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Report: To Engage Students, Science Ed Needs to Emphasize Local Phenomena

A new National Academy of Sciences draft report looks at middle and high school science labs and explores how best to engage students in doing science and engineering.

Testing Platform for Trades Updated

A nonprofit that produces a testing system for students learning construction trades has made updates to the platform. The system, developed by the National Center for Construction Education & Research, allows teachers and administrators to issue, grade and score tests.

'Nobel Prize for Education' Seeks 2019 Nominees

The World Innovation Summit for Education is seeking nominations for its 2019 WISE Prize, akin to a Nobel Prize for education. The honor includes a $500,000 prize and can go to an individual or a team of up to six people.

STEMscopes Science Bundle to Offer BBC Science Streaming Add-on

Accelerate Learning is working with BBC Studios in an arrangement that will add media streaming to Accelerate's STEM education products and services.

Prioritizing Privacy: Managing Tracking Technologies

All tracking technologies have privacy implications. Whether those implications would be problematic for your school system often depends on what third parties are used to perform those functions, how they are configured and if the user is an adult or a student.

Brief: It's Time for States to Protect School Directory Information

FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, grants schools a "directory information exception," allowing them to share students' personal information with third parties when it wouldn't "generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed." This ability comes with no limits. In fact, the third party can then "redisclose" that information to anybody.

How Ed Tech is Assessing New Skills, Changing the Assessment Landscape

The complexities that humans come face to face with on a daily basis are ever increasing. Because of this, the core skills that are demanded of students are shifting rapidly as we are trying to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Gleaning New Insights into How People Learn

When the National Academies issued its first expanded "How People Learn" report, the contents struck a nerve, providing a readable explanation of the various research findings on the science of learning along with guidance on how to turn those insights into instructional practice in the classroom. A new version of that report offers an updated view on the topic and pushes beyond K-12.

Amazon Expands Future Engineer Program to Younger Grades

Amazon has expanded its "Future Engineer" initiative into K-8. The program has begun offering free online lessons and funding summer camps to help students discover the fun of computer science.

The Continuous Evolution of Online Schools

As we are only beginning to discover the true potential of online learning, providers have a responsibility to ensure that it continues to evolve to best meet the needs of every student who chooses it.

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