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Charter School Network Unveils First Health Professions School

The IDEA Public Schools charter network plans to build a health professions school in Austin, for students in pre-K–12, to address the need for primary care doctors in Texas.

Texas Ed Agency Fines ETS $20.7 Million for Late Test Results

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is fining New Jersey-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) $20.7 million for late and inconsistent delivery of results from its State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests, administered during the 2015-16 school year.

Science, Social Studies Library Introduces Assessment Tool

The Kids Discover Online library now includes a feature that allows teachers to create customizable quizzes and assignments.

PBS, National Writing Project Platform Allows Teens to Voice Opinions on Presidential Election

A newly launched website from KQED and the National Writing Project encourages teens to research, write and share letters on issues that matter to youth this presidential election.

New AI Tool Helps High Schoolers with College Admissions

SchoolWise, an online platform for high school students interested in college, has launched GoSchoolWise.com, a new website that’s designed to help high school students and their parents during the often arduous college admissions process.

FBI Raids Home of Ex-College Board Official After SAT Leak

FBI agents searched the home of a former employee of the College Board, the nonprofit company that administers the SAT, as part of an investigation into the breach and release of hundreds of questions from future SAT college entrance exams.

CIO Best Practices: 3 Key Steps for Digital Transformation Initiatives

Digital transformation has the potential to revolutionize citizen services, but efforts to bring about that change are "often hindered by top-down hierarchies, cultural legacies and the lack of a compelling vision."

Open Courses Focus on Engaging Girls in STEM Fields

Canvas Network released a series of MOOCs that introduce girls to various STEM topics and educate teachers and parents on how they can support girls who are interested in STEM careers.

Parent-Teacher Communication App Adds Student Reports and Portfolios

Bloomz, a free communication app, has added two new features that enable teachers to send parents reports and portfolios of student work.

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