Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:56am
The Blended Learning Initiative, a collaborative partnership developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Steppingstone Scholars Inc., aims to narrow the achievement gap for underserved populations by preparing a diverse group of high school students for college. The summer program mixes online learning, classroom interaction and mentoring.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:44pm
Cleveland Municipal School District's new Cleveland High School for the Digital Arts welcomed its first class. A new freshman class will be added each year until it becomes a four-year school. The school, which will hold year-round classes, offers the standard core curriculum in addition to video production, game design and digital music recording.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:49pm
Knovation inked a technology integration agreement with SAFARI Montage to expand and simplify educator access to curated digital resources. The partnership allows netTrekker and SAFARI Montage users to access more than 360,000 digital learning resources from Knovation through a single, integrated search.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 1:41pm
School officials’ right to search students’ cellphones has only become trickier and stickier because of a recent Supreme Court decision making it clear that police officers need a warrant before searching a cellphone. While the ruling applies directly to law enforcement officials, school officials say they believe it may affect them.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:50am
The Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform program, with a new $5 million, three-year grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, will work to develop a model for middle-school STEM education that will include a new curriculum supported by updated professional development strategies.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:44am
Kaplan, Inc. and Techstars announced the 12 education technology startups selected to participate in the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a three-month immersive mentorship and business development program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:33am
While it is important that society educate women and men in the areas of science and technology, it is also important that we educate people to ask the questions about when to use such knowledge.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:29am
World Wide Security Group is providing all customers with one mobile security app. The new app, Life Button 24, was developed to bring assistance to anyone who feels threatened. The app can be used by anyone, but is limited to one free app per family or business.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 7:08am
About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian. The librarian’s ability to teach all students digital literacy skills plays a large role in closing the digital divide between students with internet at home and those who don’t have access.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 6:58am
Winncom Technologies has announced a new distribution agreement with GoNet Systems to deliver GoNet's optimized Wi-Fi solution with Next Generation MIMO - Beamforming technology. The solution is designed to support the latest Wi-Fi standards from 802.11a/b/g/n to 802.11ac.