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Funding models for state-sponsored virtual schools vary widely, but e-learning experts are trying to identify what works best.
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In an interview with Education Week, Sal Khan addresses the "flipped classroom," customized learning, and the road ahead for teachers.
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New statistics show that students with disabilities and black students are most likely to be restrained or isolated in school.
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Report on Necessity of Restraints Is 'Reckless,' Advocates Say
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S.D. Governor Signs Bill on Teacher Bonuses
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(March 13, 2012, District Dossier Blog)
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(March 14, 2012, Rick Hess Straight Up Blog)
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March 15, 2012
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Students use technology to customize many aspects of their lives, and schools are now finding technology can also help teachers customize, or differentiate, instruction for each student. This allows teachers to be more efficient in collecting data about how a student is learning and can permit a student to access information in ways that are best suited to their individual strengths and weaknesses. Register now.
1. Bridging Differences Blog: Why Are Teachers So Upset?

2. Parent, Community Groups Pressed to Fill K-12 Budget Gaps

3. Finding Common Ground Blog: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: The Issue of Retention

4. End-Game Remains on N.Y. State Teacher Evaluations

5. Data Reveal Disparities in Schools' Use of Restraints
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