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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.…

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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…

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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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California’s digital divide still gaping

Araceli Barron, the bilingual mother of three young children in Sunnyvale, has seen California's digital divide up close. Until recently, the family had no Internet access at home and as…

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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.…