TALKING TECH IN TEXAS: Alliance President Stresses Importance of Digital Learning in Testimony Before Texas Joint Interim Committee ArticleOctober 01, 2012
On September 24, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, testified before the Texas Joint Interim Committee to Study the Public School Finance System on how digital learning and the effective use of technology can play a part in helping drive better learning for all students in Texas, regardless of their geography or socioeconomic status.
Dropout recovery programs are gaining traction and attention in the Southwest as several flagship “back-on-track” initiatives find success through an innovative educational structure that allows students to obtain a high school diploma while taking college courses to prepare for their future, a new First Focus report details.
PREPARING ALL TEACHERS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS: New Report Identifies Promising Practices With ELL Students That General Education Teachers Can Employ ArticleMay 14, 2012
Noting that an estimated 25 percent of children in the United States are from immigrant families and live in households where a language other than English is spoken, a new report from the Center for American Progress offers promising practices that all teachers can employ when working with these students.
LET’S GET DIGITAL: First-Ever National Digital Learning Day Attracts Participation from Thirty-Nine States, 19,000 Teachers, and 1.7 Million Students ArticleFebruary 06, 2012
On February 1, thirty-nine states, 19,000 teachers, and 1.7 million students participated in the first-ever Digital Learning Day.
Thirty-five States and DC Committed to Celebrate Digital Learning Day: States Pledge Support for National Awareness Campaign Highlighting Technology’s Role in School Reform and Strengthening Instructional Practices ArticleJanuary 09, 2012
To date, more two-thirds, or thirty-five, of the fifty states, plus the District of Columbia, have signed up as partners in support of the first-ever national Digital Learning Day taking place on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Digital Learning and Future Ready Schools, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Teachers and School Leaders, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming