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Technology Updates in the Classroom: Latest Trends in the K-12 Environment

Monday, May 4, 2015

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By Dr. William M. Gillum
Associate Professor in the School of Education, American Public University

The evolution of technology in the classroom is a difficult subject on which to stay abreast for even the savviest technology users. New resources are constantly being developed, and the latest technology platforms are being replaced as quickly as they are released.

Is It Time For Your ‘Careercation’?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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The following post was published on the Knowledge@Wharton website on October 20, 2014.

Burned out from the experience of starting and running two entrepreneurial ventures, David Niu decided he need to recharge. He coined a new word to describe the journey that he, his wife and his 10-month-old would be taking: a ‘careercation.’ During the trip, he interviewed 30 entrepreneurs to gain more insight into his own experience and to try to understand what he wanted to do next.

Sequester Impacts Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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By Conrad Lotze
VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University

The U.S. federal budget sequestration began on March 1 as part of the austerity fiscal policy enacted by the 2011 Budget Control Act. The sequester has drastically limited across-the-board government programs throughout the country, including early childhood education.

Particularly hard hit is Head Start, the federal program that aids low-income preschool children.

Empowering K-12 via County Partnerships

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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By Dr. Conrad Lotze
VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University

American Public University System (APUS) created the Leadership in Learning Partnership (LLP) in partnership with West Virginia schools. Through this partnership, we offer an opportunity for school districts to work with a nationally recognized online university to provide professional development opportunities to their staff members.

Why Educators “Teach to the Test”

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman
Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University

When I am in a social setting and people find out what I do for a living, there is always at least one person who feels the need to ask me why teachers always teach to the test. At this point, my husband always takes a step back and begins eyeing the person who asked the question with pity.

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