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Students receive innovation grants for games and apps

At a special luncheon in Washington, D.C., 20 students from across the United States received awards from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Entertainment Software Association as Leaders on the…

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edX turns attention to high school MOOCs

High school students now have access to massive open online courses (MOOCs) through a new effort from MOOC platform edX, which says it intends the courses to help students prepare…

App of the Week: Identify the disease

Can you identify the disease in the latest outbreak?…

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October: 5 STEM and learning grants you don’t want to miss

School funding continues to present a challenge to school leaders, with budgets seemingly stretched to the limit. Many educators and administrators rely on school grants to fund important projects and…

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Report urges support for girls’ leadership roles

Creating a pipeline of girls who are interested in leadership roles in school is one of the most important steps in cultivating confident female leaders both in and out of…

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10 ways to boost brain power for young students

Research into neuroscience and brain power is among the most fascinating due to its impact on education. And when it comes to young learners, strategies for optimizing brain development are…

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Brain-scans research delivers lessons on how kids learn

On a recent afternoon, a 10-year-old girl with long, blond, curly hair, gave University of Washington researchers a peek inside her brain. Lying flat on her back inside a machine that…

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A new alternative to college and career readiness exams

Bucking the national assessment trend, Alabama and others are using a new exam from ACT Aspire to make sure students as young as third grade are on a path to…

Discovery Ed hosts virtual field trip on Oct. 3

The Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, 2014, with an interactive virtual…

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8 ways school leaders can support the digital transition

Administrators at the local, district, and state levels are essential to leading and supporting the digital transition in schools across the nation, and at a Sept. 29 summit, a panel…