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04/18 03:15 pm | Teachers at Pa. Cyber Charter Vote to Unionize | Teachers at the largest cyber charter school in Pa. have voted to unionize in effort to negotiate higher wages.

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The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement
In this webinar, Kim McClelland, assistant superintendent of Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, discussed how her district leveraged lessons learned from the implementation of a full-time, online virtual school to address a much broader spectrum of student needs.

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The Accountability Push in Virtual Learning
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The 15th edition of Education Week’s annual report on educational technology tackles the shift in the virtual education landscape, where the rise in popularity is intersecting with a call for greater accountability.

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Arthur C. Graesser, a University of Memphis professor of experimental and cognitive psychology, says "you have to be very subtle in smuggling in serious content."
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
State and district officials acknowledge that they face many unknowns about their technological readiness for new online assessments for the standards.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
Assessments should use digital tools not just to gauge core academic expertise, many educators say, but also to measure abstract abilities aligned with the technology skills needed for success in the workplace.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
The "curriculum playlist" concept centers around the idea that content should be unbundled so that users can reassemble it according to their preferences.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
Simulations designed to make students communicate and work with others to solve problems are receiving new attention in K-12 testing, despite questions about cost, reliability, and validity.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
The gap between districts that appear to be well prepared to put digital instruction and assessment in place and those that aren't is significant.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
Teachers are eager for new tools to help students develop into better writers, but critics question the ability of the software to critique writing.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
Assistive technologies for students with autism have progressed with the help of iPads, tablets, and apps that assess learning, social skills, and communication, according to experts.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
The growing use of computer-based assessments is opening the door for all students to tap into accommodations once reserved primarily for students with disabilities.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
Summit High School in Oregon is experimenting with a mix of new technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops that help personalize instruction.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week

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