The Houston Independent School District will receive $550,000 in college scholarships as the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.
Khan Academy, the site that features free educational videos and resources for use by anybody, has just added a personal tutor capability that helps students figure out where to start their lessons and to know when they truly understand the concepts.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Knerr Learning Center is releasing an updated version of its standardized test prep mobile application, QuotEd Reading Comprehension.
Ecolab has awarded $912,000 in grants to K-12 teachers this year through its Visions for Learning program.
Brain Hive, an e-book procurement site for K-12 schools, has added several new features to its e-reading platform, supplemented its current e-book collection with new content from two publishers, and plans to broaden its e-book lending service to include state-level and school district options.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Teach for America is turning to University of Minnesota–Twin Cities to create an alternative teacher preparation program for TFA corps members.
There's a conundrum facing universal preK. According to researchers, the disadvantaged see definite benefits from free preschool, with mid-term academic gains and increased "quality" parental involvement. But when preschool is available to all, those who can afford private schools begin to switch to the free, public system, causing a "crowd out" that, among other things, increases costs to taxpayers by "as much as 19 percent" while providing no discernible benefits.
About 15 percent of America not online for one reason or another. But cost seems to be a factor for just a small minority of the adult population, according to a new report released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Discovery Education has partnered with the non-profit organization Girls Inc. to provide STEM curriculum resources and professional development to students, mentors, and teachers who participate in the Girls Inc. network, which serves about 136,000 primary and secondary students through affiliates located around North America.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has unveiled Collections 2015, a new digital language arts program for students in grades 6-12.