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New Future Innovators Program Focuses on STEM Activities

KaBOOM! and the CarMax Foundation are partnering to launch the initiative that will provide youth-serving organizations project based learning activities to encourage children to become interested in STEM.

Sesame Street AR App Launches

The new app created by Weyo and Sesame Workshop gives preschoolers a safe, ad-free environment to learn and play online.

How Creativity Boosts Student Success

The ability to communicate effectively, think creatively and collaborate are key skills that employers are looking for, but a new study finds a gap between the demands of the job market and lessons in the classroom.

How Principal Professional Development Impacts School Outcomes

A select group of principals received nearly 200 hours of professional development training over a two-year period through a program at the University of Washington, but a study conducted by ED’s Institute of Education Sciences found the program did not affect student achievement.

Sphero Launches Programmable Robot Offering

The robotics company has announced the commercial launch of RVR, a customizable robot that teaches students how to code.

Study: Making Broadband Connections More Equitable

A new report from SETDA examines how policy makers and school leaders can work to bridge the digital divide and establish ways to provide schools with the necessary resources to get high-speed internet connections.

FSU Center to Test Speech Recognition Tech for Literacy Assessments

Florida State University is working with SoapBox Labs to test how the company's speech recognition technology could help educators assess student reading and language skills.

PBLWorks Intros Training Program for Principals

The project-based learning company’s new offering will train principals and their school leadership teams on how to implement project-based learning projects.

New Jersey CS Initiative to Award $2M in Grants

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced his Computer Science for All State Plan to help schools statewide create “advanced, high-quality” computer science programs.

NWEA Launches Through-Year Assessment for ELA and Math

The assessment provider’s new solution gives educators insights into student proficiencies in English language arts and mathematics through adaptive, through-year assessment that provides summative scores for teachers.

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