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Teacher ditches grades to help students

Lake County, Fla. teacher Lynn Barrett's young students chatter softly while huddled in groups over their iPads as they explain the cause and effect of events in a fictional story. The…

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College Board unveils changes in SAT that make test more practical

It might be fair to describe the major changes that are coming in 2016 to the nation's most-recognizable college-admissions test, the SAT, as "intense." In fact, understanding how the word "intense"…

To Improve Test Scores: Hit Reset

Every year, the stress of school reaches a fever pitch during standardized-testing season, Edutopia reports. Whether it's the SAT, APs or end-of-grade testing, teachers race to re-impart all the knowledge…

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3 practices that support innovation

Don't let the headline mislead you: This story won't tell you how to innovate. Still, being open and willing to take a risk or two can put your school district…

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How gaming is reshaping the way museums teach

The success of most video games is measured by how fun they are. Not so the games of New York's American Museum of Natural History. Here, if a game is too…

The Best Job in America Isn’t One Most High Schoolers Dream About

Sorry, teens. It looks like the best job in America is one you probably won't like very much: being a mathematician, PolicyMic reports. But you might want to reconsider. Jobs…

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New ed-tech services aim to stop the ‘summer slide’

Research suggests that students lose two to three months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer, which affects their readiness for the new school year—and this problem is…

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say

Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online, the Washington Post reports. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks…

Site offers free digital citizenship tools

Today’s kids may be growing up in an interconnected world, but they need to be taught how to be good cyber citizens and use technology wisely. To help create an…

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International ed tech: Portugal’s success story

As the U.S. struggles with stagnant performance on international assessments, it could learn from other countries' successful ed-tech initiatives. During the Consortium for School Networking's (CoSN) 2013 senior-level delegation visit to…