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Photo Essay: Virtual missions to space enhance STEM studies

Students can step inside an astronaut’s’ boots to experience life and research onboard the international space station with online science courses offered by the Virtual High School, which supplements public school instruction.

K12 product Focus: Projectors

Although traditional projectors remain popular, many school districts now opt for ultra short-throw, interactive devicesall-in-one solutions that replace the costs and technological support once needed for whiteboards, flat screen monitors and other display technologies.

College and career plans hatch in kindergarten

Superintendent Genevra Walters introduced a new philosophy for elementary education at Kankakee School District in Illinois. Her model focuses on college and career prep from a young ages—students do four hands-on, career-oriented projects per year that are based on a specific career strand.

Confronting a hidden education crisis

In the 2013-14 school year, there were more than 1.3 million homeless students, a 7 percent increase from the previous year and more than double the number in 2006-07. While that number is troubling, researchers believe it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Neuroscience drives universal design instruction

A new teaching model that’s gaining traction in classrooms bases instruction on how different areas of the brain function. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consists of three primary principles to leverage the what, how and why stages of learning.

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