ISD #294 in Houston, MN, began experimenting with online education to better serve students in its alternative learning center and found a way to fuel enrollment growth. Today, the districtâ€™s Minnesota Virtual Academy (K-8) and Minnesota Center of Online Learning (9-12) serve more than 700 students statewide.
Teachers are the first audience to gain access to Arizonaâ€™s new Integrated Data to Enhance Arizona's Learning (IDEAL) portal. By next school year the state expects to have 50,000 state teachers, 1 million students and their families linked through IDEAL creating one virtual statewide campus.
According to a new report from Wayne State University, if Michigan hopes to retain its competitive edge in the 21st Century knowledge economy, it needs to cast off the â€œanchors of attitude, archaic laws and public policies and beliefsâ€ that bind it to 20th-Century education models. Read more.
Nicholas Negroponte detailed the specs for an under $100 laptop, including a windup crank attached to the side of the machines that will provide power. Brazil, China, Thailand, Egypt and South Africa are interested in obtaining the PCs for their nationsâ€™ children, as is Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Assistive technology — devices that aid people with visual, hearing, learning and other physical disabilities — is becoming a big business. For some individuals, the right assistive technology spells independence and an improved quality of life. Learn about the newest developments.