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Which of these top 20 programming languages should your school teach?

Way back in the 1970s, working as a computer programmer was quite prestigious, and if you wanted to get into computer programming, your potential employer would more often than not…

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Duncan calls for NCLB repeal

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on January 12 laid out a vision for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that continues a focus on the nation’s most vulnerable…

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How principals are preparing for Common Core

Principals are more optimistic than last year about changes in learning standards and technology taking place in their schools, according to the fourth annual Principals’ Assessment of Public Education, conducted…

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Google launches Classroom app

Google Classroom users have another way to access the tool with the Jan. 14 launch of the Classroom app for both Android and iOS. Teachers also have two new tools at…

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FCC urges tech industry to reinvent textbooks, teaching

On the heels of its Dec. 19 decision to raise internet connectivity funding for schools by $1.5 billion, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urged Silicon Valley to couple funding with…

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How can the U.S. change math education?

Changing the way math content is presented to students and ensuring teachers feel empowered in their math instruction are two important steps to elevating math education in the U.S., according…

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NYC rescinds school cell phone ban

A Bloomberg-era ban on students possessing cell phones in New York City public schools is being lifted, the Department of Education said on Jan. 7. Under the policy shift, formally announced…

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Lack of home internet access hinders students with school-provided iPads

Replacing some Hamilton County students' textbooks with iPads was a move intended to boost faltering public education performance. Tablets were more engaging that their printed predecessors, and they opened up a…

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Discovery Ed launches Math Techbook

Digital content and PD provider Discovery Education officially unveiled its Math Techbook, a digital textbook designed to promote lasting student proficiency. Math Techbook, the latest addition to the company’s award-winning line…

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Digital learning in Singapore: CoSN leads K-12 delegation

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is leading a senior-level delegation to Singapore from January 9-17 for a strategic discussion on technology in schools. Educators will meet with Singaporean dignitaries and…