Sarah Tan

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At Wilcox Academy on N. Broad Street, teacher Shelley Collen photographs Akhai Phoenix with an iPhone as the pre-K student changes a sign from red to green on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Documenting development is part of the state's new early childhood standards that are being implemented in day care centers called Teaching Strategies Gold. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune) No reproduction

Can technology improve preschool? Louisiana teachers are about to find out

Times-Picayune As Louisiana imposes academic standards for preschool education, publicly funded child-care centers around the state are beginning to realize they must wire their buildings and buy more…

at Matas Elementary on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Matas Elementary has to find ways prepare for the computerized PARCC assessment test in the 2014-2015 school year. Without enough computers or wifi capabilities, they are referring to this year as

What’s the upside to tough, new Common Core tests for schools? Throwing out those decade-old computers

Times-Picayune In a hallway at Mildred Harris Elementary School in Bridge City, a student wearing huge headphones sits on the floor, industriously tapping away on a computer tablet.…