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LinkedIn spends $1 billion on education company to improve skill training

LinkedIn, one of the world's largest professional networks on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire lynda.com, an online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills with the aim of helping people achieve their professional goals. The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52 percent cash and approximately 48 percent stock. Subject to the completion of customary conditions, the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2015....

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Social media access challenges parents, educators

With smartphones and tablet and laptop computers now as common as pencils and notebooks in many classrooms, schools and parents alike are having to figure out how to…

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District policy change could ban selfies

Whether by design or not, a proposed Wake County school policy change could ban students from taking pictures of themselves and others in school. One of the revisions to…

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5 Twitter hashtags you should be searching

Social media remains a game-changer in education. Through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, students are able to collaborate on projects or discussions about assignments. Educators connect with peers…

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10 ways to use social media to pass bond issues

As the fight to get voter approval for bonds becomes more challenging, school district leaders and their supporters are tapping into Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social…

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Schools begin teaching kids to cope with life online

Like many kids her age, Bloomingdale High senior Tranae Robinson has dozens of social media applications at her fingertips and routinely logs into at least seven of them…

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16 educators new teachers should follow on Twitter

It’s no secret that new teachers need lots of support, and these days, teachers often find support online and through social media. In fact, following just a few…

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Teachers and social media: trekking on treacherous terrain

Social media has pros and cons when the classroom is involved When news broke last month that Newark teacher Krista Hodges used Twitter to express her desire to…

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5 important K-12 conversations on Twitter

See what K-12 professionals are saying on Twitter about some of the most pressing education and ed-tech issues.…

Suggestions from readers ranged from elementary math apps to assessment apps for teachers.

5 apps to keep parents and teachers connected

As we prepare for a new school year, many parents would like to know how they can better connect and stay in touch with teachers. Maintaining open channels of…

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App of the Week: Kids solve alphabet puzzles, learn phonics

This pre-k app is designed to teach your little sprout basic ABC phonics and letters.…

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