SHORT READ: THURSDAY AUGUST 23

Photo - Two charter schools have received grants to train instructors at Neval Thomas and Kenilworth elementary schools. (Examiner file photo)Charter schools get $1.1m to help DCPS

Washington area public schools are chopping down on paper use

Survey: Many support the use of technology in schools

 

 

Charter schools get $1.1m to help DCPS

The District is giving two charter schools $1.1 million to train teachers and boost student test scores at two lower-achieving DC Public Schools elementary campuses.

Dubbed “anchor schools,” Cesar Chavez and Paul public charter schools will conduct weekly classroom visits and hold monthly workshops for the faculty at Neval Thomas and Kenilworth, both Ward 7 DCPS campuses east of the river.

Washington area public schools are chopping down on paper use
Bellavia said the decision to make the switch was threefold: It saves the schools money by dodging printing costs; it helps the environment by creating less waste; and, most of all, it’s convenient.

Survey: Many support the use of technology in schools
While the majority of those who responded to an online survey say they favor letting high-school students use cellphones, laptops and tablets in school, respondents reported favoring restraint in how students could use the devices. The survey, on the social-networking website SodaHead, found that 41% support allowing students to have cellphones in school as long as they are turned off in class, and respondents were split over whether electronic books should replace traditional textbooks.

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