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49th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll

By Maureen Hance | 09/01/2017 | 0 Comments

PDK released the results of its 49th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools this week. While polls of the public about topics like American education reflect public opinion at one point in time, it is true that this specific poll has a long history and can provide a lot of Read More »

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Your Ideal Messenger Could Be a Teacher

By Colleen Galligan | 08/29/2017 | 2 Comments
Your Ideal Messenger Could Be A Teacher

Let’s say you have a message, brand, or a cause you want to get on the radar screen of people all over the country. The fragmented media landscape makes reaching across demographics, geographies, and interests challenging. Sure, if you can get something to go viral, it can spread like wildfire. But so far no one Read More »

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Beyond the Contract

By Colleen Galligan | 08/28/2017 | 0 Comments
Beyond the Contract

Congratulations, you got the contract! But don’t pop the champagne just yet. For educators, signing a contract with your company is just one of many milestones in a long journey. Educators need vendors who are partners, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them as they champion your product from sales pitch to successful implementation to the next budgeting Read More »

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Curriculum as Reform

By Maureen Hance | 08/25/2017 | 0 Comments

I’m seeing a lot more discussion of curriculum as a key factor in improving student learning. Robert Pondiscio and Checkers Finn at Fordham, Elliot Soloway and Cathie Norris in the Reinventing Curriculum blog published in the T.H.E Journal, and of course E.D. Hirsch. A new policy spotlight from Chiefs for Change—Hiding in Plain Sight: Leveraging Read More »

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Vicki’s Scoops for August 25

By Kristina James | 08/25/2017 | 0 Comments

Well, this has been a busy week to remember for the Snoop! I got scooped as you learned of my retirement at the end of this year, I have started amazing EdNET session planning calls with speakers, we got my sister through a big surgery, and now we are making preparations in advance of Hurricane Read More »

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Vicki’s Scoops for August 18

By Kristina James | 08/18/2017 | 0 Comments

Let’s hear it for the end of another week as we prepare for the weekend. The Snoop has her hair on fire as our team works to bring you the best EdNET ever, but I always have time to gather and share the scoops with you too so please read on for your weekly dose Read More »

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Education Next Poll, Interoperability

By Maureen Hance | 08/18/2017 | 0 Comments

Education Next released its 2017 Poll on School Reform, its 11th annual survey of a representative sample of the American public. The 2017 Education Next survey, conducted in May and June of this year, polled more than 4,200 respondents, including oversamples of parents and teachers. The web site includes an interactive tool that allows users Read More »

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Vicki’s Scoops for August 11

By Kristina James | 08/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Woo hoo, it’s Friday, friends—and I haven’t been this excited about Friday since last Friday! Go check out the scoops I have for you as we end this week…. New roles for colleagues and friends…. While many ed tech startups are comprised of young, eager new faces to the industry, one new startup is bucking Read More »

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FCC Confirmations, Spending for College Course Materials

By Maureen Hance | 08/11/2017 | 0 Comments
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The Federal Communications Commission is up to its full complement of commissioners at last. Before recessing for its summer break, the Senate confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr as two new commissioners. Chairman Ajit Pai, who needs to be reconfirmed before the end of the year, will have to wait until the fall for his Read More »

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Vicki’s Scoops for August 4

By Kristina James | 08/04/2017 | 0 Comments

Here we are, rolling into August—hard to believe. The Snoop is running these days—I hope your week has not been as crazy as mine! Summer is drawing to a close, and here in Texas, many teachers are reporting back to school in the next week or so, with students to follow. I don’t know where Read More »

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Dynamic Learning Project, ESSA Evidence Regs

By Maureen Hance | 08/04/2017 | 0 Comments

Google just doesn’t quit, with a new demonstration of its commitment to the education market, Google and Digital Promise have announced a new partnership—the Dynamic Learning Project—that will address the what the organizations describe as an emerging “second level digital divide” which is created by major differences in the ways teachers and students use technology. Read More »

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Is Email Dead, or Being Reincarnated?

By Colleen Galligan | 08/03/2017 | 0 Comments
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The problem with email is real. For many marketers, email performance is declining. Many wonder, should we just give up on email? Is direct mail back? If email is dead, what is the new workhorse of marketing? From MDR’s perspective, we can say that email marketing as it was originally conceived is a dead-end for Read More »

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Vicki’s Scoops for July 28

By Kristina James | 07/28/2017 | 0 Comments

OK, you heard it here, and some of you will want to thank me. Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day, an international celebration of sysadmins. And we know they deserve the love, right? They keep us up and running, often working their magic at impossible hours. Please thank your System Administrator today—my husband and business Read More »

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Vicki’s Scoops for July 21

By Kristina James | 07/21/2017 | 0 Comments

Whew, this week flew by! But that brings us back to Friday, and that works for the Snoop. How about you? And before you head out, you know the drill….check my scoops! New roles for colleagues and friends…. Anuraj Soni has been appointed as the Global Head of Professional Services for AIM Software, a leader Read More »

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Vicki’s Scoops for July 14

By Kristina James | 07/14/2017 | 0 Comments

It is most definitely July in Houston—not the best time to visit here. “Hot town, summer in the city….” But you know you can count on me for the hot scoops of the week so please read on now…. New roles for colleagues and friends…. The education nonprofit MIND Research Institute’s Board of Directors has Read More »

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Vicki’s Scoops for July 7

By Kristina James | 07/07/2017 | 0 Comments

Happy Friday, everyone. I can remember a time when things slowed down in the summer, but no more, right? Just keep pushing on! But do take a quick look at the scoops I have for you and some EdNET updates before your weekend starts—and when it does, I hope it is a terrific one! New Read More »

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Personalized Learning: A Student-Centered Approach for Learning Success

By Guest Contributor | 06/26/2017 | 0 Comments
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Janet Pittock, Curriculum Director, and Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, Director of Professional Learning – McGraw Hill Education Personalized learning is no longer just a buzzword or a passing fad. In fact, more and more school leaders view the successful implementation of personalized learning programs as top priorities for their classrooms. In a recent survey, 86% of district Read More »

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5 Tips to Help You Get Back to the Education Marketing Basics

By Colleen Galligan | 01/05/2017 | 0 Comments
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In today’s education marketing landscape, it seems like there’s always a “shiny object”—some cool new tool or strategy—clamoring for our attention and bandwidth. While it can be easy to get swept up in every new channel, it’s important to first be certain you are building on a strong foundation of marketing fundamentals.  I know, you’ve Read More »

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