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Apex Learning To Launch Adaptive Tutorials for Remediation

Apex Learning has launched a new level of personalization to its Tutorials that aims to identify learning gaps and provide remediation to help bring students to grade level.

Pearson, Teaching Channel Partner for Online PD

Pearson has partnered with Teaching Channel to create an online professional development community for teachers who use Pearson's myPerspectives English language arts curriculum.

YouTube for iOS Update Supports Google Cardboard

The latest release for iOS now has full Cardboard support, enabling any YouTube video to be viewed in VR mode.

Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment

Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she recovers from leukemia and gets chemotherapy.

Research: Display Size Impacts Student Comprehension

More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized classroom.

Eighth Grade Girls Score Higher than Boys in Tech and Engineering on Newest NAEP Test

On the first national assessment of students’ technology and engineering abilities, eighth grade girls scored three points higher on average than eighth grade boys. And white students scored significantly better in tech and engineering than black and Hispanic students.

Private Institutions Sign on To Offer 'Tuition Reward' Points

A number of private colleges have recently signed on for a program that gives them marketing access to potential students whose families have accounts at specific financial companies.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts Game-Based Study App

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched StudyPop, a new iOS app designed to turn studying into a game.

National Institute for STEM Ed Integrates Chalk & Wire's E-Portfolio Solution

The National Institute for STEM Education has partnered with Chalk & Wire in an effort to improve assessment of STEM teachers as they seek certification.

Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need some Online Risk

If adults want to help teenagers learn how to handle the big risks of Internet usage, the best thing we can do is let them get used to handling smaller risky online situations. That's the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety.

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