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High schools need to weld academics with practical skills

I'd like to propose a sweeping overhaul of the United States public education system effective immediately. This may seem overblown, given that I'm proposing it in response to a bill from…

Will learning coding boost kids’ college, career prospects?

Jared Flores loved the two weeks he spent this summer at a computer coding school where he programmed a hand-crafted robot that could steer itself through a maze. Aside from the…

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Aug. 21 said that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.…

‘Miss Possible’ doll creators engineer plan to vie with Barbie

The disruption in the pink aisle is about to become an all-out revolution. A newly minted female engineer and one in the making have developed a successor to last season's groundbreaking…

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Online testing looms

Next spring, new state exams tied to the Common Core standards in reading and math will be given for the first time in more than 40 states—and there are big…

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3 things you might not know about Google for Education

What does it mean to “go Google” as a K-12 school or district? In a recent eSchool News webinar sponsored by Google, James Leonard from the Google for Education team…

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Schools grapple with data privacy

After the high-profile demise this past spring of inBloom, a controversial nonprofit organization that aimed to build a national, cloud-based student data system to improve education, school leaders face a…

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves

As the new school year approaches, “maker spaces” are cropping up in countless schools and libraries nationwide.…

Coding classes: Overcoming obstacles to add computer science

The cradle of techno-innovation, the Bay Area has fallen as flat as the rest of the country in one critical area: nurturing the next generation of cyber whizzes. Business and political…

Jobs requiring STEM skills take longer to fill

The difficulty of filling STEM jobs is a challenge, and it's going to get worse. That's the assessment of a report published in early July. Across a range of industries and…

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