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Forget What You Think You Know about Summer Slide

Is the "summer slide" real? One education researcher recently questioned that assumption. The idea that students lose ground in their learning when they leave school for the summer break, suggested Paul von Hippel in an essay on Harvard's Education Next Institute website, can't be proved.

Blackboard Adds Ally Accessibility Tool to D2L Brightspace

Blackboard's Ally accessibility tool is now available for D2L's Brightspace learning management system.

Interest in Game-Based Learning Surges

A new report finds that game-based learning revenues will quadruple over the next five years, to reach over $24 billion by 2020.

FCC Seeks to Modernize E-Rate Program

The FCC has put out a notice of proposed rulemaking to ask for comments on how to reform the E-rate program.

Residential STEM High School Getting Second Campus

Plans are for 300 students from across the state to reside at the school, most, if not all, juniors and seniors. A bond package passed by voters in 2016 provided the project with $58 million, which has an estimated project budget of $73 million.

Free Workshop Focuses on STEM Teaching

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.

FCC Approves Educational Broadband Service Order

The FCC is moving forward with a plan to auction off spectrum from the Educational Broadband Service to commercial providers.

Canvas Adds Plagiarism Detection Tools

Canvas and Proctorio are partnering to launch new solutions to help students and teachers avoid plagiarism.

CoSN Decries FCC Broadband Decision

Wednesday’s FCC decision to revise Educational Broadband Service rules drew immediate criticism from one major education technology advocacy group.

Vernier Announces Coding Partnerships

The educational software and equipment company is forging new relationships with four other companies to beef up its coding offerings.

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