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California's higher-education system is headed for a "state of emergency" that requires drastic measures to insure access to college for future generations, a new report says.
Eighth grader Amy DeGeest thumbs through a large manila folder, pausing at highlights. There are notes from her oral report on Rome, the text of a speech she gave to her class, a project on World War II, a poem.
The tool Robertson is using to teach her foreign-language class at Lincoln High School won't be available in schools for some time. But its developers at the International Business Machines Corporation's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., believe this technology will one day revolutionize education. The tool--known as EduPort--allows teachers to fetch on demand a wide range of educational materials not typically available at schools. The faculty at Lincoln--Nebraska's largest high school--is the first to test EduPort in a school setting.
I began a new career this year, leaving a high school principalship to teach educational leadership at a state university.
The first time I ever saw the word masturbation in print was when I was a junior in college. I read it in a chapter on Freud in my abnormal-psychology textbook.
The "Scaling Up" series that has appeared in these pages over the last several months reports on the great difficulties involved in replicating and extending the good work of exceptional schools. "Going to scale is one of the killer issues now facing us," we read in the Dec. 14 issue. A Nov. 2 subhead tells us: "Educators have learned how to create good schools. Now, they're struggling to make them a reality for every student."
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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