U.S. State Department Tackles Gender Gap in STEM Participation

Special programs lure students to the United States from the Middle East and North Africa to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math. (August 30, 2016)

Parent Advocacy Group Warns of Ed-Tech 'Threats'

Parents Across America describes the ed-tech explosion as a dangerous and unproven component of the "corporate reform" agenda. (December 0, )

Brain Imaging Eyed as Path to Better Education Software

Pioneering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are investigating how scans of human brain activity can provide information on student problem-solving, potentially leading to better ed-tech products. (August 18, 2016)

Cyberbullying More Common with Teens' Current or Former Friends, Study Says

Students are more likely to be cyberbullied by people they know than strangers, new research shows. (September 17, 2015)

Special Educators Want Mobile Technology, But More Training Needed

An initiative to improve the use of apps and mobile technology in the instruction of special education students finds that teachers aren't receiving the professional development they want. (September 17, 2015)

CliffsNotes Goes Digital, Personalized for Some Products

The popular yellow-cover study-guide series is offering a personalized, digital subscription service for its test-prep materials, but not its better-known literature-review guides. (December 0, )

Minecraft Software Startup Gets Boost From NSF Grant

ThoughtSTEM received a $750,000 grant through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research program, which gives out more than $190 million a year to small businesses. (December 0, )

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Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

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At the Education Business Forum, executives learned how the booming use of technology in schools around the world could open doors and stir competition. (12/11 03:05 pm)
Three major investors in ed-tech said companies looking for investment capital should focus on addressing unmet needs in schools. (12/09 09:53 pm)
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