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Media specialist reimagines the school library

9/23/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Students at a New Jersey high school not only have access to a physical library that encourages collaboration, but they also have access to a virtual library. In this blog post, educator and media spe… Read More

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Global education news

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Students in England begin to tackle computer coding skills early

9/22/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

English teachers are developing their own lessons around computer programming for students as young as five as part of the new national curriculum. Current challenges include bringing teachers up to s… Read More

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Texas education board affirms state standards for history classes

9/18/2014

  • TexasTribune.org (Austin)

The Texas State Board of Education voted this week to require teachers to stick with the state's curriculum for all history classes instead of using a new curriculum introduced by the College Board fo… Read More

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Online, alternate learning to replace "snow days" in Pa. pilot program

9/22/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • American City Business Journals

Pennsylvania school districts will be able to seek state permission to use "nontraditional educational delivery methods," such as online instruction, for up to five days in which schools are closed be… Read More

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News in international education

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UK's English-language MOOC viewed in 178 countries

9/16/2014

  • BBC

The British Council's first experiment with massive open online courses has been popular with about 100,000 students signing on for an online English-language course. The course, used in 178 countries… Read More

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Conn. school districts install new technology to increase safety

9/21/2014

  • Record-Journal (Meriden, Conn.)

Four Connecticut districts are increasing security at schools by installing card readers, fingerprint scanners and other technology to control access to buildings. The districts have also installed se… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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Wash. state colleges present worst-case scenario budgets if state money slashed

9/23/2014

  • Seattle Times, The

If Washington state legislators were to impose a 15% budget cut on higher education, public college and university presidents say they would have to raise tuition, decrease enrollment and reduce stude… Read More