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Octavia Smoot prepares for her senior portrait on May 7 at Scott High School in Madison, W.Va. Octavia is participating in a pilot program that texts high school seniors with reminders about college application deadlines, financial aid, interviews, etc., in an effort to keep them focused on applying and getting into college.
—Mark Webb for Education Week

'R U on Track for College?' Texting a New Strategy

To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information. (May 13, 2014)

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09/30 04:38 pm | K-12 Budget Growth Leveled by Expenses, Education Business Leaders Learn | Companies selling educational technology to schools need to do a better job of explaining what their products do, and what results they can be expected to produce.

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Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online common-core assessments are flowing to some of the most familiar industry players.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
In spite of our tendency to revere the counsel of business leaders on public-policy issues, they don't always get it right, argues David Bernstein.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Big questions are facing school district leaders across the country about how a learning management system should best fit into the larger ed-tech ecosystem.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Technical hurdles, turf battles among vendors, and the glacial pace of technology adoption are preventing LMS software from becoming the hub of a fully integrated ed-tech ecosystem.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
The trick for educators is to grasp which LMS features will help their students while also acquiring the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
School districts are evaluating various learning management systems more than ever before, but many underestimate the time and resources it will take to choose the right one.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Five school district technology leaders talk about the lessons they have learned about how to choose and use learning management systems in smart ways.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Choosing the technology for LMS delivery involves carefully weighing the pros and cons of several different options, and figuring out which one fits a district’s unique needs.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
We need to change the system so that some in K-12 can truly innovate, while others stick to tradition but improve incrementally, Ted Kolderie says.
September 22, 2014 - Education Week

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