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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…

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‘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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Minecraft finds a home in schools

Seventh-graders at Northbrook's Maple School in Illinois had just started learning about the Cold War when a handful of boys sat down at the school's library computers to cement their…

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Feds issue 6 data, privacy recommendations

A new White House report on privacy and data collection says the mass collection of information is "saving lives" but calls for additional safeguards in how personal information is stored…

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Philly’s coolest charter school is high-tech heaven

The coolest school in Philadelphia has a golden telescope on the roof, where everyone from kindergarten through 12th grade can watch explosions on the surface of the sun. Inside, all 1,327…

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Technical schools expanding to meet new needs

Technical schools’ reputations, and enrollments, are changing In one of the newest and fastest-growing secondary schools in Chester County, teacher Katie Smith was demonstrating proper technique to 16-year-old Courtney Draper…

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Renowned education system has a flip side: ingrained cheating

The voice that answers the number posted on the online ad is polished, confident: No one will suspect anything, he says. The gadget has never failed. A college senior, he sounds…