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About half of kids’ learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The…

Digital Issue Article
Four favorite tools for English language learning

Here are reviews of four high-quality digital tools that can help teach English language skills, courtesy of Common Sense Media and its new Graphite service–a free database of teacher-written reviews…

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Gaming may help children with autism socialize

Games help children with autism socialize Video games that require teamwork could be used to improve the social skills of children with autism. It's a simple idea that makes a lot…

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Superintendents push schools into the digital age

A second-grader furrows her brow, searching her keyboard to find that funny number sign for her password. A third-grader holds her Chromebook aloft, hoping to speed the connection to a…

Opinion
Why standardized testing keeps us stuck in the 19th century

What parents do not know and our educational leaders do not want you to know is that standardized testing actually hurts children; it does more harm than good to their…

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Common Core sparks flood of legislation

About a dozen states have dropped out of Common Core testing consortia or voted to delay implementation of the new standards so far this year.…

At ISTE 2014, ‘EdTekTalks’ aim to inspire attendees

The 2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta later this month will mark the debut of a new format for engaging and inspiring ed-tech leaders: a…

Four favorite tools for English language learning

Here are reviews of four high-quality digital tools that can help teach English language skills, courtesy of Common Sense Media and its new Graphite service--a free database of teacher-written reviews…

Digital Issue Article
‘Hacker schools’ give students a different path to tech jobs

Aaron Groch had a bachelor’s degree in English and was already writing for the web when he went back to school to study computer programming. But Groch said after two…

Digital Issue Article
Most schools don’t teach computer science

Would it surprise you to know that most schools don’t teach computer science — not even the basics? It should, especially given that there will be about 1 million more…

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