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eSchool News October 2010


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Highlights

31 Lessons from the nation’s best online teacher

FLVS’ Teresa Dove wins first-ever national award.

What’s News

1 States get millions to rethink exams

1 Newspaper’s teacher ratings spark controversy

1 U.S. ramps up key STEM initiative

1 Mac-based schools face SIS quandary

6 New school’s $578M price tag raises eyebrows

7 FCC seeks input on rules for online services

8 FBI: No charges in school laptop-spying case

10 Companies turn to social media for grant giving

12 Supes attending ‘tech academies’ to boost skills

14 Grant program seeks answers to classroom challenges

16 Teens sue Facebook over ‘like’ button

18 Publisher makes $400M commitment to ed tech

19 What schools can learn from charters about ELL success

20 Doctors eye health hazard in powerful laser pointers

29 New software turns paper into cheap digital tablet

30 Spell-check use on writing exam prompts debate

Departments

4 Default Lines — Dennis Pierce4 Your Turn

6 eSN Online Update

30 Curriculum Focus

34 Grants & Funding — Deborah Ward

35 Stakeholder Relations — Nora Carr

38 Netwatch

42 Tech Buyer’s Marketplace

43 Advertisers’ Showcase

46 eSN.tv Viewer’s Guide

46 eSchool Partners

eSN Special Report21 The Interactive Math ClassroomAlgebra is among the hardest subjects to teach— but new technology can help.— Laura Devaney

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Supes attending ‘tech academies’ For more on professional development for data-driven success,
see: www.eschoolnews.com/ 2010/09/06/ professionaldevelopment-
for-data-driven-improvement

Doctors eye laser pointers

For the latest school safety news, go to security blog at www.eschoolnews.com/resources/safe-center

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