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Looking Forward, A Call to Serve

By Victoria Diaz From The PioLog Op-Ed contributor Growing up, I wanted to escape. As the biracial daughter of divorced, immigrant parents growing up in Oakland, California, life was far from perfect. Because I performed well academically, I saw education as my way out. By the time I got to high school, I’d attended several more »

Blended Learning Gaining Steam

By Mary Stone From Twin Falls Times-News December 1, 2014 LEWISTON • Educators in many Idaho school districts say bringing the Internet into the classroom is giving students and teachers a boost.Such “blended learning” combines tradition with technology, using tablets that provide video lectures. Theresa Carter trains teachers through the Boise-based Idaho Digital Learning Academy, a more »

Reading Is About More Than ‘Evidence’

By Mia Hood From Education Week October 1, 2014 “But what does the evidence say?” It was an unusually hot spring day on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and I was visiting a class of 8th graders who had organized themselves into book clubs. The club meetings that day overflowed into the hallway outside more »