WQAD 8 – Free iTunes app to provide ‘equity’ for Illinois schools
A group of Illinois educators advocating for changes in the Illinois’ public school system have launched a free iTunes app they say will level the playing field for Illinois public schools.
Read more and view segment: http://wqad.com/2015/08/21/free-itunes-app-to-provide-equity-for-illinois-schools/
Daily Herald – Editorial: For generations at risk, ‘iTunes U’ offers education equality
In the series of stories the Daily Herald published last June under the heading Generations at Risk, 10 years’ worth of numbers showed a distinct correlation between low-income students and low test scores throughout Illinois.
Daily Herald – New teacher resource launched at Dist. 214 ‘a model’
High school teachers across Illinois can now access free curriculum resources through iTunes U and bring additional digital learning experiences to their classrooms.
The State-Journal Register – New system of digital lesson plans, resources available to all Illinois teachers
State educators looking to bring comprehensive changes to Illinois’ public school system announced an initiative Tuesday aimed at improving equity and boosting curriculum.
Press Release: Vision 20/20 joins iTunes U, offering free course content to transform Illinois teaching, learning
Illinois’ leading education group, Vision 20/20, announced today the launch of Vision 20/20 21st Century Learning Center to help transform Illinois teaching and learning by providing high-quality, digital course content on iTunes U for classroom teachers in the four core content areas of mathematics, science, social studies and English language.
Read the full press release: http://illinoisvision2020.org/wp-content/files/Final_iTunesu_press_release_August_18_2015_Smith.pdf