The best way you can counter simplistic analyses of complex educational issues is to get your stories out there.
- By Therese Mageau
The United States Department of Education has launched a new program to recognize schools for their sustainability efforts.
ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) has named Paul Healey as its new president. He took office late last month.
Education advocacy groups are once again leading the charge to reinstate the federal ed tech program known as Enhancing Education Through Technology, or EETT. Funding was eliminated for the program--the only dedicated federal funding for technology in education--in the fiscal year 2011 appropriations bill.
The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium has renewed a statewide agreement with Microsoft that was originally signed in 1999.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is upping its financial support for Common Core State Standards. The foundation awarded $3 million to ASCD to support that group's efforts to help education leaders and educators themselves understand the standards and implement them.
Florida's St. Lucie County School District and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have agreed to a five-year partnership aimed at raising student achievement and providing community access to materials and software.
Killing the only federal program that specifically provides funding for education technology will undermine reform and innovation efforts in America's schools. That's according to four major education advocacy groups that issued a joint statement Tuesday denouncing proposed cuts to the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program.
Schools continue to deliver new graduates into the workplace lacking the tech-based "soft skills" that businesses demand. Experts blame K-12's persistent failure to integrate technology.
A new bipartisan initiative seeks to leverage technology to challenge some long-held assumptions about education in the United States.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher