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Learners Edge Debuts Cumulative Badges for Teacher PD

The badges are based on the Open Badge standards and will be issued to users as they are awarded grades to be displayed or otherwise shared.

European Game-based Learning Study Underway Across 5 Countries

European Schoolnet, a network of 31 European Ministries of Education based in Belgium, is working with gaming company Triseum on the research effort. Over the 2017-2018 school year, teachers and students will utilize the company’s ARTé: Mecenas and Variant: Limits games during class to understand core calculus concepts.

Most Ed Institutions Unprepared for Data Risks

Nearly four in five, 77 percent, of education institutions are unprepared for IT risks, according to a new survey.

Google Unveils Digital Collection and Upcoming Curriculum on U.S. Latino Arts and Culture

Ahead of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Google released a collection of more than 4,300 archives and 90 multimedia exhibits, as well as virtual tours on Google Expeditions that share stories related to Latino history, culture and contributions in the United States.

Renaissance Flow 360 Integrates Teacher-Approved Resources

Renaissance has partnered with Education.com in order to bring teacher-approved digital resources, tools and materials from the online education hub to the Renaissance Flow 360 platform.

InFocus Debuts Android-Based 4K Interactive Display for Classrooms

The JTouch Plus INF7530eAG runs an Android operating system to support whiteboarding, document viewing, web browsing and wireless casting to Android apps.

Report: More Students Hit NWEA Reading and Math Targets Through Personalized Learning

For the “2016-2017 Impact Report,” Education Elements shares learning outcomes data from a select set of school districts with established implementations of personalized learning.

Senate Ed Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $68.3 Billion in Discretionary Spending

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has unanimously approved a funding bill for fiscal year 2018 that includes $68.3 billion in discretionary funding for the United States Department of Education, a $29 million increase over the previous year's budget.

Report: Makerspaces, Coding, Robotics Pick Up Momentum in Schools

Once again this school year, schools will be ramping up robotics programs and opening more makerspaces, according to the latest report from the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking.

Performance Matters Integrates SchoolPay Payments in PD Platform

The partnership will also allow districts to track and manage PD payments across the entire district and to simplify offering PD to neighboring districts.

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