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Over the past few years two big issues have been capturing headlines in the education community: the Common Core and game-based learning. A new article from the Hechinger Report examines whether or not students can learn the Common Core through gaming. As with any educational resource, educators...
Bill Goodwyn, President and CEO of Discovery Education, will receive the Visionary Award at the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s Lamplighter Honors Gala on December 7. The Visionary Award is given to individuals for their insight and exceptional leadership. Bill is receiving this award for...
What makes a Golden Lamp-winning product? The best of the best of the REVERE Awards winners, Golden Lamp products are chosen based on excellence in key areas like content & pedagogy (or approach), adaptability, engagement, creativity, usability, and overall experience. In a recent webinar...
A new poll by Education Post shows that about half of U.S. parents are dissatisfied with the amount of testing in school, feeling that schools are testing too much. Parents are generally not against testing, though. Instead, they would like tests that focus on assisting teachers with creating...
During the Master Class webinar "What the C3 Framework Means (And Doesn't Mean) for Social Studies Product Development, the presenters discussed the origin of the C3 and how it impacts learning resource developers. In this clip Aaron Willis, Chief Education Officer, Social Studies School Service;...
With several of today's current events and issues affecting not just one country but many, global education has become more important now than ever before. Today’s youth is more knowledgeable about current events than any other generation before them thanks to the media. Furthermore, film,...
Tremendous growth in classroom technology has opened the doors for massive new uses of data and accompanying questions from policymakers, schools, parents and students alike on how that data is being stored and used. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) report Student Data Privacy: What Happened in...
Chris Willig, President, School Group for McGraw-Hill Education, will receive the Visionary Award at the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s Lamplighter Honors Gala on December 7. The Visionary Award is given to individuals for their insight and exceptional leadership. Chris is receiving this...
What makes a Golden Lamp-winning product? The best of the best of the REVERE Awards winners, Golden Lamp products are chosen based on excellence in key areas like content & pedagogy (or approach), adaptability, engagement, creativity, usability, and overall experience. In a recent webinar...
Two new surveys examine STEM/science education and its importance for children’s future careers. While looking at different educational venues (afterschool programs compared to the regular school day), both reports show the majority of parents strongly support increased STEM/science education and...

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