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Articles by Meris Stansbury

Coming soon to a preschool classroom near you: Robot teachers?
Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSN, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech. Topics she's most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies and trends. When she's not busy covering education, she's in her kitchen…setting off the smoke alarm. You can reach her at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find her @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

Coming soon to a preschool classroom near you: Robot teachers?

To help spur interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, many schools have begun to integrate robotics into the curriculum—but are younger students and their teachers ready for a new…

New copyright ruling affects educators

A new ruling from the U.S. Copyright Office will affect how higher education students and teachers can use digital material in the classroom, thanks to the proactive efforts of a…

CORE K12 RELEASES SEEDPLAY, a social utility designed to transform education for the iGeneration

Seedplay empowers the iGeneration with a high-tech platform linking learning to real world problems they can address with innovative projects that transform their school and community, while securely growing a…

Teacher innovation gets royal treatment

In what could be called a 21st-century teachers' fair, Microsoft chose a select group of educators to participate in the company’s annual Innovative Education Forum (IEF)—a showcase of the best…

Study questions digital-divide efforts

Two researchers at Duke University have published a draft study that raises questions about the academic value of giving students home computers and broadband internet access. Their study has led…

Seven proven ways to save on school budgets

Despite some small signs of an economic recovery, states continue to struggle with their budgets—and districts are still finding it necessary to cut costs wherever possible. But such drastic measures…

Update: Google touts encrypted search fix

Responding to concerns from education technology officials, internet search giant Google Inc. has moved its encrypted search feature to a new domain name. The move is intended to let schools…

Program uses smart phones to increase math scores

Two years ago, public high schools in North Carolina began a pilot project to determine whether smart phones, in conjunction with curriculum resources, could be leveraged to increase student math…

NYC schools to deploy free eMail, collaboration tools

In what could be a huge sign of change in how students learn, New York City Public Schools has begun implementation of communication and collaboration software from ePals and Microsoft—education…

Project lets users explore the cosmos from a PC

In a project that aims to pull a new generation of students toward science and technology, Microsoft and NASA have teamed up to create what they say is the largest…