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Will the Common Core Widen the Digital Divide?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A teacher who trains other teachers on using new media in the classroom says he's concerned the confluence of the Common Core learning standards and a new system for evaluating teachers will widen the digital divide, in effect guaranteeing rudimentary use of new media to drill students on upcoming tests.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Former Inmates Struggle to Learn New Technologies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rip Van Winkle and the digital divide:  rebuilding a life after years in prison in today's high tech world.

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Schoolbook

Parent App: Families in the Digital Age

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A new media professor and author of The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age talks about how parents can manage their children's (and their own) use of digital technology. Join the conversation about the fast-changing world of communication and connection.

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Schoolbook

Two Reports Reveal Persistent Racial Gaps

Friday, September 21, 2012

The latest national studies on the achievement gap show race and poverty adversely affecting many New York City communities despite slow gains in some areas. Catch up on what you may have missed this week in local education news.

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Schoolbook

For Textbooks, Paper Still Trumps Digital

Monday, September 10, 2012

While the number of Americans who read book on an electronic device is rising, the textbook industry remains a paper-based enterprise. A new study says digital textbooks make up just two percent of overall textbook sales in the United States.

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Schoolbook

How to 'Talk Back' to Digital Deluge

Monday, August 06, 2012

More than 40 percent of teens in a recent survey said they felt "addicted" to their cellphones. The founder of Common Sense Media offers advice for parents who want to set boundaries on digital use at home. He says the adults have to model behavior they want children to follow, including taking their own "timeouts" from screens and phones.

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Schoolbook

Students Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Tools

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Students at an education conference said it was time to tear down the wall between their digital lives outside of school and in school, where much access to technology is restricted.

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WNYC News

Landmark Cable Deal to Bring Wi-Fi to 32 Parks

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wi-Fi will be available in 32 public parks within two years as part of a landmark, billion dollar deal struck between the city and cable franchises Time Warner and Cablevision.

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