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Oklahoma Schools Suspend Testing After Same Glitch That Sunk Monday ISTEP+

“School testing came to a halt statewide early Monday because the CTB/McGraw-Hill testing company servers in New Jersey crashed around 9 a.m., state education officials said,” a newspaper wrote Monday morning. It wasn’t an Indiana paper writing this, though — it’s an Oklahoma paper, the Tulsa World: In the last week of Oklahoma’s April testing […]

Several Schools Suspend ISTEP+ For Day After Glitch Slows Online Tests

A "red flag" message on the CTB/McGraw Hill status page for the online ISTEP+ exams on Monday, April 29.

UPDATED, 5:15 p.m. — Multiple Indiana school districts, including Indianapolis Public Schools and South Bend Community Schools, suspended ISTEP+ testing for the day after students experienced problems with the testing website. StateImpact confirmed with representatives at MSD Wayne Township, Brownsburg Community Schools and Culver Community Schools that students there won’t continue testing today. A representative of Fort […]

How YouTube Is Changing The Classroom

Troy Cockrum, an English teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic school on the north side of Indianapolis, helps a student having computer issues. Cockrum "flipped" his classroom this year, and painted the walls of his classroom to reflect the new change.

Some educators think they’ve found a solution to a laundry list of age-old problems teachers have faced in reaching students. So how exactly might putting lecture videos online help students learn?

Will Atari Save Education?

GamePro thinks so. Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell managed to make blinking dots on a screen popular. Why not Spanish class? His new startup Speed to Learn aims to get children learning quicker and better by integrating video game concepts and metrics into educational plans. He claims that his free online Spanish vocabulary learning system Wordplay.com works five […]

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