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Education Can't Be 'Hacked'

Quick fixes and top-down disruptions are tempting, but true change is a long, messy, contentious process.

Online Course Creator Adds Monthly Plan, New Features

A software program that helps educators design their own lessons is launching a new monthly plan for would-be course creators that includes templates and self-publishing features.

Warren County Public Schools Realigns with Geovisual Analytics Software

Warren County Public Schools will realign its attendance map with the help of geovisual analytical software.

Fairfax County Schools Earns CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Award

Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools has been awarded a CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Award from the Air Force Association.

Verso Learning Launches Formative Assessment App

Verso App enables students to submit independent, anonymous responses to challenges — and then see all their classmates’ original ideas.

New Maker Tool Lets Students Build Apps and Games from Tablets

A new app from maker startup Tynker lets students build custom apps, like games and interactive stories, directly from tablets, like iPads.

The History of Ed Tech Shows It's Not About the Device

In a companion piece to a wildly popular article on the history of educational technology, we trace the trends of the present and look to the future, all with an eye toward helping districts find the right device for their classrooms.

Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education

According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires.

National Geographic to Give Young Students a Taste of Space

Elementary school students may soon get an up close view of the International Space Station--and a far-out view of Earth--thanks to new astronomy-focused programming initiative.

Illinois District Turns to Data Warehousing to Improve Success Metrics

An Illinois district near Chicago is installing a data warehouse solution from DecisionEd to help manage its data analysis, with the goal of improving success metrics like its graduation rate.

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