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March 19, 2015

World Economic Forum Identifies Ed-Tech Needs for 21st Century Skills

Digital resources that teach and measure "higher-order" competencies like critical thinking and problem solving, and character qualities like grit and adaptability, are in short supply.

March 13, 2015

Matching Students to Career Paths Through Data

A panel at the South by Southwest edu conference explored the potential for using data to match students with career interests and keep them on track to graduation.

March 12, 2015

Educators, Employers at Odds Over How to Educate Tomorrow's Workforce

A spirited debate erupted at SXSWedu about who should take responsibility for college graduates' lack of preparedness for jobs that are available today.

January 30, 2015

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, Lobby to Retain Annual Tests

Two national business organizations want annual tests kept in the rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act.

September 30, 2014

Pearson Lands Common-Core Contract in Mississippi After Testing Standoff

The Mississippi department of education awarded an $8.3 million contract to Pearson, in a decision it said was compelled by a state board's failure to act.

September 17, 2014

Chegg Touts Counseling Service for High Schoolers

Chegg is offering $24-per-hour college counseling to high school students, which the company says is an alternative to costly services.

June 23, 2014

School Leaders See Potential for Mobile Devices to Help College, Career Preparation, Survey Finds

Forty-six percent of school administrators cite mobile device use as a "major factor" in college- and career-readiness instruction for students.

May 21, 2014

N.Y. Mayor Touts $670 Million Tech Investment for City Schools

Most will be spent to wire city schools and purchase new hardware, while $20 million will buy new devices and software for classrooms.

April 23, 2014

Teachers at Summit Tell Ed. Companies What They Want--and What They Don't

A panel that included K-12 teachers gave attendees at a major education business a blunt view of their frustrations and worries about classroom technologies.

March 24, 2014

Report Urges Massachusetts, a Top Academic Performer, to Aim Higher

Two decades after Massachusetts made major changes to its education system, a new report argues that it needs to address school funding and autonomy, to maintain its elite status.

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