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eSchool News Today

Laura Devaney Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently called for an increased move to digital textbooks. Today's story takes a look at what you, our readers, think about the move to digital textbooks and how realistic it is.

Leave your comments about today's story online, or eMail me at ldevaney@eschoolnews.com.

Laura Devaney, Managing Editor

Top News of the Day

Readers: Digital textbook implementation just a dream

Readers: Digital textbook implementation just a dream According to readers, though digital textbooks sound good in theory, not all students would have access to these materials from home as well as school. Also, many schools just don't have the funding, or infrastructure, [ Read More ]

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Question of the Week

What’s one reform measure, or new implementation [of tech, curriculum design, method of teaching, etc.] your school/district is doing this year? What's the motivation behind this? The goal? 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 12th.

Calling all Tech-Savvy Schools

Is your school or district a leader when it comes to technology? If so, eSchool News invites your superintendent, technology coordinator, or school principal to nominate your school or district for the School or District of the Month Award. Click here for more information.

Call for Nominations:
2013 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards

Does your superintendent “get it” when it comes to technology? Does he or she demonstrate exemplary vision for the use of technology to improve all facets of education—and show outstanding leadership in working to make this vision a reality?

If so, then help us recognize these accomplishments by nominating your district’s chief executive for our 13th annual Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards.

Nominations are due midnight ET Sunday, Nov. 25. For information, go to:


Ed-Tech Press Releases

Pacific Metrics Acquires Prize-Winning Automated Scoring Software

RelampIt’s 4th Annual Raffle Kicks Off During AV Week 2012

$200K Follett Challenge Announces Judges’ Panel

Turnitin Celebrates 20 Million Graded Papers in GradeMark

PublicSchoolWORKS’ Parent InfoCenter wins Interactive Media Outstanding Achievement Award

Special Education Experts Discuss Use of Online Speech Therapy in Charter Schools during Free PresenceLearning Webinar

Manhattan Beach Unified School District Selects Pearson’s PowerSchool as New Student Information System


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