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Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Public schools now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. And nearly three-fourths of high school students now say they regularly use a smartphone or tablet in the classroom.

But a mountain of evidence indicates that teachers have been painfully slow to transform the ways they teach, despite that massive influx of new technology into their classrooms.

Social Media Hazards and Tips for Teachers

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University

Social media continues to play a significant part in many people’s lives, including those of teachers, students, and families. Recent statistics on social media users indicate that 74 percent of online adults use social networking sites as of January 2014 (Pew Resesarch Center, n.d.), with the majority of those using Facebook.

2 Va. elementary schools earn national distinction

Friday, December 12, 2014

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia elementary schools are being recognized for their achievements.

The state Department of Education says Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington County and High Point Elementary in Washington County have been named as Virginia’s two 2014-2015 National Title I Distinguished Schools.

Representatives from the schools will be recognized by the National Association of State Title I Directors during the organization’s annual conference in February in Salt Lake City.

Encore U: It’s Never Too Late To Go To College

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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Here is a figure that may stun you: The number of Americans who are 55 and older will grow to 112 million by 2030, according to the United States Census Bureau. That is an increase from 76 million today. Viewed another way, the population of Americans age 55 and older will double in the next 25 years.

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