T.H.E. Journal News

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CARES Act 2: Larger, Fairer — and Still Insufficient

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:14
While the Biden administration has begun pushing for the next recovery package, educators are still sorting out the details of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, also known as "CARES Act 2."

Library of Congress Finishes Digitizing of Presidential Collections

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 15:56
The world's largest library, the Library of Congress, has finished digitization of the collections of papers from 23 early presidents, from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge. The work has taken nearly two decades of effort, and the results — 3.3 million images — are openly available online.

SEL Platform Gets Funding to Expand Nationwide

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 18:57
A company that produces a tech-powered social-emotional learning solution will be expanding its distribution, after a thousand students have used it in Minnesota. EmpowerU has received $1 million in seed funding to take its program nationwide, for licensing by middle schools, high schools and colleges.

LEGO Ed Intros New STEAM Sets for K–8

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 18:53
LEGO Education has introduced new sets of LEGOs to help students in K-8 learn physical science. BricQ Motion allows students to explore concepts in forces and motion, using sports such as skiing, gymnastics and racing.

OpenSciEd Releases Latest Free Middle School Science Unit

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 18:47
Nonprofit OpenSciEd has released new hands-on learning content for eighth-grade science. The latest unit covers "forces at distance" with 12 lessons for 30 days of classes.

Occupancy County Program Reaches into Ed Settings

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:51
BlueZoo's BlueFox Count uses sensors to continuously count probes from mobile phones to measure how many people are visiting a space in real-time.