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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.

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.

Majority of Back-to-School Shoppers Plan to Buy Tech

Fifty-nine percent of Americans who have completed or plan to do back-to-school shopping this year expect to buy tech products or tech accessories — an increase of 12 percent over last year, according to research released today from the Consumer Technology Association.

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.

Survey Finds 81 Percent of K–12 Teachers Shopping Online for Class

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and 81 percent of K–12 teachers say they now shop online for classroom items, according to a new survey released by SheerID, a verification company, and Agile Education Marketing.

Edmodo Updates Social Networking Platform To Improve Collaboration, Resource Sharing

Edmodo, a social network for schools, has rolled out a collection of updates focused on communication, collaboration and resource sharing and discovery ahead of the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

Broward County Schools to Expand Online Math Program for Gifted Students

Florida's Broward County Public Schools will expand its use of an online math program for gifted students from about 40 students to several hundred over the course of the next few years.

California Launches Open Resources, Professional Development Network

The California Department of Education has launched Collaboration in Common, a professional learning and resource sharing network for California educators.

Florida Virtual School Switches to D2L's Brightspace LMS

The largest online public school district in the United States is moving to a new learning management system.

App Assists Teachers With Integrating Digital Content Into Lessons

With the TES Teach with Blendspace mobile app, teachers can easily create engaging, interactive lessons from their iPads.

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