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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.

Can reading comprehension be taught?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Willingham is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of several books, including “Why Don’t Students Like School? and “When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education.” This appeared on his Science and Education blog. Willingham started teaching at U-Va., in 1992, when his research focused on the brain basis of learning and memory.

Virginia, four other states to remain exempt from No Child Left Behind

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Virginia and four other states will remain exempt from the key parts of No Child Left Behind for up to four years, freeing them from the most onerous requirements of the main federal education law that left many schools facing sanctions.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Tuesday that the states — the others are Kentucky, Minnesota, New Mexico and North Carolina — were approved for waivers under a fast-track process.

And now, online preschool classes. Really.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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It was only a matter of time. Online school classes for toddlers and preschoolers are here.

VINCI Education is offering what it calls a “groundbreaking virtual school” for youngsters, which was featured by by Dr. Gadget, the nationally recognized TV and radio personality, on CBS’s “The Talk” late last month.

VINCI Education, according to its Web site,”is a pioneer in providing Blended Learning Curriculum, Assessment Tools and Data Analytics for the Early Childhood Education.”

W.Va. ed leaders urge citizen involvement

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education leaders are launching a call to action encouraging citizens to support the state’s education reform efforts.

The West Virginia Board of Education and state schools Superintendent Michael Martirano sent out the call to action Wednesday after a board meeting in Charleston.

West Virginians are being asked to get involved, be informed and support the efforts designed to improve student achievement.

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