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D.C. Favors Centralized, But Flexible Ed-Tech Buying

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:40am
The District of Columbia school system arranged to purchase a blended learning software program, ST Math, through its central office, but left decisions whether to adopt it to individual schools.
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Businesses Build Online Wi-Fi Network in Ga. School District

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:39am
A network of about 50 businesses and facilities in Forsyth County, Ga., are advertising themselves as offering free Wi-Fi to students who are seeking to continue their blended-learning lessons outside school.
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Wi-Fi Hubs on Buses Connect Students in Transit

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:38am
An Arizona school system is one of a number of districts around the country to install Wi-Fi devices on its school buses, with the goal of allowing students to schoolwork during their rides to and from school.
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District Loans Out Wireless Hubs to Bring Students Online

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:38am
The Green Bay, Wisc., district allows students, many of them from poor backgrounds, to check out mobile, wireless hotspots so that they have the Web connectivity to do online assignments.
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Report Summary: Breaking Down Barriers to Blended Learning

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:33am
This report examines some of the most intractable challenges schools face in trying to use technology to improve teaching and learning—and how K-12 systems are attempting to clear those hurdles.
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K-12 Librarians' Roles Shift to Meet Digital Demands

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:33am
A school district in Vancouver, Wash., has recast the duties of librarians to serve as experts in technology and blended learning strategies, capable of training peers on how to use digital tools.
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District Extends Wi-Fi to Students in Public Housing

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:33am
The Kent, Wash., district has set up kiosks with Web connectivity across the community, including public-housing complexes, to help students take part in blended learning away from school.
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Blended Learning Research Yields Limited Results

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:33am
Drawing conclusions about what works in blended learning is difficult, because of the amorphous nature of the term, rapid changes in technology and how it is used, and other factors.
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Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:33am
At the Intrinsic Schools' first permanent campus, located in a former lumberyard in Chicago, students and teachers are working in spaces designed to support blended learning and a mix of individualized and group instruction.
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Districts Weigh Control Over Software Buying

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:33am
School leaders and researchers often disagree about who should have the ultimate decisionmaking authority over buying blended learning software—central district offices, or individual schools?
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Ohio District Creates a Lab for Blended Learning

Education Week - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:33am
In Mentor, Ohio, teachers test out and refine blended learning best practices in the “Catalyst,” a laboratory for educators to observe each other at work.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 13, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 13, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Should Schools Strive for Racial Diversity Among Teachers?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 5:02am
How important is it to have racial diversity among teachers at a school?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Reinvented Ice Cream Sandwich

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:42am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 9 article, “The Ice Cream Sandwich Comes of Age.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Hillary Clinton Announces Her Presidential Campaign

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:31am
How did Hillary Clinton start her presidential campaign?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | abscond

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in nine New York Times articles in the past year.






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Hoping to raise interest in books, public library opens school branch

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 7:17pm
The kindergarten students sat in rows on a rainbow-colored carpet and listened to a story during a visit to their new school library. Then they did a reading cheer — “Read, Baby, Read!” — before they got to go “shopping” for books.Read full article >>






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In a challenged Loudoun County school, a teacher finds her dream job

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:31pm
There were lots of little things that marred the busy day Dawn Blevins had planned for this class of third-graders at Guilford Elementary in Sterling. There was a fight on the playground in the afternoon, which set the stage for a talk on bullying. There was a derailed pencil sharpener, an iPad that went missing and a student who was so antsy he looked as if he might burst.Read full article >>






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Spreading the word, one book at a time

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:27pm
Ageneration before Maria Magallanes was born, her grandfather — who had dropped out of high school to support his family — worked the dusty fields in Colorado during the Great Depression. It was there that he had an epiphany.Read full article >>






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