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Despite teachers asking to cancel tests their students will most likely fail, the state is making students take them anyway. Oregon's teacher union estimated 35 to 40 percent of students will pass these new tests, but Schools Chief Rob... 05/15/2014 - 11:49am ago
Get your emojis ready! Teachers around the country are now sending texts to high school seniors to keep them on track for college, reports Education Week. West Virginia launched a pilot program this year alerting students about deadlines... 05/15/2014 - 12:26pm ago
A new youth-focused website, MakeYourJob.org, offers free, game-like training and resources to help students turn their interests into summer businesses. Anyone between the ages of 14 and 19 can sign up and be guided through a business... 05/15/2014 - 3:59pm ago
Worried about budget cuts? The good news: Many key things educators can do to prepare students for the future don't necessarily cost money, says columnist Tim Elmore from the Huffington Post. The bad news: Teachers must commit to paying... 05/15/2014 - 4:23pm ago
By monitoring every mouse click, every keystroke, every split-second hesitation as children work through digital textbooks, the edtech startup Knewton aims to determine not only what individual kids know, but also how they think.
A teacher training program focused on Common Core standards and diverse teaching methods is boosting educators' readiness for the classroom. The program, edTPA, is now the main requirement to obtain a teaching license in Washington and New... 05/16/2014 - 12:45pm ago
Educators of color make up more than half of teachers in low-income districts, according to NYDailyNews.com. In addition, almost half of educators who quit within five years teach in lower-income areas, while in wealthier areas, only 34... 05/16/2014 - 1:07pm ago
Young chocolate milk lovers in CT should start worrying. The state may be the first to ban the beverage from all of its public schools. The popular drink is said to have twice the sugar of plain, low-fat milk, with high-fructose corn syrup... 05/16/2014 - 1:42pm ago
Among Apple, Google and Microsoft, it's uncertain which hardware will rule the education market. Apple had a 50 percent share of the market, but Google's Chromebook is becoming a strong contender.
Students have put down beloved paperbacks and replaced them with smartphones, iPads and other technology. Kids' reading for pleasure has dropped tremendously over the past 40 years, and technology may be to blame.
Come Saturday, it will be 60 years since the landmark case. President Obama commemorated the Supreme Court decision, reminding educators how important it is to ensure equal rights for all students.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
A recent study examined data on the nearly one-third of public schools that are now classified as rural.
"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

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