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Shmoop Debuts Daily Lesson Plans for Elementary Teachers

Digital publisher Shmoop has released daily lesson plans for elementary school teachers in English, social studies and science, with math coming soon.

Device Shipments to Decline for Second Consecutive Year

Global device shipments, including PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones, will decline by 3 percent this year, marking the second consecutive year of negative growth, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Sprint Initiative Aims to Close Homework Gap for 1 Million Students

Sprint’s new initiative, 1Million Project, will provide wireless devices to 1 million high school students nationwide, in an effort to close the homework gap for students.

Boeing Grants Aim to Beef up STEM Ed in Washington

Three Washington state universities have been the recent recipients of new grants from Boeing for STEM initiatives.

Microsoft Unveils 5 MOOCs on K–12 Digital Pedagogy and Leadership

Microsoft’s education team is sponsoring five new online courses designed to help guide K–12 principals, headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Girls Who Code Debuts App

Girls Who Code has launched its Girls Who Code Loop app, available on iOS and Android for free. The platform serves as a community forum for questions and announcements on coding, college, jobs and internships.

InfoComm to Offer AV Education at Downey School District

InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry in the United States and internationally, has signed an agreement with Downey Unified School District in Los Angeles County to offer foundational AV coursework.

University-Corporate Partnership Aims to Woo K-12 Students into Advanced Manufacturing

An Indiana university that hosts a Toyota manufacturing education program expects to see a boost in admissions with a new marketing partnership the auto company has formed with an online STEM hub.

Partnership Continues to Support Girls in Computer Science

Dell has donated $40,000 and additional support to Girls Who Code, in an effort to improve and expand school programs that teach computer science to girls.

Ohio Online Schools Say They Will Appeal State Audits

Several of the nine Ohio cyber schools under investigation for allegedly inflating student attendance records say they will appeal state audits and challenge efforts to recover tens of millions of dollars already provided in tax money.

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