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Boston Museum To Spend $200,000 To Help Teachers With Engineering Curriculum

The program at the Museum of Science, Boston will provide engineering curriculum and professional development to first- through fifth-grade teachers.

Research: Empathy Helps Kids Learn

The empathy a teacher shows a child in the classroom may help them do better on their school work. In fact, researchers in Finland are examining what role empathy plays in that country's high PISA scores.

Moodle 3.0 Intros Quiz, Forum and Assignment Enhancements

Moodle today launched version 3.0 of its open source learning platform, which introduces enhancements to the quiz, forum and assignment modules as well as functionality improvements for user, instructor and administration control.

Lowndes County Schools Adopts Digital Tool for Reading Interventions

Mississippi's Lowndes County School District is adopting a digital reading intervention tool in an effort to better prepare students for reading assessments newly mandated for students in grade 3.

Minecraft Gets Hour of Code Tutorial

Computer Science Week is fast approaching, and Microsoft has teamed up with the organizers behind Minecraft and Hour of Code to encourage students to pick up coding within the Minecraft environment.

Tech Firms Partner To Give Teachers More Student Data More Quickly

Performance Matters and GradeCam will join forces to enhance the former's Unify assessment platform.

News-O-Matic Expands Access

News-O-Matic, a service that publishes daily news for kids, has released a new version that is available on any Internet-connected device.

5 Indiana STEM Initiatives Share $105,000 in Grants

Five educational institutions in Indiana are recipients of grants of $15,000 to $30,000 each intended to improve student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math.

Nebraska District Unifies Multiple Processes into a Single SIS

Kearney Public Schools picked Infinite Campus to consolidate several previous systems.

California Districts Get Digital Help With Agriculture Courses

CEV Multimedia will supply its iCEV learning platform to 29 California high school agricultural science programs.

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