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Octavia Smoot prepares for her senior portrait at Scott High School in Madison, W.Va. Ms. Smoot is participating in a pilot program that sends text reminders, including those featured at right, to college-bound students. Starting in January of the senior year, participants receive reminders and information to keep them on track for higher education.
—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)

Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

Education technology is evolving at a fast pace and this Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning.

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

Technology is dramatically altering K-12 curriculum, and this Spotlight explores how districts are using technology to improve student learning, introducing games into classrooms, and using multimedia resources across the subject areas.

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10/24 07:50 am | Personalized Learning Plans for Vermont Students Move Forward | Vermont public schools have until next fall to prepare for a new law requiring all middle and high school students to have personalized learning plans.

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The Power of Mobile Broadband to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Experts and practitioners discussed how mobile broadband is transforming education and driving learning outcomes, especially for rural and low-income communities.

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A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
Many schools' personalized learning efforts hinge on the use of formative assessment tools, including embedded online curriculum, adaptive-learning platforms, and stand-alone tests.
October 17, 2014 - Education Week
Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
The rapid evolution of the technology is due largely to the rise in the use of mobile devices and the increasing technological savvy of school district administrators.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
A Pennsylvania school district is working to train high school teachers in ways to help students transfer print-based reading strategies to their lessons when they use iPads.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
The architects of one of the best-known gauges of student achievement—the National Assessment of Educational Progress—are preparing for a dramatic expansion of technology-based assessment.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Using student data that is protected and centered on personalizing learning is the key to true education transformation, writes Michael King.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week

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