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Interactive Lesson Platform Aims to Support Digital Classrooms

An updated interactive lesson platform from NextLesson offers thousands of standards-aligned lessons with easy-to-use features for teachers and students.

VR to Drive Widespread Adoption of 360 Degree Cameras

360-degree cameras allow users to shoot spherical videos and still images, which can be shared on services like Facebook and YouTube and experienced as virtual reality using a phone, tablet or dedicated VR headset.

Gaming Startup Deploys STEM Initiatives in 223 Schools

GameSalad has introduced its STEM-based education initiatives, reaching more than 6,700 students.

High School Researchers Vie for Scholarships in Siemens Math, Science, Tech Competition

This year's event is coming up on a crucial deadline: All individual and student teams need to have their research reports and related materials turned in by Sept. 20.

Ed Department Proposes ESSA Spending Rules

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released proposed rules Wednesday to implement federal funds allocated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ED is focusing on the provision that federal funds must supplement, and may not supplant, state and local funds.

Charter School Network Unveils First Health Professions School

The IDEA Public Schools charter network plans to build a health professions school in Austin, for students in pre-K–12, to address the need for primary care doctors in Texas.

Texas Ed Agency Fines ETS $20.7 Million for Late Test Results

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is fining New Jersey-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) $20.7 million for late and inconsistent delivery of results from its State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests, administered during the 2015-16 school year.

PBS, National Writing Project Platform Allows Teens to Voice Opinions on Presidential Election

A newly launched website from KQED and the National Writing Project encourages teens to research, write and share letters on issues that matter to youth this presidential election.

Science, Social Studies Library Introduces Assessment Tool

The Kids Discover Online library now includes a feature that allows teachers to create customizable quizzes and assignments.

FBI Raids Home of Ex-College Board Official After SAT Leak

FBI agents searched the home of a former employee of the College Board, the nonprofit company that administers the SAT, as part of an investigation into the breach and release of hundreds of questions from future SAT college entrance exams.

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