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Get the stats on STEM vs. STEAM

Advocates say STEAM education–with an “a” for the arts–should trump STEM education STEM education is, by now, familiar to educators and parents across the country. Without STEM knowledge, students won’t be well-prepared to enter college and the workforce. But some are hoping that STEAM education, which includes the arts, will receive more support in classrooms.  [ Read More ]...

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informal-learning

How important is informal learning?

Learning is changing. It is moving from a primarily school-based, formal process to include more informal opportunities. Learning is just as likely to occur among a group of…

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Can young students master digital writing assessments?

A new pilot study reveals that fourth grade students are well-equipped to successfully take computer-based writing assessments. The National Center for Education Statistics conducted the National Assessment of Educational…

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Jobs requiring STEM skills take longer to fill

The difficulty of filling STEM jobs is a challenge, and it's going to get worse. That's the assessment of a report published in early July. Across a range of…

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Three new developments in K-12 technology integration

Technology skills for students and educators are essential for college and workforce success, particularly in an increasingly global economy. But how does technology integration match up with education…

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About half of kids’ learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The…

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Flipped learning skyrockets across the nation

Though no learning model is perfect, flipped learning offers educators and students one way to boost engagement and make learning much more interesting and organic. And as more research…

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6 ways to fix 7 principal hiring challenges

Hiring a school principal isn't a small task--school leaders must be equipped to handle problems that come their way, all while supporting teaching and learning and modeling the…

mobile-learning

6 reasons mobile learning is booming

Mobile technologies are increasingly gaining support among school administrators, who opt for one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs to help deflect the costs of maintaining a mobile device initiative,…

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5 resources to help principals excel

School principals juggle a multitude of responsibilities each day, as they attempt to balance building-level tasks with administrative and district-level duties. Now, school leaders have access to a free…

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Top state-by-state Twitter chats

Social media has unlimited uses in education, from helping students connect and collaborate to offering educators a place to share ideas, solve problems, and identify promising practices. Twitter…

Educator Resource Centers

Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

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There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making…

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…

How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…