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With the proposed change, districts, principals, and teachers would be free to use their own professional judgement in the selection of educational materials, as long as they can demonstrate that students are learning what is required by state standards.More
Conflicting reform efforts, poor communications, and "initiative fatigue" are among the factors presenting challenges to Common Core State Standards implementation. In order to overcome these potential barriers, states, districts, and schools need to take new approaches to professional development, technology adoption, and reform efforts, according to a new report released Thursday by ASCD. More
By 2015 more end users will access the Internet through a mobile device than a PC, according to a new report from the International Data Corporation.More
Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia is implementing predictive analytics software with the goal of improving student performance and achievement. The new software is part of the district's new digital curriculum and instruction initiative, called eCLASS.More
Prologic Technology Systems, a provider of educational administration solutions for the K-12 market, has announced its new cloud-based enterprise resource planning system, Teams ERP. More
According to the United States Department of Education, all five eligible states have stepped forward to participate in the second round of applications for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, which provides funding for reforms in state early learning programs.More
CFY, a nonprofit organization that uses digital learning in an effort to improve educational outcomes for low-income students, has received a $1 million grant to study and develop its whole school blended learning model, the Digital Learning Program.More
A software development company has updated a service that allows schools to create a customized Google Android app to connect to the school community and keep it informed about activities and resources.More
Univision Communications, an American Spanish language media company, used social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, along with traditional mechanisms--television, in-person events, and phone banks--to promote the attainment of education by Hispanics and draw students and their parents into learning more about their educational options.More
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