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Survey finds gender gaps in school IT leadership

While women who occupy leadership positions in school technology are better educated and have more experience, on average, than their male colleagues, men in the school IT field generally earn…

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Four research tools for project-based learning

Here are reviews of four high-quality digital tools that can help with project-based learning, courtesy of Common Sense Media and its new Graphite service--a free database of teacher-written reviews of…

K-12 Digital World Language Courses Immerse Students in Language & Culture

Middlebury Interactive’s digital world language courses—from kindergarten through high school and Advanced Placement—utilize principles of the immersion pedagogy and teaching methodology of Middlebury College’s famed Language Schools. Courses are designed…

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New technologies aim to help personalize instruction

As more school leaders recognize technology’s potential to help personalize instruction, ed-tech providers are developing products that can quickly zero in on a student’s unique learning needs and deliver lessons…

$3,000 to use music to help students love math

The purpose of the Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants for Grades Pre-K–2 Teachers program is to incorporate music into the elementary school classroom to help young students learn mathematics.…

Teams compete to solve STEM challenges

The 8th annual Conrad Spirit of Innovation Program (Conrad Challenge), in partnership with Destination Imagination (DI), is a multi-phase, innovation and entrepreneurial competition that challenges students and young adults from…

Grants to build real-world learning challenges with connected environments

The Trust Challenge is the fifth Digital Media and Learning Competition–an open, international invitation to museums, libraries, school districts, schools, community organizations, app developers, researchers, colleges and universities, and other…

Awards for young community activists

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program’s goals are to applaud young people in grades 5-12 who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to…

$250 million for preschool grants

The goal of the Preschool Development Grants competition is to build, develop, and expand voluntary, high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities for children from low- and moderate-income families. The Preschool Development…

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Experts cite value of elementary world language classes

Learning a second language at an early age has many benefits, research shows—yet only 25 percent of U.S. elementary schools have world language programs.…

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