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NewSchools Places $4 Billion Bet on Future of K–12 Education

A national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to transform public education has released a new report that explains the potential for philanthropy to reimagine K–12 education.

Spotlight: NAESP/Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program

The National Association of Elementary School Principals has partnered with Crayola for this year's Champion Creatively Alive Children grant program, which will award prizes to every applicant who meets the early bird deadline, plus cash and product prizes totaling $3,500 to up to 20 applicants.

Free Online Course Outlines How to Avoid Bad Tech Choices for Flipped Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative today announced a new program geared toward helping educators, administrators and IT staff with the technology selection process for flipping the classroom.

Common Sense Urges Senate to Question DeVos’ Ed Tech Stances

The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is taking place this Wednesday, where she will answer questions about her plans on key education policy issues, including education technology.

Robotic Infant Simulators Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

Robotic infant simulators — or robot babies — used by schools to help prevent teen pregnancy actually have the opposite effect, according to a study published in the British health journal The Lancet.

Maryland Public Libraries Launches Virtual Makerspace

Maryland’s network of public libraries is working with Workbench to expand its maker communities online, in an effort to increase access to making tools for millions of people across the state.

Deadline Looms for 'Intent to Apply' Letters for Millions in Federal Grants

The deadline for two major federal grants is upon us. The "intent to apply" letter for the $15 million Magnet Schools Assistance Program Competition grant program is today, Jan. 9.

AvatarMind Unveils Companion Robot at CES 2017

The China-based company last week unveiled its companion robot, iPal, designed as an educational friend for children aged 3-8.

Lego Boost Teaches Kids to Program Robots

Lego has unveiled a new robotics system that teaches kids computer science skills at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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