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Education Domain Blog

Author(s): Susan Patrick

Issue(s): Issues in Practice


John Bailey, Karen Cator, Tim Magner,  Linda Roberts and I discuss the State of Education Today in this archived webinar of their Kickoff Panel for Connected Educators Month.  (Watch the video here.)

“Getting Schooled by a Third Grader,”  an event hosted by the New America Foundation.   (Watch the video here.)


And read:

Q&A with Heather O’Mara: Teacher-student relationship remains vital in online learning

Hechinger Report

In Colorado, a state where just this week there’s been controversy as three foreign-language teachers lost their jobs when their classes moved online, there are differing perspectives on the value of online education and technology’s ever-increasing role in education. Colorado has it all: fully online… (read)

Va to require all high school students take an online class starting with next year’s freshmen

Associated Press

Beginning next year, all high school students in Virginia will have to take some sort of online course in order to graduate. The General Assembly passed the law this year, fueled by the belief that today’s students need the experience of taking coursework online to do well in college and the workforce… (read)

WAY offers online learning alternative to public school


Jessica Cooper was so turned off by all the drugs and the social drama at her Livingston County high school that she finally dropped out during her junior year. “You had to be popular, or in a specific group,” she explained. “It just made me want to be alone.” Soon after she enrolled in the area’s alternative… (read)

Educators embracing technology for e-learning

Aiken Standard | Aiken, SC

The classroom has changed a lot in the last decade or so as technology continues to advance. Educational institutions around the country are embracing technology including Aiken County Schools. From iPads to online learning, Aiken County schools are riding the technology wave. Terry Hallman…