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August 01, 2014

International Testing Official, Philly Principal Win Innovation Award

Andres Schleicher of the OECD, Sara Martinez Tucker of the National Math and Science Initiative, and Chris Lehmann of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy were named winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize.

August 01, 2014

Crowd-Funding, Student Petitions Bring Computer Science Classes to California Districts

Next school year, four high schools in California will debut Advanced Placement Computer Science classes, thanks to student petitions and crowd-funding campaigns supportive of those efforts.

July 28, 2014

Florida Teen Battling to Become PowerPoint Champion of the World

Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.

July 23, 2014

Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds

The American Library Association's 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey finds overall improvements in library connectivity, technology, and programming nationwide.

June 30, 2014

Popular 'Maker Movement' Incompatible With Common Core, Authors Contend

Maker education is a hot topic at ISTE, where educators and authors Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager discussed their new book "Invent to Learn."

June 24, 2014

Gender Gap in Computer Coding the Focus of $50 Million Google Donation

Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.

June 09, 2014

Chicago Public Schools Take Major Step Into Computer-Science Studies

The third-largest school district in the country will offer computer science to elementary students and make it part of the core curriculum.

May 27, 2014

Big Player in Geographic Systems Donates Software to Every School in Country

As part of the federal ConnectED initiative, an estimated 100,000 U.S. schools will be given free accounts to ArcGIS Online, a leading geovisual software program from Redlands, Calif.-based Esri.

May 15, 2014

Q&A: Harvard Researcher Argues Claims of STEM Worker Shortage Overblown

Labor market data do not support industry claims of a looming shortage of scientists and engineers, argues Michael Teitelbaum in a new book.

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.

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