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Kayla-Meeks Cook, a 6th grader, gets help from teacher John Williams at Whittemore Park Middle School in Conway, S.C. The students were using their iPads to pick out recipes and calculate ingredients as part of a skills task.
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Analysts and business officials wonder if the education technology market faces the risk of a crash, similar to what occurred during the dot-com bust in the 1990s.
January 15, 2013 - Education Week
The South Carolina education department is beginning to apply the state's certification regulations to teachers of online courses.
January 14, 2013 - McClatchy-Tribune
A National Science Foundation program is attempting to create a space within the agency devoted to supporting research on advanced learning technologies.
January 3, 2013 - Education Week
Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and new reports all put the spotlight on models for combining face-to-face and online instruction.
October 30, 2012 - Education Week
The country's largest, state-sponsored online school is having some teachers meet in person with students and scheduling field trips in an effort to build blended learning programs.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
But more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of the evolving models, and to identify which ones work best for which types of students.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Flex Academy programs offer online curriculum, with in-class adult support and face-to-face peer interaction.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Students in a Grand Rapids, Mich., innovation program blend virtual education and real-world experiences to prepare for college and careers.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
The latest evolution in Riverside, Calif., is a program for middle schoolers that requires them to attend school three hours a day, three days a week, and do the rest of their learning online at home.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Tough budget times prompt KIPP Empower Academy to use a blended approach to pursue its mission of improving achievement for students from underprivileged areas.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week

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