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Early Test Scores Do Not Future Predict Academic Growth; School Quality Matters More

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:39
Though test scores correlate with high poverty, districts with many economically disadvantaged students often experience growth rates that outpace wealthier districts, according to new research out of Stanford.

The Problems with FERPA and COPPA in 21st Century Learning

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:26
Both of these pieces of legislation address children and their personal information. But it has taken until this year for the FTC and the Department of Education to get together in a public forum to discuss how these regulations intersect and whether they need to be updated.

Virtual and Augmented Reality to Nearly Double Each Year Through 2021

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:34
Spending on augmented and virtual reality will nearly double in 2018, according to a new forecast, growing from $9.1 billion in 2017 to $17.8 billion next year.

$500,000 Grand Challenge Wants Tech Innovations in Deaf Literacy

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:06
Of an estimated 32 million children around the world who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind, four in five lack access to education, and just 2 percent get instruction in sign language. Because early exposure to sign language builds a stronger language foundation, those without it are affected in education, employment and social interaction.

Trends: Phablets to Dominate Smartphone Market

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:45
Phablets will overtake sales of regular smartphones by 2019 and will climb from 611 million shipments this year to 1 billion in 2021, according to a new forecast.

Audible to Give 15,000 Newark Students Fire Tablets

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:52
The students and teachers will receive 7-inch, 8 GB tablets with headphones and a free bundle of more than 150 recommended audiobook titles chosen by Newark educators and Audible employees.

3D Printing Gets 10x Speed-Up with Changes to Print Heads

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:51
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a desktop 3D printer that they say is up to 10 times faster than those currently commercially available.

Legends of Learning Launching 300+ Elementary Science Games

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:27
An education game maker expects to release a deluge of new education games for grades 3-5 this winter.

Common Core Qualities Live on in State Replacements

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:40
While the Common Core State Standards may have suffered the ignominy of being tossed out by nearly half of the states that originally adopted them, a review of replacement learning standards has established that in most places Common Core characteristics have remained in place.

zSpace Teams with Mimbus to Bring Augmented Reality to Welding Students

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:04
zSpace, a provider of augmented reality tools for education, has partnered with Mimbus to offer vocational and technical students a new way to practice welding techniques.

Partnerships Help Milwaukee Schools Address ESSA

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:51
Partnerships with national service programs such as AmeriCorps are at the heart of success for Milwaukee Public Schools. Such collaborations can help districts implement plans for evidence-based school improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA requires evidence-based interventions to improve low-performing schools — those that fail to graduate a third or more of their students.

Arcademics Cup Pits Students Against Clock in Online Math Challenge

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:39
How good are your students at solving multiplication problems? You can find out by entering them in the upcoming Arcademics Cup. That takes place online, is free to enter and includes prizes like trophies, pizza parties, tablets and subscriptions to the company's education games.

Long-Term Broadband Goals Still on Far Horizon for Most Districts

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:25
Funding continues to be the biggest barrier for districts in their efforts to increase connectivity, in particular monthly recurring costs.

Motivation a Major Factor in U.S. Student Test Performance

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 13:09
A new report finds that bribery substantially boosts U.S. student performance on standardized tests, leading researchers to conclude that lack of motivation, not just lack of ability, has contributed to the United States' middling standings in international rankings based on standardized test scores.

California Schools Tackle Achievement Gaps of Largest Demographic in State: Latino Students

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:30
While educational outcomes for Latino students have improved in recent decades, according to a new report from the Education Trust - West, there's still plenty of room for progress.