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Campus Safety: Crime and Bullying Plummet as Incarcerations of Youth Drop in Half (05/04/16)

Report: Parents Overestimate Children's Academic Achievement, Need Tools To Guide their Education (05/03/16)

Final Round of i3 Development Grants Seeks Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline (04/28/16)

New Report Critical of Virtual and Blended Schools (04/27/16)

Atlanta Kindergarten Tries Augmented Reality for Reading, Math (04/26/16)

Automated Engines Score Essays Like Humans (04/21/16)

Education Edition of Minecraft on Track for Summer Release (04/18/16)

Competition Looks for Best Ideas to Implement ESSA (04/14/16)

Report: Blended Fits Nicely To Re-Engage Dropouts (04/13/16)

Report Urges States To Dig into High-Speed Broadband Work (04/12/16)

Groups Urge FBI to Dismantle Website Aimed at Schools (04/07/16)

Data Privacy Legislation Scrutinized in NASBE Report (04/06/16)

Hit by Testing Provider Outages, Alaska Cancels Online Assessments (04/05/16)

Research University Offers Scholarships to Gamers, Building 'eSports' Gaming Arena for Live Streaming of Gaming Competitions (03/31/16)

NASA Awards $10 Million Grant to Develop Digital Science Courseware (03/30/16)

Oculus Rift VR Sets Begin Shipping (03/29/16)

Teaching with Call of Duty, World of Warcraft Subject of New Penn State Course (03/24/16)

Report: Shift to ESSA Can Bring Personalized Learning into Focus (03/23/16)

Report: Teacher Prep Reform Gets It Way Wrong (03/22/16)

New Teachers (Mostly) Prepped for Class; Not so Sure about PBL (03/17/16)

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