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Tech. Tools for Managing Schools Face Stagnant Market

Education Week - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:49am
Purchases of technologies that help power districts' administrative and operational functions have lagged, although some observers predict a rebound in the near future.
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Ed-Tech Market Dealmaking Fueled by Data Use

Education Week - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:49am
The "return on education" investment concept moves toward center stage as measuring the impact of ed-tech products and services becomes more sophisticated.
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Jane Swift: Understanding Educators' 'Pain Points'

Education Week - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:49am
The CEO of Middlebury Interactive Languages says business leaders should develop a deep appreciation for the challenges teachers face
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Virtual Education Seeing Rising Enrollments, Revenues

Education Week - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:49am
Schools are turning to online courses to protect district revenues, build blended learning curricula, and prepare students to succeed in a digital world.
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Major Policy Shifts, Economic Forces Shape the Ed-Tech Market

Education Week - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:49am
Common-core standards and assessments and healthier local and state budgets are fueling spending by K-12 schools in the multibillion-dollar market for educational technology.
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K-12 District Leaders Evolving Into Smarter Ed-Tech Consumers

Education Week - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:49am
A series of nascent efforts in schools and districts is underway to help administrators take a more discerning approach when purchasing products and services
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Ed-Tech Vendors See Hurdles in the K-12 Marketplace

Education Week - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:49am
Companies trying to sell ed-tech products to school districts often face significant barriers, including arcane purchasing systems and difficulty reaching decision makers
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Digital Content Providers Ride Wave of Rising Revenues

Education Week - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:49am
Online instructional content remains the largest slice of the growing educational technology market, even in a challenging economic climate for K-12 school districts.
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The Learning Network: What Are Your Experiences With Internet-Based Urban Legends?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:41am
How do scary stories and urban legends find audiences online?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, June 9, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:42am
Can animals can have a tangible effect on children’s health and well-being?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Social Media Celebrities Meet Their Biggest Fans

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:36am
What are events like DigiFest NYC and how are they changing how fans and Internet celebrities interact?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | scintilla

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Working Life: Brooklyn College Graduates Step In to Depressing Job Market

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 10:05pm
Jelani Thomas is entering the work force with a brand-new bachelor’s degree and plenty of hope. The sluggish economic recovery, however, is making it hard for him to see his next move.
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Examples of how Common Core has changed test questions in Mississippi

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 6:08pm

Mississippi, which historically ranks among the lowest-scoring states on achievement  tests administered by the federal government, adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010.  The state slowly phased in the standards until the current school year, and now all Mississippi students are being taught to the new standards. They will take new standardized tests based on the Common Core in spring 2015.

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Arlington cracks down on carwash fundraisers

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 4:55pm

The Boy Scouts from Troop 162 in Arlington wanted to raise money for a week-long canoe trip this summer, so they planned to host two carwashes in a church parking lot.

But before they could break out their sponges, buckets and posters, Scoutmaster Michael Ingles heard about new restrictions on charity carwashes at the county’s schools. He looked into the regulations and found something that surprised him: “The only carwash you can do is your own carwash in front of your house,” he said.

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Rift Deepens in Britain Over Claims of School Infiltration Plot by Islamic Extremists

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 2:23pm
A dispute over how to combat the threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in British schools has provoked a political crisis, prompting a public apology and a resignation.






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Mathews: A startling waste of precious classroom time

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 1:49pm

Lucia and Ignacia Barajas are sisters who attend Compton High School in southern Los Angeles County. They want an education, but their school seems unable to give them enough time to get one.

During the 2011-2012 school year, Lucia’s biology teacher went on maternity leave. For two months there were nothing but short-term substitutes in the class, most staying only a few days. In the fall 2013 semester, Ignacia’s American history class had more than 10 substitute teachers, and some days none at all. The restless students waited outside the door until they were sent to the library or another classroom.

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Briefly: International Education: Open Letter to China Leader Criticizes June 4 Detentions

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:04pm
Education news briefs selected by editors of The International New York Times.






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International Education: Rising Tuition Pushes British Students to U.S.

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:03pm
With rising tuition costs at home, more low- and middle-income Britons are enrolling at American universities.






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International Education: For U.S. Colleges, a Drive to Retain Foreign Students

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:01pm
The number of those leaving without a degree appears to be on the rise.






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