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"With students from a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] competitions, this year's Fair will include a specific focus on girls and women who are excelling in STEM and inspiring the next generation with their... 05/20/2014 - 10:42am ago
A recent study examined data on the nearly one-third of public schools that are now classified as rural.
What causes students to leave school? Is it bad experiences such as bullying? Is school a "waste of time"? "The prevailing narrative is one of laziness and boredom. [But] we wanted to understand these young people in a much better way than... 05/20/2014 - 10:21am ago
iPads help teachers avoid the hassle of booking computer rooms, purchasing recording devices, cameras and other communication devices. The devices also have a unique ability to provide "complete freedom of outcome," said Will Strange in... 05/19/2014 - 12:39pm ago
Students in Santa Fe public schools are taking an active role in teacher evaluation. The district collected about 40,000 student surveys that reflected on the "seven Cs" of teaching: caring, consolidating, captivating, clarifying,... 05/19/2014 - 12:20pm ago
Teachers in Asheville, NC, declared victory as the Superior Court ruled to protect tenured educators. Teachers say they will continue fighting to repeal a law that eliminated tenure protections.
A new EdTech startup, Clever, will make student account setup easier for schools. The platform extracts student information from school databases and automatically feeds it into the account set-up systems, according to Xconomy.
The software allows educators to reference, store, manage and visualize information based on location. Thanks to the rise of mobile devices and tech in the classroom, computerized geographic-information systems have become more... 05/19/2014 - 11:07am ago
State schools are buckling down on allowing parents to opt children out of vaccines required for school admittance. Immunization-related groups in CO, OR, WA, CA and VT have worked to close the "convenience loophole" in vaccination laws by... 05/19/2014 - 10:49am ago
Tired of the same old ideas for preventing the “summer slide”? Dig a little deeper with the following seven activities that families can complete together.
BYOD programs, initially controversial, are now are reaping the rewards. The Forsuth County (GA) district--an early BYOD adopter--now has what is considered one of the nation's most successful "bring your own device" programs.
The Chromebook has become one of the top educational tools in the nation, representing a huge success for Google. By November 2013, Chromebooks had accounted for 21 percent of all notebook sales and 8 percent of all computer and tablet... 05/21/2014 - 11:42am ago
As more parents enroll children in these independent schools, the issue of oversight becomes a concern. USA Today posed this question to readers via Twitter and Facebook, and received a number of responses.
States vary widely in terms of their plans for student assessments aligned with the Common Core Standards.
American students were ranked lower in subjects such as science and reading literacy and even lower in mathematics, while students in other parts of the globe ranked much higher.
Once considered an extracurricular activity for geeks, coding increasingly is being seen as both an essential life skill and a potential pathway to becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg.
The end is in sight! As the school year comes to a close, students start to lose interest, and teachers are wracking their brains to find interesting activities and resources.
High-school seniors watch the clock, anticipating the end of their K-12 careers. It's called "senioritis," and it hasn't just become the norm for students--educators are also picking up on the trend, said David and Jack Cahn in the... 05/20/2014 - 12:43pm ago
A low-performing school in Washington, D.C., struggled with test scores and student engagement, until the introduction of music and arts changed everything.
Educators can use social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to enhance communication with the school community.

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