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Texas Instruments Foundation donates $2.2M for STEM district

The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation is donating a grant of up to $2.2 million to Educate Texas to accelerate the development of a STEM district in the Lancaster Independent School…

Education.com giving out $1 MM in free subscriptions to schools

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Education.com is providing $1 million worth of free subscriptions for Education.com Pro, which also includes access to Brainzy, an early math and reading program.…

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3 critical education topics affecting U.S. students

An annual report examines the persistent gender gap in reading performance, how the Common Core is impacting reading achievement, and how intrinsic motivation plays a key role in student engagement. The…

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University develops cyber security curriculum for middle, high schools

Researchers at Iowa State University are hoping to bring the subject of cyber security to grade school classrooms. The team is releasing the nation’s first computer literacy curriculum aimed at middle…

How a collaborative mindset helps teachers reach all learners

Special ed and general ed teachers work together at one district to improve outcomes for everyone The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been met with anxiety from…

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4 key digital learning developments

Fifty-eight percent of high school students in a national survey said they use their own mobile devices for learning in school, and 47 percent of teachers in the survey reported…

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Math gets an ‘Extreme Makeover’

What are two things you need to build a house? Ty Pennington, known for hosting ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, will show students in grades 4 and up that along…

Teaching handwriting more effectively using technology

New technology is helping teachers model handwriting in a more natural way Teaching handwriting to an entire class of students at the same time has always been a compromise. A…

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Pearson launches DRA2+ app for iPad

Pearson has launched the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition PLUS (DRA2+) iPad App for literacy assessment. Now available on the App Store, the new app guides teachers through the formative reading…

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Common Sense Education launches gaming platform

Common Sense Education has released Digital Compass, an interactive gaming platform to help 6th through 9th graders learn critical skills of digital literacy and citizenship. Based on lessons from Common Sense…