Too many school districts are taking a patchwork approach to addressing chronic underachievement through a range of programs and initiatives, according to two UCLA researchers. Some of those initiatives may be effective, but the lack of an overarching plan means programs may overlap or conflict with each other, while leaving gaps that fail to address some issues.
The first steps toward comprehensive E-Rate reform have already been taken. What should schools expect?
- By John K. Waters
As new assessments are rolled out, concerned parents will want to know why their kids' scores have decreased. Here's how educators can explain the change and highlight the positive aspects of the new standards.
- By Kristen Swanson
Geovisual software can help district leaders make data-driven decisions about redistricting, attrition, and transportation.
The CIO of Lone Star College System discusses how to evaluate desktop virtualization opportunities, set up pilots, and ultimately establish a reliable production environment.
Serving a large student body that's wired for the kind of learning that the flipped classroom provides, a Texas school district invests time, money, and energy into creating course content that students access on their own time.
- By Bridget McCrea
With hundreds of education-focused Twitter chats popping up across the globe, it can be tough for educators to get started. Here's the skinny on the what, when, and where of the best chats, and a few simple ways you can join the conversation.
Andrew Marcinek, the director of technology at Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Groton, MA, shares his half-dozen favorite applications of the free video chat service.
- By Bridget McCrea
After months of speculation, the first teachers have finally begun using Google's augmented reality eyewear to improve their lessons. Here's how Glass will really impact education.
- By Stephen Noonoo
A thicket of legal issues has sprung up in response to modern 1-to-1 and BYOD programs. In every rollout, schools have some tough choices to make.