USA Today natl education & demographics writer. Author of THE GAME BELIEVES IN YOU: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter (out 4/21/15) gtoppo@usatoday.com

Dallas nurse is Ebola free: 'I feel fortunate and blessed'

ksdk.com — The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus and was discharged on Friday, the NIH says. Nina Pham appeared outside the hospital shortly before noon on Friday at a briefing on her treatment, saying, "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today."

Dallas nurse Ebola-free

ksdk.com — The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus and was being discharged on Friday, the NIH says. Nina Pham appeared outside the hospital shortly before noon on Friday at a briefing on her treatment, saying, "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today."

NIH: Dallas nurse Ebola-free, will be released

usatoday.com — The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus, the NIH says. Nina Pham was admitted to the NIH hospital on Oct. 16. Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/1woJsBi

Classroom technology can make learning more dangerous, and that’s a good thing

hechingerreport.org — Steve Jobs once called the personal computer "a bicycle for our minds," a tool that helps us go farther with the same amount of energy. But for many teachers, it has been a bumpy ride. Educators have long held new technology at arm's length, and probably for good reason: For more than a century, they ...

How technology can make learning more dangerous.

slate.com — This piece was adapted from The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, out in April from Palgrave Macmillan. Steve Jobs once called the personal computer "a bicycle for our minds," a tool that helps us go farther with the same amount of energy. But...

Ebola nurse Pham in 'fair condition' at DC-area hospital

usatoday.com — Nina Pham, the first nurse to test positive for Ebola at a Dallas hospital, was listed in "fair" condition Friday and "resting comfortably" at a state-of-the-art facility at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland where she was transferred just before midnight.

Apologies, vows to "do better" in Ebola crisis

usatoday.com — Several people in the midst of the Ebola crisis have apologized for mistakes and missteps: Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Apologized on Monday for suggesting over the weekend that Dallas nurse Nina Pham, 29, was to blame for her infection.

Study: Kids likelier to take ADHD drugs in school year

usatoday.com — After a decade of education reform, U.S. public schools are refocused on basic academics and the needs of low-income and minority students. Could that transformation be leading more kids to take medication to pay attention in class?

'How We Got to Now': Unsung history of the modern world

usatoday.com — If you believe history is all about kings, queens, presidents and military generals, you've clearly never heard of Ellis Chesbrough, the railroad engineer who in the 1850s lifted Chicago onto jackscrews to make room for a sewer system. How about the legendary Capt.

Teachers schooled in video game 101

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION THE place where the video game was invented more than 50 years ago now wants to teach teachers, entrepreneurs and students how to design educational games for the learning -- hoping for a new kind of classroom tech tool.
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She's hardly "Typhoid Mary," people ... Maine state police dispatched to back nurse's quarantine usat.ly/1u6UAVJ via @usatoday #ebola

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Hagel orders quarantine for U.S. troops returning from West Africa usat.ly/1wDcgpM via @usatoday #ebola

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