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American Students Ahead of the Curve on PISA Problem Solving Scores

No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. There's actually good news about American education coming out of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the triennial international assessment that ranks countries based on their students' proficiency in math, science and language arts (as measured by standardized tests).

San Francisco Schools Adds Online Platform for Credit Recovery, Supplemental Instruction

The San Francisco Unified School District has deployed an online learning platform to provide credit recovery and supplemental instruction to students at its 17 high schools.

Wyoming Teachers Look To Boost Effectiveness of Assistive Technologies

Some teachers in Wyoming are learning how to better use assistive technologies thanks to a new program launched by the University of Wyoming's Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.

Personalized Learning, Flipped Classrooms, Video Watching: Last Gasps of the Old Education

The dominant educational model in the United States is still "education as acquiring stuff." Even when modern technologies are used to support this model, the hordes of unemployed and underemployed students — OUR children — are proof that this model is broken and ineffective.

California District Deploys 15,000 Windows Devices To Meet Common Core Assesment Requirements

California's Fresno Unified School District is deploying 15,000 Windows 8.1 devices to students in grades 3-8 and 11, in part to prepare for Common Core assessment requirements set by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

Nevada Alternative School Revamps Blended Schedule, Improves Progress

Nye County School District's alternative school has nearly doubled the number of credits students have earned in its hybrid learning program, in part by restructuring the way students take courses.

Lexia Partners with Florida Center for Reading Research To Speed up Assessment

Lexia Learning is partnering with the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) in an effort to streamline literacy assessments.

STEM-focused Christa McAuliffe Center Continues Teacher Ed Work with PTC

A STEM-focused teaching center at Framingham State University in Massachusetts will shortly open its registration process for summer 2014.

Report: Most Schools Delivering BYOD Programs, Training Teachers in Mobile Devices Usage

Implementation of bring-your-own-device programs in school districts has exploded since last year, spreading from 22 percent to 56 percent, according to a new survey from the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association.

Samsung Selects Solve for Tomorrow Winners

Samsung has selected the grand prizes winners of its Solve for Tomorrow contest.

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