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L.A. Teacher Creates Catchy Math Videos That Teach Complicated Concepts

Los Angeles math teacher and tutor Huzefa Kapadia has created eight catchy music videos that explain fundamental and sometimes complicated math concepts, such as permutations and combinations, slope intercepts and the quadratic formula.

CASEL Selects Winners for Social-Emotional Assessment

CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) has revealed the winners of its inaugural Social-Emotional Assessment Design Challenge and introduced a new website dedicated to measuring social-emotional learning.

ClassDojo Releases Free Classroom Toolkit on App

Communication platform ClassDojo today released a new classroom toolkit within its mobile app. The toolkit is free and available for all teachers to use.

Arkansas Department of Education Approves K–2 Math, ELA Assessment

After a rigorous approval process, the state signed an agreement with Renaissance, a pre-K–12 learning analytics company, to use its Renaissance Star 360 assessment suite.

Texas District Buys 200 More Boxlight Interactive Projectors for 11 Schools

With the new purchase, the Copperas Cove Independent School District in Fort Hood, TX will have a total 380 Boxlight interactive projectors for its 11 schools and 8,200 students to use during class time.

Grant Spotlight: American Association of University Women STEM Equity Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering one- and two-year grants, with extra consideration for proposals involving schools, designed to address the needs of girls and women or to educate the public on related issues.

Bursari Expands Digital Payment System to Schools Nationwide

Bursari, a Florida-based electronic payment system for schools and families, is expanding nationwide starting today. The platform is designed to provide parents, students and educators with a quick and simple method to make online payments for expenses related to school.

UC Merced Hosts Summer STEM Academy for Central Valley Students

In an effort to better prepare Central Valley students for university-level coursework, a program at the University of California, Merced is holding on-campus summer workshops for middle and high school students to gain hands-on training in STEM.

New Chair Aims to Cause a 'Ruckus' in the Classroom

Furniture manufacturer KI has designed a classroom chair to support collaborative, project-based and student-centered learning.

Renaissance, Classworks Partner on Personalized Learning Pathways

Renaissance and Classworks are expanding a partnership in an effort to improve access to actionable data for educators.

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