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Cartoon Network Launches STEAM Advisory Board

Amidst Computer Science Education Week events, one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016 – and a favorite TV channel for many K–12 students – Cartoon Network has assembled an advisory board of academic and industry experts to help shape its STEAM education efforts.

WYNC Teen Radio Show Releases Audio Journalism Curriculum

Radio Rookies, a Peabody Award-winning show created by teens for teens on WYNC public radio, has released a new curriculum for teachers looking to teach audio journalists.

Grants Support Teachers Pushing Blended and Online Learning

Grants from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning are intended to help educators continue creating or expanding personalized learning programs that incorporate blended and online learning components.

Coeur d'Alene School District Selects Tech from Pasco to Help Students Achieve Scientific Literacy

Coeur d’Alene Public Schools (CDPS) in Idaho has selected wireless technology and software from ed tech company Pasco to help all students in grades 6 through 8 to achieve scientific literacy.

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

New Bluetooth Spec Delivers Longer Range, Faster Speed

Next year's wireless headphones, fitness trackers, glucose monitors and in-car audio traffic navigators are expected to offer a longer range, faster performance and a larger broadcast message capacity with the adoption of Bluetooth 5.

Breaking Your Filter Bubble

When we browse online, we are tracked by a range of companies – often without any knowledge – which can result in personalization, bias and filter bubbles that affect web search results. Fortunately, there are many tools to minimize tracking from third-party providers, according to Bill Fitzgerald, director of the Privacy Institute for Common Sense.

NSTA Unveils Best STEM Books for K–12 Students

The National Science Teachers Association has unveiled its inaugural list of “Best STEM Books K–12.”

Feds Finalize Assessment Parts of ESSA

Six weeks before it hands over the reins to a new leadership, the Obama administration has issued the final word on assessments in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Boston Tech Company to Host ‘Shark Tank’ STEM Competition

A Boston-based tech company specializing in content management plans to host a STEM education program at a nearby K–8 school, in an effort to create a strong pipeline of STEM workers from local, underserved schools.

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