Daily Spotlight on Education 06/16/2009

  • So, Microsoft suspends selling their Microsoft Money product that I've used faithfully and enjoyed these many years. Is Microsoft saying goodbye to Money? We keep seeing companies get rid of unprofitable ventures - what is next?

    tags: education

  • High stakes testing could have pushed some schools in Georgia to high stakes cheating. There are more than these 4 that many are calling suspicious with meteoric rises in scores from some schools that I and others personally know are not getting the job done with the content they are teaching for students.

    Warning to parents: Beware of test scores - they can be manipulated. Look at your child and use your common sense as to whether they are receiving a good education.

    tags: education, learning, testing, crct, edu_news

  • From the Committee on Education and Labor here in the US. Mark your calendars! This is June 16 at 10 am EDT.

    "WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 16 to examine how technology and innovative education tools are transforming and improving education in America.

    Immediately following the hearing, members of the media are invited to attend an education technology demonstration where they can have hands-on experience using cutting-edge education technology products.

    WHAT: Hearing on “The Future of Learning: How Technology is Transforming Public Schools”

    WHO: Jennifer Bergland, chief technology officer, Bryan Independent School District, Bryan, TX

    Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer, White House Office for Science and Technology

    Dr. Wayne Hartschuh, executive director, Delaware Center for Educational Technology, Dover, DE

    Scott Kinney, vice president, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD

    John McAuliffe, general manager, Educate Online Learning, LLC, Baltimore, MD

    Lisa Short, science teacher, Gaithersburg Middle School, Montgomery County Public Schools, Gaithersburg, MD

    Abel Real, student, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    10:00 a.m., EDT

    WHERE: House Education and Labor Committee Hearing Room

    2175 Rayburn House Office Building

    Washington, D.C.

    **Note: This hearing will be webcast live from the Education and Labor Committee website. You can access the webcast when the hearing begins at 10:00 am EDT from http://edlabor.house.gov**"

    tags: education, learning, technology, edu_news

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