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In today’s news, feedback on the new science standards second draft will be accepted Jan. 29; 15 teachers from across Tennessee will leave their classrooms to become ‘ambassadors’ of success; and a new whiteboard claims it’s 2.5 times stronger than Kevlar and can stop multiple gun rounds.

Be sure to leave your comments with the stories, or email me at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com.

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Meris Stansbury, Online Editor


Top News of the Day

Next-generation science standards open for comments

Next-generation science standards open for comments A second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, which are being developed with input from 26 states, is open for public review and comment until Jan. 29. [ Read More ]

Tennessee tries innovative approach to boosting student achievement

Tennessee tries innovative approach to boosting student achievement Three Memphis teachers chosen to help other teachers in the state succeed had never met before sitting for a group interview in the communications office at Memphis City Schools. They all had the same idea, [ Read More ]

A unique approach to school security: Bulletproof whiteboards?

A unique approach to school security: Bulletproof whiteboards? What's lighter than a typical whiteboard, will stop multiple rounds of ammunition, and is 2.5 times stronger than Kevlar? According to Hardwire LLC, a company specializing in ballistic protective solutions, it's the company's new education [ Read More ]

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App of the week

Nine templates to help educators leverage school data

Name: ASCD for iPad

What is it?This app allows customers who purchase eBooks from the ASCD Store to access those purchased files on their iPad and place them in the eReader of their choice.

Features: Premium Online or Select Online members can have the device synch their electronic books automatically as part of the app. The app will synch the issues of Educational Leadership for subscribers who receive the journal. Non-members, non-subscribers, or those who haven’t purchased an eBook, can have a free excerpt of... [ Read More ]

 

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Question of the Week

What makes you proud of U.S. education? Disappointed? Please send your response to Online Editor Meris Stansbury at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com. Your response may be chosen to be included in a thought round-up to be published by eSchool News. Please send your response by Friday the 25th.

January Digital Edition Story of the Day

Survey: School web filtering can impede learning

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