ones, so we solved that too.

Today it’s all about how to keep mobile devices safe–on the school network and off. District IT teams are over-burdened and under-staffed, so these solutions need to be simple to set up and easy to use.

(Next page: The latest changes in web filtering)

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Programming trends at SXSW EDU 2018

Over the years, SXSW EDU has facilitated thousands of key conversations within the education community by hosting thought leaders from around the world each March. As the 2018 event approaches, we are excited to share several trends recognized in this year’s upcoming program. Whether it’s a panel, workshop, talk, or one of the many session types at the conference—we look forward to the important dialogue, connections, and collaborations that will take place.

Through the PanelPicker process this past summer, the community has submitted and chosen programming for this year’s event. The trends highlighted here echo what the community has brought forward as relevant and in need of discussion. Encompassing a variety of subject matters, the trends cover many different topics; however, there are shared commonalities throughout. At the core of many conversations is the effort to create accessible, engaging, personalized, and empowered learning.

For example, with frequently evolving technology inside and outside of the classroom, media literacy and the work taking place to help students identify credible information source stood out as one important topic we are seeing weaved throughout the program. Additionally, we have spotted a trend of educators taking the role as the lead learner which explores new pedagogy techniques and the opportunity for furthering professional development. Notably there is also a more prevalent movement in incorporating whole-student support through mindfulness and social emotional learning (SEL).

(Next page: What are the hot topics at this year’s SXSW EDU?)

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Can I give you some feedback? And other ways to not offer ideas

[Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in Jennifer Abrams’ ‘Personal Development’ column for eSchool News. In her columns, Abrams focuses on leadership skills for anyone working in a school or district. Read more about the column here.]  

Have you ever heard the question, “Can I give you some feedback?” Did you want to say “No” immediately? Did your fight-or-flight reflex go into hyper mode? If so, you are not alone. Framing feedback with that question starter has a neurologically negative impact.

In “SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others,” Dr. David’s Rock article in NeuroLeadership Journal, he states: “In most people, the question ‘Can I offer you some feedback?’ generates a similar response to hearing fast footsteps behind you at night. Performance reviews often generate status threats, explaining why they are often ineffective at stimulating behavioral change.”

“Can I give you some feedback?” is in most cases followed by “You might want to think about….” or “Something to consider could be…” and, given that you have just upped someone’s blood pressure with the initial inquiry, it might not be a great place to begin.

Offering a suggestion is tricky business, so here a few ideas to make your suggestion be something that another person can hear.

(Next page: Better ways to offer feedback)

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