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September 18
2017
Equity of Opportunity and Baltimore County Public Schools
“An equitable system does not treat all students in a standardized way, but differentiates instruction, services, and resources to respond effectively to the diverse needs of students, so that each student can develop his or her full academic and societal potential.” —Learning Policy Institute

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11/16/2016

College and career readiness has become a primary component of the national education agenda. Across the country, schools and districts define their success, in part, by equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in higher education, on the job and in life. But what does…

11/10/2016

Data-driven digital curriculum makes the difference. "Blended learning," a combination of traditional and online learning, is undeniably on the rise. The Education and Workforce Committee estimates that 70 percent of school districts now offer blended learning, and the Clayton…

11/08/2016

Discover the key to unlocking more effective blended learning. The terms individualized learning and personalized learning are often used interchangeably to describe the student-teacher collaboration that has become the 21st century classroom. While these terms are related and share some…

10/31/2016

Technology has made differentiating instruction and personalizing learning easier than it’s ever been. But technology is just the delivery mechanism. Effective personalized learning takes more than technology; it requires: A unified vision for use and expected results A well-defined…

09/08/2016

Only half of students in Grades 5 – 12 are engaged in school, according to a 2015 Gallup Student Poll of nearly 1 million students. As students advance through middle school and high school, their engagement in coursework — and their hope in the future — drops significantly, bottoming out in…

07/05/2016

There’s no question that 21st century Out-of-School Time (OST) programs for youth are being redefined as much more than simply showing up for study hall and playing games. This is in part thanks to the rising wave of the “third learning space” — places where students learn in ways not bound by…

06/14/2016

Seventy-five percent of high school graduates are not prepared for college. This alarming statistic and other implications can be found in the latest College Readiness infographic. Heading off to college unprepared for rigorous course requirements often means taking (and paying for) remedial…

06/03/2016

Adaptive remediation is now integrated into Apex Learning Tutorials, providing an additional level of personalized learning to improve exam scores, increase course pass rates, and ensure college readiness. Current Apex Learning clients who already use Tutorials have been automatically upgraded…

04/25/2016

The ComputED Gazette has announced the winners of its 22nd Annual Best Educational Software Awards. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs (including apps for iPad and Android) and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.…

04/05/2016

Although we have a tendency to think about virtual learning as a way to personalize learning for students in school, it can be a lifesaver for those students whose lives are turned upside down, outside of school. "Honey" (not her real name) was just such a student. Honey was caught in…