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PBS Kids Launches Child-Friendly Election Website

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:42
PBS Kids has launched a kid-friendly website, PBS Kids You Choose, for ages 6-8 that provides children with relevant, nonpartisan information through interactive exploration and video.

Report Builds Case for Failure in Teacher PD

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 18:07
Districts tend to spend an average of $18,000 per teacher each year on professional development, and up to 10 percent of the school year — as many as 19 school days per year. According to a new report from MDR EdNET Insight, which performs and reports on education research, that adds up to an $18 billion PD market.

EBSCO Launches Content Management System for Libraries

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 15:45
EBSCO Information Services has launched Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries, and Stacks Mobile, a native app for iOS and Android devices.

Flipped Learning Organization Recruits Ambassadors

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:05
An organization launched in June to expand the use of the flipped classroom has selected a sizable group of "ambassadors" to promote the practice in their own communities.

Wyoming State Board of Education Approves New Science Standards

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 13:00
For the first time in 13 years, Wyoming has proposed new science standards for K–12 public schools. The standards are modeled after Next Generation Science Standards, with input from the National Science Teachers Association and public stakeholders.

Duke Energy Powers K–12 Schools with Solar Energy Grants

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 17:00
A new program from North Carolina power company Duke Energy involves a $300,000 investment for up to 10 schools to implement solar photovoltaic systems at their schools and expand renewable energy education.

New NEC LED Displays Designed for Long-Distance Viewing

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 15:15
NEC Display Solutions of America has launched a new line of direct-view LED displays designed to be easily viewed from long distances, making them suitable for outdoor signage on building exteriors and indoors in large auditoriums or lecture halls.

Math for America Commits $2.5 Million to CS4All

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:00
The donation from New York-based Math for America will help train nearly 5,000 surrounding area teachers, as part of a citywide initiative to bring computer science education to all 1.1 million New York City public school students.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:00
Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

Boeing Giving $6 Million in Grants for STEM

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 19:53
Aerospace giant Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology workers, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Stopit App Enrolls 2 Million Students in Time for 'Stop a Bully' Week

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:59
Stopit, an anti-cyberbullying app and risk mitigation platform, has enrolled more than 2 million students this school year, thanks to strategic alliances with several insurance companies worldwide.

Nonprofit Delivers 10 Million Accessible E-Books

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:00
In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.

Turnitin Releases New iPad App

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:51
Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts New Math App for Grades K-2

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:44
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched Go Math! Go, a new iOS app designed to playfully engage young students in interactive math experiences.

Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:40
Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

36 Public Middle Schools to Join Inaugural Boston STEM Week

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:00
During the first week of October, more than 7,000 middle school students will participate in the first Boston STEM Week. The initiative brings hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other organizations to 36 middle schools, with plans to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2020.

Full Release of Minecraft: Education Edition Coming in November

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:26
The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is slated to be released Nov. 1 with new features, including a "Classroom Mode," Nov. 1 will also be the cut-off date for users of the free early access edition.

Data Can Help Schools Confront 'Chronic Absence'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:00
A new report from Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center encourages schools and districts to use their own data to pinpoint ways to take on the challenge of chronic absenteeism.

Observation Platform Adds New Graphing Tool for PD Trendspotting

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 06:40
Edthena has added a new feature to its classroom video observation platform that is designed to enhance the feedback loop it provides for teachers' professional development.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:52
Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.