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November 23, 2015

Open Ed. Resources Promoted by State Policy Group

A new portal created by the Council of Chief State School Officers provides case studies and resources on OER for state and local education officials.

September 25, 2015

Steve Jobs' Widow Launches $50M Competition to Redesign High Schools

XQ: The Super School Project, is a competition led by Laurene Powell Jobs, which is being managed by Russlynn Ali, the former assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education.

September 24, 2015

Students' Tablet, Smartphone Usage Climbs, With Strong Appetite for Apps

Seventy-eight percent of elementary school students say they regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago, according a survey released by Pearson and conducted by the Harris Poll.

September 24, 2015

Are 1-to-1 'Maker Space' Tools the Next K-12 Trend?

A New York City-based company, littleBits, is offering modular electronics components for schools and libraries through a 1-to-1 model common in the world of ed-tech.

September 10, 2015

American Institutes for Research to Partner on Accelerator Project

The AIR will be a primary option for companies vetting their products through the Jefferson Education Accelerator.

September 09, 2015

Intel Plans to Drop Support for High-Profile Science Competition

Intel will end its sponsorship of the Science Talent Search, one of the world's most prominent competitions for showcasing student "STEM" talent.

September 03, 2015

K-12 Teachers Use Social Media at Home, But Not in Class, Poll Finds

A national poll, which speaks to how and when teachers use social media, finds that educators shun those online forms for in-class use.

August 13, 2015

Regional Partnerships Emerging to Support K-12 Innovation

Attendees at a Chicago gathering explored the potential for regional clusters of businesses, colleges, nonprofits, and schools to work together to support innovation.

July 30, 2015

Amazon Top Pick for Contract to Create N.Y.C. Schools' e-Book 'Marketplace'

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

July 30, 2015

New Ed-Tech Accelerator Program Seeks Breakthroughs in K-12 Science

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

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