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Solomon Schechter School to Establish $1 Million K-8 STEAM Center

The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan is establishing a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) center for its K-8 students using a $1 million gift.

Performance Bonuses for Teachers Can Perk Up Student Outcomes

Paying performance bonuses to teachers works — at least a little bit. However, figuring out who really deserves bonuses within the school or district is challenging. Those are two early findings from a project examining the impact of pay-for-performance among educators.

College Abacus Launches College Search Tool Aimed at Low-Income Students

College Abacus has launched a new tool, Pell Abacus, designed to help streamline the college search for low-income students likely to be eligible for Pell Grants.

Florida School Revamps Classroom to Study Best Active Learning Practices

A classroom at a Gainesville, FL, research school is part of a Steelcase-funded study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Girl-Led Teams Win MoonBots Grand Prizes

Four teams from three countries won the competition that challenged students ages 8 to 17 to create and program their own lunar rovers.

Microsoft Program Pushes CS Team-Teaching

It's the giving season for Microsoft, and schools are, as usual, at the top of the receiving list. The company announced a three-year $75 million commitment to expand access to computer science education for young people.

Alliance for Excellent Ed Looks for High School Exemplars

An organization whose goal is to make sure every student graduates has called for submissions from secondary schools that show how they're meeting success.

Report: Schools Concerned About Cutting E-rate Funding for Phone Service

"E-rate Funding Year 2015: Analysis of Funding Request Data and Applicant Survey" compiles the results of a nationwide survey of E-rate applicants that was conducted in June 2015 with the goal of providing E-rate stakeholders and policymakers with information about how the program is being used and generating suggestions for improvements.

Samsung Launches Solve for Tomorrow Contest with $2 Million in Prizes

Samsung has launched its annual Solve for Tomorrow contest, now in its sixth year, with approximately $2 million in prizes up for grabs.

$3.5-Million Grant Aims To Improve Student Reading Comprehension

A professor at Texas A&M University has received a $3.5-million grant from the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to continue work on her project to improve reading comprehension for fourth- and fifth-graders who go to school in high-poverty areas.

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