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Capstone expands interactive eBook collection with new titles

More than 700 titles have been added to the Capstone Interactive eBooks collection. Among the newly added eBooks are titles from Capstone’s licensing collaborations with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, Sports Illustrated Kids, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Oklahoma picks the Discovery Education Science Techbook

The Oklahoma State Textbook Committee has approved the Discovery Education Science Techbook for statewide use as a core instructional resource. It adopted all elementary, middle and high school courses, including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics.

Virtual schools bring real concerns about quality

Scholars who study online education are recommending that states curb the growth of full-time virtual schools until better quality safeguards are put in place.

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Can students have too much tech?

More technology in the classroom has long been a policy-making panacea. But mounting evidence shows that showering students, especially those from struggling families, with networked devices will not shrink the class divide in education. If anything, it will widen it.

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A-bomb project inspires STEM in Tennessee town

From experimental scientific research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to industry certifications in welding, Oak Ridge Schools’ students are being provided with multiple avenues to train for STEM careers.

Education thought leaders forecast 2015 trends

Online and blended learning in schools has grown rapidly over the last several years. Momentum is only building as schools seek ways to boost achievement through the personalization of learning, increase access and equity, and control costs.

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Racial disparity forces L.A. schools to ban suspensions

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will no longer face suspension for minor acts like not coming to class prepared or refusing to remove a hat.