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Fifty States Project Calls for Personalized Learning Stories

Edsurge is calling on educators from all 50 states to submit stories on personalized learning programs, as part of the 2017 Fifty States Project.

Report: Many High School Graduates Want to Pursue STEM Careers but are Unprepared for STEM College Courses

While many 2016 high school graduates are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors and careers, few of those students are well prepared to succeed in first-year college STEM courses. These findings emerge from the latest edition of ACT’s annual STEM report, “The Condition of STEM 2016,” which was released Thursday.

Canvas Adds Mobile App to Improve Parent Engagement

Instructure has launched a new mobile app for its Canvas learning management system, the Canvas Parent app, designed to give parents or guardians a new tool to more easily monitor their students' progress.

Skyward Launches Education Management System

Skyward, a company that offers a student information system and enterprise resource planning platform for schools, has launched Qmlativ, a combined SIS and ERP that the company has described as an education management system.

Britannica Launches Content Packs for K-12 Social Studies

Britannica has debuted LaunchPacks: Social Studies, a collection of content packs designed to cover the entire K-12 social studies curriculum.

Oregon School Adopts Standing Desks to Improve Learning Spaces

Oregon's Beaver Acres Elementary School has adopted standing desks in an effort to improve student health and redirect student focus.

Des Moines Public Schools Install 2,100 Epson Interactive Projectors

Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa have installed more than 2,100 Epson BrightLink 595Wi interactive projectors across its 65 schools over the past year.

FIRE Launches Online First Amendment Library

Contents include a database of 900 Supreme Court cases dealing with First Amendment issues, which will expand as the court continues taking case.

OnCourse Systems Partners with NJ School District to Unify Platforms

OnCourse Systems for Education, a provider of cloud-based technologies for schools, is partnering with New Jersey's Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) to unify platforms and digital products in one place.

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