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  • State Leaders Weigh In on Open Source Assessment

    Open source assessments have great potential for cost savings, collaboration, and standards adoption, but there are also some perception barriers that stand in the way of wider adoption in the immediate future, according to a new report exploring the attitudes of state assessment and technology leaders.

  • Education Department Names Race to the Top Winners

    The United States Department of Education Monday announced the winners in the first phase of the Race to the Top competition. Delaware and Tennessee have been awarded a combined total of about $600 million to implement school reform plans over the next four years. The second round of the program is now underway, with $3.4 billion available to states.

  • STEM Review Suggests Small Measures To Close Gender Gap

    While biological differences between the genders could play a role in women's propensity to move away from STEM fields, the research is inconclusive, according to a review of research projects on the topic done by the AAUW. More likely, according to the researchers, is that cultural factors have a greater impact in the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math.

  • AMD Foots Bill for Gaming Workshop for Teachers

    AMD is sponsoring a day-long game design workshop this May for teachers at an annual game conference. The chip maker's foundation is awarding a $100,000 grant to fund the workshop during Games for Change, which is hosted in New York by Parsons The New School for Design and the Games for Learning Institute at New York University.

  • South Dakota Initiates Pilot Program for Statewide Writing Assessment

    The South Dakota Department of Education the spring will launch a new pilot program designed to improve statewide formative writing tests.