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Online Music Composition Tool Helps Students Engage, Learn and Socialize

A fifth grade teacher from Montana reflects on how Soundtrap helped an unmotivated, unfocused student discover his voice and passion.

CA Reports Record High School Graduation Rate at 82.3%

California’s graduation rate increased for the seventh consecutive year and was at a record high for the class of 2016, with 83.2 percent of seniors graduating, according to statistics released this week by the California Department of Education.

Report: Virtual Schools Expand in U.S. Despite Poor Performance

Virtual schools have expanded and proliferated in the United States, despite poor performance, lack of research support and inadequate policies, according to a report released this week by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC).

Versal Releases Version 3.0

Versal, a San Francisco-based learning platform for companies and educators, has just released Versal 3.0. It’s designed to encourage the sharing of knowledge in new and creative ways and engage learners on different levels.

CA's Fallbrook Union Elementary SD Launches Partnership with Discovery Education

California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District has entered into a new partnership with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K–12 classrooms.

Learning Center to Help Close Digital Divide in Chicago

A new, technology-infused learning center from Rasmussen College will offer broadband connectivity, computer workstations and academic coaching to high school students at Chicago Public Schools, college students and local community members.

Parent Communications: How Cloud Apps Can Boost Engagement

A teacher calls cloud-based apps and websites "game changers" for parent communications.

StudySync Debuts New Podcast Featuring Student Perspectives

StudySync, a blended English language arts (ELA) and English language development (ELD) program for grades 6 to 12, is debuting a new audio podcast feature aimed to capture student perspectives on contemporary learning.

11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Educator

Author, speaker and educator Sarah Cornier explains how to get started as a freelance educator and reach a global student base online.

Report: Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4% in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 percent increase from 2016, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.7 percent, due in part to the rising United States dollar.

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