iPad project passes test Down Under: so far so good, but test period not over yet and it is difficult to directly assign the growth to the devices. Plus, the kids are only 6 and 7 years old.

LA iPad roll-out hits bumps.  Students discovering ways around security settings.  Tech advocates need to address these issues head-on.  On the other hand, there are always going to be ways students can avoid learning. Kids can still sleep in class.

Shutdown Showdown looms in DC.  Ohio’s Governor John Kasich, a Republican, played a leading role in the 1995-1996 shutdowns.  Now, as Governor, he’s not as interested.

Hot in Cleveland: district hires dozens of new teachers.  Enrollment plus retirements lead to growth. P.S.: My hat’s off to the first-place Browns and the wild-card Indians with this BONUS LINK.

Common Core: guest columnist says it’s working for Kentucky.  A more robust discussion earlier in the process would have helped.  It’s clear that mass adoption of the standards by states back in 2010 ahead of Race To The Top created both an implementation problem for the roll-out and a public perception problem.


Community Learning Centers in Cincinnati being showcased again.  The great work of the Strive Network being highlighted again.