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January 28, 2019
Memphis parents submit 1,700 school applications online in first hour
That includes Shelby County Schools’ most popular “optional” schools that have academic requirements for admissions and any school that a student is not zoned to attend.
October 3, 2018
‘We do not need to start over,’ educators advise Haslam on TNReady
The report summarizes feedback from educators who met with the governor during his recent statewide "listening tour" to troubleshoot testing problems.
January 25, 2018
New online application for Memphis’ most popular schools goes live Monday
Though parents laud the move to online applications as a significant step toward equity, the time-sensitive nature could still favor students from wealthier families.
December 6, 2017
Inequities of ‘tent city’ would persist online under plan for applying to Memphis’ most popular schools
The mostly first-come, first-serve approach would still challenge parents without digital access or with inflexible schedules.
Teaching with technology
July 12, 2016
Will this digital library be an equity game-changer for Tennessee schools?
Launched by the Tennessee School Boards Association, a new library offers free digital resources for 14 high school courses.
November 23, 2015
Memphis Head Start leaders seek iPad investment for district’s littlest hands
The proposed purchase of 500 iPads for Head Start students would be a first-of-its-kind technology investment for pre-K students in Shelby County Schools.
June 4, 2015
Shelby County Schools moves to online registration
Weary of long registration lines and last-minute enrollees, Tennessee's largest public school district makes the digital switch to address enrollment hassles.
April 5, 2013
Liu's latest education report urges home computers for students
Comptroller John Liu wants the city to help every low-income high school graduate head off to college with his or her own computer. In a new report, Liu — who is also running for mayor — urges the city to partner with technology companies to provide refurbished computers to students who otherwise might not have a computer in college. He also recommends that the city encourage businesses to donate their outdated computer equipment to schools; and expand nonprofit programs that place computers in students' homes and train students to repair their schools' computers. The report on closing the "digital literacy divide" is the latest in a series about how the city can boost the number of its students who graduate from college and contribute to its economy. Altogether, Liu, who is responsible for the city's fiscal stewardship, calls for nearly $40 million a year in new spending on computers and technology programs. (Expanding the student-led computer support program could save the city $15 million a year, according to the report.) The report does not mention mobile technology, which a study released last month by the Pew Internet and American Life Project suggested might be closing the digital divide in some ways.
October 17, 2008
Today’s Do Now: Digital divide alive & well in the city
City students in ##http://www.olpcnews.com/countries/usa/olpc_in_nyc_a_succes_1.html##One Laptop Per Child## pilot show off their XO laptops. Ruben took his Bronx fourth graders to the computer lab to…
September 8, 2008
Call Congress, keep kids connected
Don’t want to wait until November to take a political stand? Besides voting in your local primary tomorrow, consider calling your Member of Congress.
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