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Dallas ISD Bringing Computer Science to All Elementary Schools

Dallas Independent School District will be spending $4.4 million over the next three years to introduce coding, robotics, makerspaces and other computer science technology to more than 86,000 Pre-k–5 students in 156 elementary schools.

Most Teachers Say Classroom Tech Helps Students, but Teachers Need More Training

Nearly four in five — 78 percent — of teachers say they haven't received the training they need to effectively use the technology they're asked to in the classroom, according to a new report.

Alliance to Launch Competency-Based Master's in Online Ed

The new program will consist of training modules and three to six graduate-level micro-credential programs that can be combined to earn a full master's degree in education with a focus on online and blended learning in elementary and secondary education.

Valentine Elementary Aims to Make STEM More Fun with Dedicated Classroom

Part of a district-wide initiative to build STEM classrooms at each elementary school the new space is in a former computer lab and home to a full-time STEM instructor.

Personalized Learning Gains Momentum in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a state that tops out lists when states are ranked by their educational outcomes. Now the state is leading the way in personalized education.

Snagit Update Adds Tools for Isolating Text, Other Image Elements

Techsmith has announced the latest edition of its screen capture and image editing software, Snagit 2018, with updates designed to help users modify specific elements of images.

Microsoft Intros Immersive Reader in Word for iPad, Other Accessibility Updates

Microsoft has introduced new updates to improve accessibility and inclusivity across a range of education tools.

Newark School Reform Shows Mixed Impact

What does $200 million in school reform buy you? Improved English scores and no big change in math achievement. That's the bottom line offered in a working paper issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which examined an education transformation project in Newark Public Schools.

Privacy Concerns Dominate 2017 Student Data Legislation

Since 2013, lawmakers in 49 states have introduced 503 bills, and 41 states have passed 94 laws regarding education data privacy and security, according to the latest accounting by the Data Quality Campaign.

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