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Feds reach out to kids over online predators

Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents…

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Hacker schools offer 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…

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Budget for 2014 is a mixed bag for schools

Congress has passed a federal budget for the 2014 fiscal year that includes more money for early childhood education, a priority of President Obama. The budget also restores most of the…

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N.J. schools to guide students on using social media

Starting next school year, New Jersey public school districts will be called on to teach middle schoolers about responsible use of social media, according to recently passed legislation.

Another…

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Texas school districts balk at calculator/app debate

Texas school districts eager to invest in iPads and other mobile devices for their students say a new state rule requiring graphing calculators for eighth-grade test-takers could hold back their…

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10 ways computers are changing public schools

There's a reason many school administrators and teachers get excited when they're talking about one-to-one computer programs.

Many new learning possibilities open up when each student is equipped…

3 approaches to online assessments

Online assessments are a key part of the Common Core State Standards, but these new assessments don't come without obstacles. Adequate high-speed internet access, infrastructure, computers, funding, and manpower are…

A look into teenagers’ complicated online lives

Researcher danah boyd is obsessed with how teenagers use the internet, Mind/Shift reports.…

Infographic: Fueling a personalized learning revolution

In an effort to inform educators and districts how personalized, blended learning can improve access to high-quality learning opportunities for secondary students, Fuel EducationTM (FuelEd) has collaborated with Getting Smart…