eSchool News May 2011


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Highlights

24 eSN Special Feature
Which eReader is right for you?
Our handy guide might help.

28 Education in Focus
Handheld and visual technologies can help at-risk kids learn math.

What’s News

1 Feds to update student privacy law

1 Survey finds gaps in ed-tech support

1 ACLU to schools: Stop using anti-gay web filters

1 Next up for education: Teacher avatars?

3 Six technologies soon to affect schools

8 Judge rejects plans for Google digital library

10 Teachers want more technology, collaboration

12 ED sticks by controversial online-learning rule

13 Online Teacher of the Year shares strategies for success

14 Educators disappointed with Cisco’s camera flip

15 Obama: Too much testing makes education boring

16 Rural schools face uphill climb for funding

16 Program brings solar panels, curriculum to schools

17 What the U.S. can learn about boosting teacher quality

17 Students excel in STEM gaming challenge

18 How to lead change successfully in uncertain times

18 New products make IP telephony easier, more secure

19 FY11 budget deal eliminates ed-tech funding

20 Deal to combine AT&T, T-Mobile raises questions

22 $1.5M grant jump-starts teacher development

Departments

3 Online Update

6 Default Lines

6 Your Turn

21 eSchool of the Month

31 Security Checkpoint

32 Netwatch

33 Learning Leadership

34 Grants & Funding

35 Stakeholder & Community Relations

36 Online Calendar

36 Tech Buyer’s Marketplace

37 Advertisers’ Showcase

38 eSchool Partners



30 Reading and technology
A new online service from Capstone Digital applies the Netflix model to literacy to get kids interested in reading.
— Jenna Zwang

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Resources for this issue

15 Obama: Too much testing… For more news and opinion on education reform, see our online School Reform Center: www.eschoolnews.com/reform

19 FY11 budget deal… For the latest in school funding news, go to
www.eschoolnews.com/funding

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