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eSchool News January 2011

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4 Default Lines
Now is not the time to pull back on investing in education, writes Editor Dennis Pierce.

40 Best Practices
An Ohio school’s unique partnership with an ed-tech firm is helping students learn essential life skills.

What’s News

1 Panel: Remove barriers to digital learning

1 News Corp. dives into ed-tech business

1 Survey: Mobile learning at a tipping point

1 More public schools trying single-sex education

3 Should K-12 schools adopt engineering standards?

8 GOP victories could affect education funding, ed tech

10 Growth of online learning continues, unevenly

12 Panel aims to turn teacher education ‘upside down’

14 N.C. students offered Microsoft certification course

17 HP agrees to $16M settlement in e-Rate fraud case

18 Duncan: Ed tech can help cut costs

20 FCC to move ahead on net-neutrality plans

22 Multitasking, wireless printing come to iPad

24 High-tech school bus extends learning for rural kids

26 Troubling gaps still exist in U.S. broadband use


3 eSN Online Update

6 Your Turn

32 Grants & Funding

33 Security Checkpoint

34 Netwatch

36 Tech Buyer’s Marketplace

37 Advertisers’ Showcase

38 eSchool Partners

27 A new breed of SIS is emerging
School software mergers have led to a blending of student
information systems and learning management systems.— Meris Stansbury


Resources for this issue
32 Grants & Funding For the latest in school funding news, go to

33 Security Checkpoint For more school safety news and information, see: resources/safe-center

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