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NSTA Unveils 2017 List of Top Science Trade Books K12

The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with the Children’s Book Council, has released its annual list of “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2017.” The list represents the best science trade books published in 2016 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Report: Computer Use Doesn't Stunt Middle Schooler Social Development

A working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research has suggested that the availability of personal computers at home don't stunt the social development of students in grades 6–10 or displace their engagement in sports or clubs.

High Schools Get Project Learning Lift from Project Managers

The Educational Foundation of the Project Management Institute has teamed up with the Partnership for 21st Century Learning to help increase awareness and use of project management and project-based learning, in an effort to help prepare students for college and careers.

Report: Instructional Software Can Help Teachers Move Toward Personalized Instruction

A new research report from the Massachusetts School Support Network Edtech Testbed (MassNET) suggests that technology pilots may help students progress more when the implementation is greater and may help teachers move toward personalized learning when they have access to job-embedded professional development.

Online Calculator Helps Louisville Students Choose Career Paths

A new, online tool aims to make career information more accessible for students and job seekers in the Louisville, KY region.

Virtual Charter School Network K12 Rejects Transparency Proposal

Virtual charter school company K12 Inc. rejected a transparency proposal Thursday that would have required the company’s board of directors to create a new report detailing K12’s lobbying efforts. The proposal came from a group of shareholders, represented by Arjuna Capital, who said the company spends millions on state lobbying, even as its stock has been dropping and revenues have decreased.

Massachusetts Consortium Aims to Accelerate Successful Personalized Learning Practices

The Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech (MAPLE) Consortium is a collaborative effort amongst districts and schools to identify, analyze and promote personalized learning practices that work.

Federal Arts in Education Program Seeks Input for 2017 Competition

The federal Arts in Education (AIE) Program is accepting comments from stakeholders interested in the new program until Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Please send comments by e-mail to AIEcompetition@ed.gov.

Nominations Open for 2017 ISTE Awards

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced today that nominations are open for its 2017 awards honoring exceptional educators and leaders who are leading the way to connected learning. Each year ISTE’s awards recognize individuals whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age.

Bay Area High School Girls Learn Coding Skills from Stanford CS Mentors

One student-led program at Stanford University that aims to close that gap is teaching Bay Area high school girls computer science skills in order to engage them in CS early on.

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