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Mississippi District Shifts to Competency-Based Professional Development

The Columbus Municipal School District will move to a personalized, competency-based program for professional development.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Launches Wireless Hotspot Project

When school begins Aug. 29 for students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, some of them will be able to borrow wireless hotspots from five branches of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in order to gain access to the Internet at home.

Eaton SD Adopts Fiber to Grow Digital Learning Initiatives

Eaton School District in northern Colorado has begun the process of upgrading to a 10 gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between its three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

Silverback Learning Solutions Launches Professional Development Platform

The company launched Teacher Vitae, a SaaS-based personalized, professional learning platform for teachers and administrators.

Newsela Rolls Out Non-Fiction Library

The library includes primary source material and historical documents and offers adapted versions for learners at various reading levels.

MyStemKits Releases Library of 3D Printing Projects

The library features nearly 100 kits that offer standards-aligned projects for K–12 classrooms.

Age-Based, Grade-Level System Ignores Huge Numbers of Over-Achieving Students

While this country puts a lot of attention on students not achieving at the proficiency level, plenty of focus might be better directed on students who are performing ahead of age-based, grade-level standards.

New K-12 Digital Collection Delivers History Sources to Students

School libraries will have the opportunity to supply digital source content to history and social studies students without teachers or media specialists having to compile it themselves.

U.S. K–12 Teachers Reluctant to Integrate Social Media in Classrooms

Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) of American K–12 teachers have not integrated social media into their classrooms, and the majority (62 percent) indicate that they do not plan to do so, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey of teachers nationwide.

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