Avi Asher-Schapiro

Ten weeks before summer break each year, a social studies teacher at a New York high school makes a dramatic announcement. An uncle of theirs has passed away, leaving each student $25,000 with one condition: they invest their inheritances in the stock market. Students then play a simulator game that walks them through lessons on investing. Read more>>

Sponsored by Amazon Web Services

From BYOD to Chromebooks, there are more devices in the classroom than ever before. Desktop-as-a-Service, or DaaS, can help schools turn those devices into powerful instructional tools with simplified access to teaching software. Learn the top five ways cloud-based virtual desktops level the digital playing field for students. Read more>>

NBC Chicago

In a profession most readily associated with the printed word, school librarians have embraced what may seem like an unlikely tool. Librarians in public schools across the country are mixing new technologies like iPads and the internet with old to teach their students fundamental skills, while also preparing them for the digital age. But their progress is threatened by a familiar problem in education: funding. Read more>>

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As the use of technology increases in schools and across districts, it’s becoming more challenging to monitor and manage its use, support teachers and protect students. Visit NetSupport at booth 1026 at ISTE 2017 to see how its complete solution can help your school and district manage its IT with ease. Read more>>

Crain's Detroit Business

People with private sector expertise in the skilled trades would be able to earn an expedited teaching credential to teach vocational courses in Michigan schools under a plan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration unveiled. The state also intends to allow teachers and school counselors to earn required professional development and continuing education credit through externships with local employers or at career-technical centers. Read more>>

Nashville Public Radio

Nashville's grand plan to revamp its middle schools includes getting laptops in the hands of most middle school students, moving to digital textbooks for science, and adding an instruction specialist at each school to help teachers better use technology. In addition, an initiative will equip teachers interested in helping students learn computer coding. Read more>>

The Advocate

Gov. John Bel Edwards kicked off a $7.9 million project to fix up a Baton Rouge vocational technical facility in order to upgrade instruction in welding, pipefitting, electrical and instrumentation, culinary arts, healthcare and other skilled crafts. The plans calls for Baton Rouge high school students to take the courses as well. Read more>>

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