SXSWedu Kicks Off Today


Today marks the first day of SXSWedu in Austin, and although we can’t be at the conference this year, we’re thrilled to hear about all the latest news and announcements coming out of the education conference that brings together teachers, Continue reading

The Learning Accelerator Receives $750,000 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Learning Accelerator

It’s no $103 million, but the new nonprofit organization The Learning Accelerator, which supports the implementation of blended learning in school districts, announced this week that they have landed a cool $750,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Continue reading

Prop 30 Passes: Good News for California Educators & Students

Prop 30

Yesterday, California voters decided whether or not our state would raise taxes over the next seven years in order to fund education in California. Proposition 30, the tax measure proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, raises the state sales tax by Continue reading

Guest Post: In Terms of Tablet Use, Schools Are Most Interested In Price


We’ve talked about the use of the iPad Mini in education, and today’s guest blogger Lenore Holditch discusses its price points and what it means for schools and districts choosing tablets. Lenore is a freelance writer and blogger who has Continue reading

Schools in Hurricane Sandy’s Path Remain Closed Today


To those Eastern Seaboard students who neglected to finish your weekend homework, you’ve got one more day to get it done. Superintendents of districts in Hurricane Sandy’s path announced that schools will remain closed Tuesday. These closures affect the New Continue reading