We Are Beacon Academy

Posted by Mervan Osborne on October 3, 2013

 Beacon Academy’s class of 2014 is off to an extraordinary start. The students come from incredibly diverse backgrounds, yet they have quickly developed a remarkable bond. It is obvious that they are joined together by their shared desire for the best education possible.

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Topics: Art, Choosing to Participate, Digital Divide, School Culture, Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Decision-making, Beacon Academy, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

Teachers' Perspectives on the Digital Divide

Posted by Justin Reich on March 7, 2013

The Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project continually delivers fascinating, high-quality research products. Their most recent study of teachers and technology surveyed several thousands teachers involved in Advanced Placement classes and the National Writing Project; they call them "leading edge" teachers. For me, the most interesting part of the report digs deeply into issues of technology and equity. One set of highlights includes these findings:

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Topics: Professional Development, Digital Divide, School Culture, Critical Thinking, Facing Technology


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