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Ed-Tech Skeptic Larry Cuban Finds New Perspective Ed-Tech Skeptic Larry Cuban Finds New Perspective
After three decades of writing about the classroom limitations of technology, the Stanford professor offers his observations on promising digital strategies in the classroom. Read more.
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Sewable Electronics Make Circuits Fun!
Introduce a wide range of students to maker education through circuit building with the LilyPad Sewable Electronics Kit. This kit sparks interest in electronics in even the most reluctant students with e-textile craft projects that light up with LEDs, buttons and switches.
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Betsy DeVos Used Cherry-Picked Graduation Rates for Cyber Charters Betsy DeVos Used Cherry-Picked Graduation Rates for Cyber Charters
In responding to questions from the U.S. Senate during her nomination process, the secretary of education cited those figures to argue that full-time online charter schools are a valuable option for families. Read more.
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Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program's Success
The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries. Read more.
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Phishing Scam Targets School Employees' Information
The IRS is warning school districts to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees' W-2 forms. Read more.
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New Autopsy of inBloom Re-ignites Old Debates About Sharing Student Data
Three years after inBloom's demise, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong - and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges. Read more.
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AltSchool Joins Tech Companies Filing Brief Against Trump Immigration Order
Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are among 97 leading technology companies to contest the legality of President Trump's executive order limiting immigration. Read more.
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New Online Tool Aims to Help K-12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials
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Email Marketing: Generating Sales Leads vs. Alienating Potential Customers
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Use Design Thinking to Create an Opportunity to Learn
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How School Networks Work and Why That's Important
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Personal Privacy Is a Concern for All Tech Users
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K-12 Dealmaking: CodeMonkey Raises $1.5 Million; Tenka Labs Pulls In $2.1 Million
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Using Data to Support Students' Social-Emotional Learning: From the District to the Classroom
Supporting students' social-emotional learning (SEL) is critical to the work of schools todays. Join leaders from Washoe County, Nev., and Long Beach Unified, Calif., as they share experiences leading their districts to support students' SEL. Click here to attend this free live event.
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In this Spotlight, explore the costs, benefits, and drawbacks of this new approach to K-12 instruction. See other Spotlights.
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