The school year might be over, but learning hasn’t stopped. While their students are off splashing in pools, relaxing on beaches, and sleeping in late, teachers are working on lesson plans and preparing their classrooms for the next school year. Teachers can also strengthen their ed tech skills with free webinars offered over summer break.

Makers are the creators and problem-solvers of tomorrow, inspiring students to address the nation’s challenges with a STEM-focused approach. The second annual National Week of Making, June 17-23, coincides with the National Maker Faire, June 18-19.






As the academic year winds down, a new generation of students are beginning their college careers and interacting with their schools’ digital capabilities. From registering for classes to selecting housing and applying for financial aid, students are seeing if their universities’ digital properties are up to snuff. However, a majority of students aren’t satisfied with […]

Career Day just went digital. The Reach Higher Initiative, a program started by first lady Michelle Obama, and the U.S. Department of Education recently announced five finalists in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge, a competition promoting the development of mobile application solutions that will help middle and high school students navigate education and career […]

Data provides parents, educators, and policymakers with the information they need to personalize and support student learning. “It’s incredibly important that the individual classroom teacher… [is] able to use data and access data to drive learning in their class,” said Chip Slaven, counsel to the president and senior advocacy adviser for the Alliance for Excellent […]

Common Core is a hotly contested education issue in the 2016 election cycle, with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, the presumptive presidential candidates, having radically different opinions on the initiative. What is Common Core? Common Core is a set of academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. The purpose of the standards […]

A recent study pointed to a lack of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) role models for females, but it’s not slowing down females’ knowledge of technology and engineering. A national assessment of eighth graders’ technology and engineering literacy reveals female students outperformed their male peers. Overall, female students scored three points higher than male students. They […]

Calling all young filmmakers! The White House is accepting entries for the White House Student Film Festival through July 15. K-12 students, including graduating seniors, can submit their video on the theme “The World I Want to Live In.” If selected, the filmmakers have a chance to attend the film festival at the White House. The […]

Teachers are increasingly focused on bringing technology into the classroom, yet neither Democrat Hillary Clinton nor Republican Donald Trump, the presumptive presidential candidates, even mention the word technology in their K-12 education platforms. According to a recent study by Edgenuity, a provider of online and blended learning services, 91 percent of teachers agree with the statement: […]

Students are directed to go online for schoolwork, and corporations are reaping the benefits by subjecting these students to targeted marketing. The National Education Policy Center’s (NEPC) 18th Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercialism Trends, “Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School,” examines how “the policies that enable and encourage these practices connect today’s children and adolescents […]

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