Technology

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/highered/sfl-college-admissions-tougher-box-031711,0,180424.htmlstory University GPA ACT SAT Florida A&M University 3.03* 20.1 963 Florida Atlantic University 3.3 23.2 1,083 Florida Gulf Coast University 3.35 22.2 1,039 Florida International University 3.7 23.9 1,140 Florida State University 3.9 27.1 1,228 New College of Florida 4.02* 29.1 1,310 University of Central Florida 3.83 26.6 1,237 University of Florida 4.3 29…

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As districts design and remodel school buildings, they are working on a belief that classrooms should mirror the workplaces of today and the future By Katie Ash http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/03/14/25newlook.h32.html?tkn=OZXFAvnL19QeGvd7zPEWaIsxL9izzP8o8P7k&cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1&intc=EW-TC13-ENL   High school students in Irving, Texas, are using a mix of digital tools to learn about sustainable energy in their new “net zero” school building, which…

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As districts design and remodel school buildings, they are working on a belief that classrooms should mirror the workplaces of today and the future http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/03/14/25newlook.h32.html?tkn=OZXFAvnL19QeGvd7zPEWaIsxL9izzP8o8P7k&cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1&intc=EW-TC13-ENL   High school students in Irving, Texas, are using a mix of digital tools to learn about sustainable energy in their new “net zero” school building, which produces as much…

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http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/13/26google.h33.html As part of a potentially explosive lawsuit making its way through federal court, giant online-services provider Google has acknowledged scanning the contents of millions of email messages sent and received by student users of the company’s Apps for Education tool suite for schools. In the suit, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company also faces accusations from plaintiffs…

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http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/03/early-learning-a-prerequisite-for-success-in-the-hispanic-community/ It is no surprise to see a room full of business leaders, but what made the meeting on March 19, different was that the leaders in the room were focused on a different kind of investment: education. Secretary Arne Duncan set the stage for the America’s Greatest Investment: Educating the Future plenary session during the United…

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A six-student team from Cypress Bay High School in Weston won the $5,000 Grand Prize in the 2013 NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest. The Cypress Bay team created a space settlement plan, “Maui,” which was selected for the top award from 592 submissions entered by 1,536 students in 20 countries.   Cypress Bay physics…

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By Alyson Klein http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/05/15/31erate_ep.h32.html?tkn=YLOFNXWzL4q%2BnoYtA2fXzsY1Y7OYf5iOY1p0&cmp=clp-edweek As school districts strive to put more technology into schools to support 1-to-1 computing initiatives and prepare for the common-core online assessments, the federal E-rate program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world. While the program can boast great success since…

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By Alyson Klein http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/05/15/31erate_ep.h32.html?tkn=YLOFNXWzL4q%2BnoYtA2fXzsY1Y7OYf5iOY1p0&cmp=clp-edweek As school districts strive to put more technology into schools to support 1-to-1 computing initiatives and prepare for the common-core online assessments, the federal E-rate program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world. While the program can boast great success…

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Last week, I met with a group of high school students with learning disabilities who attend a dual-enrollment high school/college program atMission Middle College in Santa Clara, California. The program emphasizes the use of technology, including theBookshare accessible library, to help students earn college credit while still in high school. The Mission Middle College educational program is…

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