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Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2016
The 2016 edition of "Education Week's" long-¬≠running "Technology Counts" report combines in-depth reporting and insight from an original national survey to reveal teachers' confidence levels in ed tech, how teachers approach integrating technology into the classroom, and decision-making behind tech products. Contents include:…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teacher Surveys
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2011
Real-time classroom simulations like TeachME, a University of Central Florida project, offer promise for a host of teacher-training applications. Through them, candidates could learn to work with different groups of students, or practice a discrete skill such as classroom management. Most of all, such simulations give teachers in training the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Student Teaching
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2007
A growing number of educators are restoring the study of the ancient text in public schools, where it enjoyed a revered place in the curriculum starting in Colonial times and was still widely used through the first half of the 20th century. The legal challenges to religious content and ritual in public schools began with prohibitions in the late…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Biblical Literature, Religion Studies, High Schools
Tomassini, Jason – Education Week, 2012
During the first-ever Digital Learning Day, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission chief Julius Genachowski unveiled an ambitious plan earlier this year to get schools to switch from print to digital textbooks by 2017. Dubbed the Digital Textbook Playbook, it's a recommendation for how schools could transform…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Cost Effectiveness, Technology Integration
Education Week, 2010
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation this month promoting the growth of virtual schools. The new law requires the state to develop policies for approving and monitoring a wide array of private and nonprofit online education providers. The legislative action in Virginia is the most recent major policy move by a state to expand the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Online Courses
Bushweller, Kevin, Ed. – Education Week, 2010
This special report, the second in a three-part series on e-learning, aims to answer questions related to the growing role of e-educators in K-12 education. It provides perspectives and advice from state policymakers and virtual school providers navigating through the new and often murky policy waters of online-only education, and features…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Virtual Classrooms
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2010
States are pushing ahead with efforts to make sweeping changes to education policy through the Race to the Top program, despite some of them having seen individual schools and districts back out of the process because of concerns over the time and money required to make those plans a reality. The Obama administration has envisioned Race to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Academic Standards, Educational Innovation, Competition
Quillen, Ian – Education Week, 2010
Online-learning advocates are calling a new report that recommends ten major policy steps states and districts need to take to use digital technologies to improve schools. With two former governors leading the promotion of "Digital Learning Now"--the first document released by the Digital Learning Council since former state chief…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Unions, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
Education Week, 2011
This special report, the final installment of a three-part series on e-learning, examines how schools are working to create high-quality digital curricula and online courses. It covers the influence the common-core standards are likely to have on building the online curricula of the future, the growing emphasis on teaching social skills to virtual…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Curriculum Development
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2008
This article reports on how the compromise hammered out in Florida recently over the treatment of evolution in the state's science classrooms is winning praise from scientists and educators. The new science standards will refer to evolution as the "scientific theory of evolution." These changes will replace more-general language in the…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Education, Academic Standards, Public Education
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2013
Should all students take Algebra 2? Florida seemed to say "no" this spring with the passage of a law striking it from graduation requirements. Texas said much the same in legislation Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed this week that also backs away from Algebra 2 for all. Those steps come as the Common Core State Standards for math set…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, State Standards, Experiential Learning, Algebra
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2008
With a total price tag pushing $10 billion, Florida's "class-size-reduction mandate"--the nation's toughest--is under fire, as school districts call on lawmakers to weaken the 2002 constitutional requirement before it is fully phased in later this year. Starting with the 2008-09 school year, individual districts must meet new size caps…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Taxes, Educational Finance, School Districts
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2012
Before awarding waivers from core tenets of the No Child Left Behind Act to 11 states, the U.S. Department of Education ordered changes to address a significant weakness in most states' proposals: how they would hold schools accountable for groups of students deemed academically at risk, particularly those in special education or learning English.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Educational Improvement, Accountability
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2008
More than 400 educators in the Miami-Dade County, Florida, school system take part in a professional-development and curriculum program that attempts to build students' science knowledge while also helping them master English. Developed by researchers at the University of Miami, the Promoting Science among English Language Learners program…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Skills, Teacher Characteristics
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2009
As Florida school districts scramble to meet a looming state mandate to offer full-time online instruction for K-8 students, and as high school enrollments in such courses continue to climb, lawmakers are mulling restrictions and budget cuts for the state's nationally known virtual school. Together, online-learning advocates say, the growing…
Descriptors: High Schools, Class Size, School Districts, Electronic Learning
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