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Passport Reading Journeys, a literacy intervention for middle and high schoolers, is getting an overhaul in order to focus more on digital capabilities and states’ beefed up ELA standards.
Although the Common Core State Standards have become a true "brand" recognized by 81 percent of Americans (way up from just 38 percent last year), most people don't favor the idea of teachers using them to guide what's taught. In fact, six out of 10 oppose the idea of teachers using the standards, which are currently being adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia.
In its second year with an InfoSnap cloud-based registration system, Fairview Park City Schools have reduced their paperwork load and started the school year better prepared to help students.
Students entering grades 6-9 in the Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence, MA area recently had an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math concepts as part of a STEM Summer Institute offered by MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.
In a unique business arrangement a North Carolina district is sharing its Common Core curriculum with an education technology company that delivers digital learning resources that work with those materials, thereby expecting to generate up to $150,000 in revenue during the first year of the partnership.
States have just two months to put together proposals for building or expanding preschool programs in order to compete for some of the $250 million the feds are making available in a new Preschool Development Grants program.
The Department of Education has issued a call for feedback on the work of two Institute of Education Science research centers. The centers will use the feedback to plan their future work.
Palm Beach County School District has launched a new procurement solution as part of the school district's New Marketplace initiative.
Canon has unveiled three new all-in-one inkjet photo printers, the Pixma MG7520, the Pixma MG6620 and the Pixma MG5620, new to its line of cloud-connected printers.
While schools have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.
Florida Virtual School has partnered with Grom Social to create Solar Skate, an iOS math game designed to reinforce geometry concepts for students in grades 4-8.
MeetingOne has launched a new version of a product that will let instructors and teaching assistants integrate meetings into existing Blackboard Learn courses.
Riverside Unified School District in California will pilot personalized learning at five schools this fall in an effort to move away from the one-size-fits-all approach to education.
“Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” is based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise.
Nonprofit Digital Promise is donating thousands of tablets, along with specialized PD, to eight middle schools across the country through a Verizon Foundation grant.
Digital badge company Credly is partnering with Pathbrite, in a move that will let users add their Credly achievements to their digital portfolios.
Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers with the help of a $15 million grant from NASA.
Dassault Systèmes has unveiled Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.
The game features more than 100 factual, randomized trivia questions about Mayan archaeology, history and culture.
Channel One News is adding a new searchable education video library focused on helping students locate sources around current events and related topics, such as politics and healthcare.