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Steps to Modernize E-Rate and Improve Technology in Education

At a time when federal education policy discussions—from ESEA reauthorization and appropriations to waivers and competitive funding—seem stalled, there is one program that is garnering a lot of attention: E-Rate. The attention to E-Rate isn’t new. The Federal Communications Commission, the federal agency that oversees the program, has been engaged in efforts to modernize E-Rate for almost a year....

Posted 2/7/2014 11:05:38 AM

Scaling the School Wall

An excerpt from my Oct. 4, Ed Week blog, Transforming Learning. There are many factors outside the school that affect a child's ability to learn. Our ability to succeed in the classroom can be enhanced by collaborating with community agencies that provide the services that ensure that our children come to school ready to learn. Here are 10 suggestions that might help agencies and schools com...

Posted By Meg Carnes | 10/4/2012 3:37:13 PM

Little Relief in Sight

From Transforming Learning, an Ed Week blog from the Learning First Allicance Today, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) released the latest in its reports examining the impact of the economic recession on schools. The news is not good. The study, "Weathering the Storm: How the Economic Recession Continues to Impact Schools," is the twelfth in a s...

Posted By Meg Carnes | 3/16/2012 11:12:45 AM

Guest Post: Teacher Satisfaction May Impact the Future of Public Education  

By Charles Maranzano, Jr. Superintendent, Hopatcong, New Jersey 
 A report published by Education Week on March 7, 2012, concerns itself with the results of a national survey sponsored by MetLife on the American Teacher. According to the results of this annual survey American teacher job satisfaction is at an alarming low point. Only 44% of teachers nationwide indicate that they are very ...

Posted By Meg Carnes | 3/8/2012 4:30:42 PM

Bringing Hope

More than 40 volunteers spent the first week in December as part of an effort to build a school in the small, mountainous farming community of Constanza, Dominican Republic. Sponsored by Lifetouch, an employee-owned photography company, the volunteers worked alongside Dominican nationals on a variety of projects, including block and concrete work and stucco and paint finishing for school classroom...

Posted By Meg Carnes | 12/7/2011 6:37:45 PM

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