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Leo Ramos and Amy Pendray of the Long Beach district in California look on as educators from Avalon Elementary School, on Santa Catalina Island, review a new course on formative assessment.
—David Walter Banks for Education Week

Long Beach District Sets Course to Personalize Teacher PD

The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths. (September 28, 2015)

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Principal Tim Lauer shares how he uses technology to balance extended classroom visits with his other leadership responsibilities.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Education-technology tools have made it easier for teachers to keep tabs on students' understanding.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
A recent controversy in California's Fresno Unified district involving Cyber Dust, founded by billionaire Mark Cuban, highlights the new challenges.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Two early learning experts outline how they want to see devices, apps, and software treated as tools to foster better reading interactions between children and adults.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Following their study of educational media and technology habits, researchers share three steps to better support Hispanic students.
September 16, 2015 - Education Week
Academic researchers are beginning to study what kinds of tech-based exchanges between educators and families bring the biggest academic payoff for students.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
The creation of an online platform by ed-tech company Knewton marks the most aggressive attempt yet to mix adaptive tools with open content.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Schools and the companies that work with them are being urged to do a better job clearing personal information from student records that are shared with outside organizations.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week

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