Digital Learning: 20 Indiana schools, including Batesville and South Ripley in the southeast, earn $100,000 DL grants from the state. (Eagle Country)
Pot Tax: in Colorado, pot taxes to fund school buildings. (New Falcon Herald) Poetic justice in making the stoners pay for a new school building, if you ask me.
Tablets: Amplify reboots its ambitious rollout with help from Intel. (Tab Times)
Cleveland: local philanthropic powerhouse The Gund Foundation awards education grants, including one to get an Early College up and running on the city’s west side. (Plain Dealer)
Common Core: research questions textbooks that claim to aligned with CCSS. (EdWeek) My 2nd-grader’s textbooks don’t seem well aligned. There is fine print that links each lesson to a particular standard, but the test material does not match what’s covered in the text very well at all.
BONUS LINK: today in chart history, this was a topper in 1978. Long live the Bee Gees. Hope my friends at SXSWedu enjoy!