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April 08, 2014

Use of Digital Tools Rises, but 'STEM' Gender Gap Persists, Survey Finds

A new survey reveals the need for classroom innovation beyond the implementation of digital tools for enhanced student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, careers. Twenty-nine percent of high school boys said they were very interested in pursuing a career in STEM areas while only 19 percent of girls had the same ambition.

April 07, 2014

Model 'Inclusive' STEM High Schools Share Common Traits, Researchers Say

Innovative technology use, project-based learning, and real-world partnerships are among the common traits shared by exemplary open-enrollment STEM high schools, researchers found.

February 21, 2014

Boasts About Textbooks Aligned to Common Core a 'Sham,' Say Researchers

The jury is still out on whether new, digital instructional materials can achieve greater alignment with new standards than traditional textbooks.

January 27, 2014

Educational Quality of Children's Media Declines With Age, Parents Report

A new national survey of parents finds that mobile platforms are missing the mark in providing educational media geared toward older children.

January 22, 2014

Americans Worried, Uninformed About Student Data Privacy, Survey Finds

The nonprofit group Common Sense Media found overwhelming bipartisan support for proposals geared towards safeguarding children's personal information.

January 10, 2014

Big Race, Gender Gaps In Participation On AP Computer Science Exam

A new study found that in some states, no girls, Blacks or Hispanics took the Advanced Placement computer science exam.

December 06, 2013

Student Persistence Low in MOOCs With Higher Workloads, Study Finds

Rates of student completions of "MOOCs" offered through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera ranged from 2 percent to 14 percent, research shows.

October 29, 2013

Rural Teachers Look to Blended Learning, Report Finds

Rural Idaho teachers who are using blended learning say it benefits their instruction, but many teachers haven't incorporated it into their classrooms yet, according to a new study.

October 23, 2013

Survey Says Schools Lack Adequate E-Rate Funding

A new survey from the Consortium for School Networking highlights the challenges schools face when seeking to make technology upgrades through the federal E-rate program.

August 13, 2013

Video-Game Research Delves Into How Children Succeed

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison believe video games can be used to simultaneously cultivate and assess noncognitive skills.

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