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Shmoop Gains College Board Approval for Select Online AP Courses

Digital publisher Shmoop has received approval from the College Board for some of its online Advanced Placement courses.

California Schools Aim to Meet Science Standards with Digital Curriculum

Some schools in California are turning to a private partner to provide digital STEM curriculum designed to meet the California Next Generation Science Standards.

K-8 Schools Invited to Apply for E-Books Access

The 200-book "K-5 Quickstart Collection," which is normally priced at $499 per year per building, is being made available for free to up to 1,000 schools through a donation program.

San Diego USD, Cox Business Partnership Connects 92 Additional Schools

The second largest school district in California is providing an additional 92 schools with fast an reliable Internet, thanks to a partnership with Cox Business.

Houston ISD Adopts Adaptive Motion Sensors

The Houston Independent School District has adopted motion detection equipment in an effort to improve security.

World Affairs Council Honors Blackboard for Global Commitment to Education

The World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C. has honored Blackboard with a Global Education Award, recognizing the ed tech company’s commitment to education worldwide.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Project-Based Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring how project-based learning can be used to improve learning for students.

New Eye-Tracking Systems for Researchers Double Sampling Frequency

Tobii Pro, a company that caters to academic and business users who need screen-based and wearable eye trackers, is introducing two new products — Tobii Pro Spectrum and Tobii Pro Lab.

Race to the Top Funding Impact on Student Outcomes 'Not Clear'

While RTT funding did introduce more use of the policies promoted by the multi-billion-dollar program, the impact of those changes on student achievement is "unclear," according to new research.

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