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Digital Promise Offers Free Framework for Tech Pilot Programs

Education leaders and technology developers looking to introduce pilot programs can now consult a step-by-step framework developed by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization working to accelerate innovation in education.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Updates Social Studies Curricula with Virtual Field Trips

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has unveiled HMH Social Studies 2018, a collection of social studies curricula for students in grades 6 through 12.

Edupoint Launches Online Peer-to-Peer Community for Educators

Edupoint Educational Systems has launched Synergy Community, a new online meeting place designed to offer educators peer-to-peer support.

Iowa District to Use $54K Google Grant for VR Hardware

Council Bluffs Community School District has received a $54,500 grant from Google to purchase 28 virtual reality kits with 15 headsets each, in an effort to boost student engagement and diversify instruction.

Study: U.S. Fourth and Eighth Graders Score Higher in Math and Science

American fourth and eighth graders are scoring better in math than they did in 1995, according to a new study released Tuesday. The results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), issued by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), also show some improvements over time in science among fourth and eighth graders.

Western Governors U Washington Partners with Ed Services District on Professional Development

Western Governors University Washington is partnering with Capital Region Educational Service District 113 in an effort to improve access to continuing education to the district's employees.

Eight States Have Fewer Than 10 Girls Take AP Computer Science Exam

More girls are taking the annual AP computer science exam, but boys still outnumber girls when it comes to taking the test. In fact, fewer than 10 girls took the May 2016 exam in eight states, and not a single female took the test in Mississippi and Montana.

Report: Tech, Creating Defining Characteristics of Gen Z Students

A recent survey from Adobe of more than 1,000 students and 400 teachers in the United States explores how Generation Z (ages 11-17) views creativity, technology and their futures outside the classroom.

Cleverywhere Debuts Game for Common Core Test Prep

Cleverywhere has launched a new game, ThemePark, designed to help students improve their scores on standardized tests.

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