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Weekly Round-Up of Education News

Here is today’s round-up of education & ed-tech news. Some interesting stories going on out there.

Hawaii plans a virtual commencement ceremony for online students.
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Technology advances nursing education.
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‘Celling’ technology in the classroom.
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Some W. Va. schools closing the book on laptops
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Weekly Round-Up: Education News

First off, sorry for the lack of updates.  Between being snowed out of New York City thanks to the Christmas 2010 blizzard and blogging for Roots & Wings International, I’ve been quite busy. School just started back up last week, also, but enough with the excuses, let’s look at those headlines!

Florida Students Aren’t Doing So Well In Science:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20110131/NEWS/101315034/1001/BUSINESS?Title=Student-Science-Scores-Cause-Concern

A Look At Apps (No, Not Appetizers) In The Classroom:

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2011/01/31/apps_in_the_classroom/

At Davos, Bill Gates Speaks Up About Ed-Tech:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/41314047

Woman Falsifies Address, Goes To Jail, All To Get Kids Into Better School:

http://blogs.ajc.com/momania/2011/01/31/how-far-would-you-go-for-the-best-education-for-your-child/?cxntfid=blogs_momania

Google Donates To Make India’s Schools Better:

http://www.thehindu.com/education/article1142902.ece

Should Parents Be The Ones Getting Graded?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/teachers/bill-requires-teachers-to-grad.html



Weekly Round-up: Education News

New “international” university to be built in Haiti:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/new-university-to-rise-in_b_790184.html

Education Summit in D.C. Has Tech on the Brain:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/01/education-summit-in-dc-st_n_790802.html

Online education up 30% at Nebraska University:

http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/article_4f91d9ca-37af-5bc8-9715-5175f65a4342.html

Verizon’s New Holiday Feature? Free Educational Resources Website:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/verizon-thinkfinity-provides-free-educational-resources-and-activities-to-keep-students-learning-through-the-holiday-season-111199889.html