Week of: November 26, 2007
- Keeping Pace 2007
According to the 4th Annual Keeping Pace report, 42 states have significant supplemental online learning programs or significant full-time programs or both, up from 38 state in 2006.
- Are Virtual Labs Good Enough?
According to the College Board, AP science courses that provide only virtual lab experience, by definition, are not meeting the requirement of offering college-level curriculum experiences.
- VA Plans for Career and Technical Academies
Virginia is planning to open six Governor's Career and Technical Academies next fall, designed to prepare students to start work in technical fields directly after graduation.
- D.C. Classrooms Get Computers
Every classroom in the Washington, D.C. school system will be equipped with a new desktop computer by February of 2008.
- Researchers Create Virtual Teacher
Researchers in New Zealand have created a virtual teacher who can respond to a distant student's emotional states.