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eSchool News February 2011

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27 Tech-Savvy Supe Awards
Meet 10 superintendents whose leadership and vision have spurred an ed-tech revolution.

34 There’s an app for that…
We’ve assembled a list of 10 education ‘apps’ we think are noteworthy.

What’s News

1 What U.S. schools can learn from abroad

1 Ed groups slam net-neutrality ‘loopholes’

1 Teachers turn learning on its head

1 How to spur more tech use in the classroom

8 Edmodo: A free, secure social network for students

10 States having problems with Common Core standards

12 Coming soon: Faster, cheaper color printing

14 U.S. public wants an easier way to fire bad teachers

16 Commerce Department tackles online privacy

18 Students charged in Facebook invite to attack a teacher

18 Civil-rights groups seek revisions of Texas curriculum

20 Ore. district says iPods fire up kids for learning

20 730 U.S. schools trying to reinvent themselves

22 Electronics show brings fiercer competition to iPad


3 Learning Leadership

3 Online Update

6 Default Lines

6 Your Turn

21 Best Practices

32 Grants & Funding

33 Stakeholder & Community Relations

35 Tech Buyer’s Marketplace

36 Advertisers’ Showcase

38 eSchool Partners

eSN Special Report26 Assessing the value of a teacher
Debate rages over using the ‘value-added’ model of using
student test scores to measure a teacher’s effectiveness.
— Cara Erenben


Resources for this issue

26 eSN Special Feature For more news and opinion on education reform, see our online School Reform Center:

32 Grants & Funding For the latest in school funding news, go to

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