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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
Cost and rural settings are among the barriers as districts strive to bring fast broadband access to schools, according to a report from the Consortium for School Networking.
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 buzz around the maker movement obscures the benefits of maker education for students, writes researcher Jennifer Oxman Ryan.
November 3, 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
Teacher William J. Tolley says that education-innovation advocates need to disrupt schools' definitions of success if they are to achieve Sir Ken Robinson's vision for creativity in learning.
November 3, 2015 - Teacher
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
Schools need resources and support to teach students about appropriate digital-media use, Media Literacy Now's Erin McNeill says.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.”
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Amid an ongoing debate over the use of student data, K-12 systems have quietly begun linking children's educational records with information from other government agencies.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week

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