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This school is using ‘Shark Tank’ to teach research and presentation skills

school is applying a format based on the popular TV series “Shark Tank,” which tasks aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their business proposals to a panel of “shark” investors, to the…

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First annual Global Collaboration Day hopes to connect every school

Mark your calendars, this September 17 schools around the world are going international for Global Collaboration Day, a first-of-its-kind event designed to raise awareness about the merits of participating in…

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New diagnostic tool measures reading skills, targets success

“Data-driven instruction” has become a watchword in education, but interpreting and using data for instructional planning remains a formidable hurdle for teachers, many of whom lack the necessary tools, time,…

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Poll: Americans oppose linking teacher evaluations with student performance

Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey. The Gallup Poll released Sunday found…

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

First-of-its-kind pilot gives schools a new tool for combating cyberbullying on social media -- a helpline with close ties to Facebook and Twitter.…

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Adobe debuts learning management system

A new self-service learning management system (LMS) from Adobe is intended to enable learning professionals to easily and efficiently setup, deliver and track any form of learning. This new cloud-based offering,…

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5 ways to expand federal educational OER

In a letter sent earlier this month, a group of ed-tech stakeholders urged the Obama administration to make federally-funded educational materials available as Open Educational Resources (OER). Creating OER, which are…

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Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

In the coming years, computer science education will be critical for social mobility of underprivileged communities. However, access to tools and opportunities for schools in these communities is a matter…

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Should students learn coding? Students, schools disagree

Parents across the U.S. are eager for their children to learn coding and other computer science skills, but their message hasn't yet hit the in-box of school administrators. That's the finding…

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LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

LeapFrog has released a new Android-based tablet for young learners designed to scale learning activities as students grow, meaning it is capable of remembering curricular progress across games, automatically adjusting…