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Oaks Christian Online Launches First Online Program for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Oaks Christian Online is offering the courses in response to what it says is the high demand for top-tier, flexible, accredited course options for middle schoolers. All courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

What We Learned from Seymour Papert

Seymour Papert passed away on July 31. He was 88. We share with you, in this week’s blog, what we learned from him: why children should learn to program.

HTC Vive Unveils New Catalog of VR Content

The Viveport platform expands HTC Vive’s application inventory and will include virtual reality content related to education.

Massive Breach Exposes Hundreds of Questions for Future SAT Exams

Someone with access to materials for upcoming versions of the redesigned SAT exam has taken hundreds of questions and provided them to Reuters, the news agency reported this week.

itslearning and Gooru Partner to Offer 35 Full-Year Courses

Learning management system developer itslearning is partnering with Gooru, a nonprofit content provider, to offer 35 curriculum courses, backed with assessments, for grades 6-12 in core subject areas such as science, math, English language arts and social studies.

Omaha Public Schools to Open Nebraska's First Virtual School This Month

Omaha Public Schools are gearing up to open Nebraska’s first virtual school for K–8 students this month.

Pearson Offers Writer as Microsoft Word Add-in

A free writing app from Pearson now plugs into Microsoft Word to make its feature set available to students as they're working on assignments.

Robot Revolution: Intelligence In, Intelligence Out

The familiar garbage in/garbage out axiom has long been a mantra of computer programmers, and nowhere is the cause-and-effect principle more apparent than when working with robots. Faced with the three-dimensional movements (and sometimes audio vocalizations) of robots, students across the grade spectrum can see the direct results of their input.

Ohio Students in Virtual Charter Schools Perform Worse than Those in Traditional Public Schools

Students who attended virtual charter schools, or e-schools, in Ohio performed worse on state tests than students who attended traditional, brick-and-mortar district schools, according to a study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an Ohio-based education research and advocacy group.

Galxyz, Popular Science Launch Game-Based Science Resource

Galxyz, a company that develops game-based science education apps for elementary school students, has partnered with Popular Science to launch a new co-branded microsite featuring Galxyz's intergalactic science adventure game, Blue Apprentice.

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