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Science, Engineering, Health Doctorates Find Career Success

The National Science Board, the National Science Foundation's policy arm, has released an interactive infographic that explores 25 years of science, engineering and health doctoral pathways.

Language Learning Apps Haven't Helped Struggling ELL Students

Despite the proliferation of language learning apps such as Babbel and Duolingo, these new tech products do not seem to be helping young students who struggle to learn English. At least, that’s the finding in a recent article published by EdSurge, which covers technology in education in K–12 and colleges and universities.

San Antonio ISD to Open Tech High School

San Antonio Independent School District will be opening a hi-tech high school this fall — the first in a network of industry-led, career-themed schools.

Kids Prefer Math and Science Subjects While Parents Value Reading and Writing

A majority of parents will say their children favor math and science subjects the most in school, while they themselves tend to think reading and writing skills are more important for future success, according to new survey data from the Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation.

School Leaders Could Do Better at Using Evaluation Systems for PD Guidance

Just as Dorothy already had what she needed to return home from Oz, schools and districts are already equipped to help teachers identify areas for continuous professional growth; they just need to know how to use their resources — and specifically, their evaluation systems — more effectively.

NGSS Issues 'Lessons Learned' for Instructional Materials and PD

Start with a small cohort of teachers; provide professional learning opportunities to all teachers; include school leaders in the training. Those are some of the more obvious best practices tied to professional development for teachers learning how to teach to the Next Generation Science Standards, shared in a new guide published by NGSS.

PCs Buck Downward Trend, Inch Negligibly Upward in 1Q

While IDC acknowledged that a sub-percentage point increase in traditional PC shipments "was arguably flat," the IT market research firm said it was still noteworthy for being the first sign of expansion for PC sales in five years.

Report: Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4% in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 percent increase from 2016, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.7 percent, due in part to the rising United States dollar.

State Progress on K-12 Computer Science Ed Policies: 'We Have a Long Way to Go'

According to a new report, "States must both inspire and prepare a far greater number of students to pursue CS education and related careers."

Report Assesses ELA Programs In-Depth

Last year, four "all-star" educators sat down to examine nine popular digital resources specifically intended for improving reading and writing in the classroom.

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