Arlington County public schools are planning to introduce a technology initiative starting next school year that would give every student a tablet.
The rollout, included in Superintendent Patrick K. Murphy’s budget proposal, would begin by giving all second-graders iPads and all sixth-graders Chromebooks in the fall. Two new grades would be added each year.Read full article >>
The students at Kenmoor Middle School in Prince George’s County were about the same age as the young girl in the photo, taken more than 50 years ago.
The picture, along with books and other mementos, sat on a table near E. Dianne Braddock, 69, as she spoke about growing up in the segregated South. But the girl in the photo, dressed in her Sunday best with white-rimmed glasses, a yellow hat and long, white gloves, was not Braddock.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: Guest Post | News Literacy Is Not Optional If You Need to Be Well-Informed
University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers announced Friday he will step down in June 2015 after he finishes his eighth year as leader of the prestigious private institution in Virginia’s capital.Read full article >>
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) accused New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of waging a “war” against children after the mayor announced Thursday that he will rescind approvals for three public charter schools to be located inside traditional public schools.Read full article >>
Let’s take a walk down memory lane, back to the long-forgotten era known as 2012. A high school football stadium in suburban Dallas with an eye-popping price tag — $60 million — opened up that August, drawing quite a bit of attention.Read full article >>
Teaching difficult issues with original historical texts
See how Kelly Rodgers uses primary documents to engage students in civil discussion about the difficult issue of slavery. Her education in the MA Degree program offered by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University strengthened her expertise in the content, and let her develop useful curriculum resources.