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The concept of a “portrait of a graduate” begs the question, what kind of citizens do we want coming out of the K-12 pipeline? The answer should guide decisions going forward and be an ongoing community conversation.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is considering a far-reaching policy to regulate employee use of social media, including rules against defaming the district and accepting current students as followers.
Several state governors met in Boston Thursday to discuss the need for schools to focus on science, technology, engineering and math — particularly computer science — to fill jobs that will otherwise have to be exported.
The department's IT team is developing a system in-house to be rolled out in June. The project was already in process but took on new urgency after a hack in January brought down Skedula and PupilPath for weeks.
"Smart classroom" is a common term in the ed-tech lexicon, but educators and tech developers say it has more to do with how teachers use emerging technologies than the sheer amount of tools at their disposal.
A software company in Canada is bringing its web-based application to the U.S. that uses personal fitness data to create individualized workout programs and feedback geared toward their progress rather than ability.
The editorial board of the Dallas Morning News cites a recent study from Harvard's Center for Education Policy Research that found that Black, Hispanic and high-poverty students fared worst during remote learning.
The academy opened in 2019 with 150 students, one of only two of its kind among southwest Ohio schools. This school year's enrollment was 165 students, and next year's class will count 200 students.
The Washington, D.C., event brought policymakers and other ed-tech stakeholders together to discuss policy proposals geared toward closing the digital divide, putting Wi-Fi on buses and other topics.
The new Innovation Zone at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Pennsylvania will host scheduled programs and classes about the computer science, design and storytelling involved in making video games.
The state has earmarked $1.8 billion to upgrade school facilities, $385 million in STEM professional development and a 5 percent multi-year base increase for University of California and California State University.
A recent professional development program in Iowa's Cedar Rapids Community School District coached educators on incorporating 3D printers, electronic cutting machines and green screen video technology into lessons.
Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Literably will further develop its reading assessment platform to help educators tailor reading lessons to student needs and address pandemic-related learning loss.
A recent fight sparked by social media has prompted a Connecticut school district to consider implementing a new cell phone policy, and administrators say it would help if parents had their kids leave phones at home.
The event featured an interactive discussion panel and activities involving topics such as teachable machines, can machines be creative, social media and information, personal image classification and careers in AI.