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Interest from the White House, policy organizations, large companies, and a new bipartisan caucus formed to educate leaders on Career Technical Education (CTE) indicates a push towards career tech is part of the new education landscape. Kim Green, Executive Director of the National...
At this year’s Fall Policy Exchange held by the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group, Mike Trucano of the World Bank Group gave the keynote address on Technology Education in Developing Countries. In his presentation Trucano related his experiences working around the globe to promote education...
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 the...
A new survey from Pearson, conducted on its behalf by Harris Poll, shows a rise in smartphone and mobile device ownership among U.S. students in grades 4-12, but Wi-Fi access in schools is not as prevalent. While 96% of the students surveyed have Wi-Fi at home, only 68% do at school. Furthermore,...
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has been examining the education needs of Hispanic families, particularly low-income ones, and the impact of digital media. In a recent article published in Education Week and on the Cooney Center blog, Executive Director Michael Levine and his colleagues Vikki S. Katz (...
A new report from the OECD found that there is no significant improvement in outcomes in science, reading, and math for students regularly using classroom technology compared to those who are not. More important, while technology is supposed to help equalize opportunities for advantaged and...
The 2014-2015 REVERE Awards for Integrated Marketing marked a shift in the competition for education marketing. The focus on multifaceted campaigns, rather than single media categories, provided a comprehensive look at campaigns from start to finish, with a particular focus on clear and impressive...
From 1987 to 2012 the percent of minority teachers in the United States only grew from 12 to 17 while minority students now account for over half of the student population. According to a new report from the Albert Shanker Institute, this disparity is caused not by recruitment problems but by...
The release of the School Library Journal’s annual survey of ebook trends in K-12 school libraries presents a nuanced landscape of digital book options and preferences for students throughout the US. The most wide-ranging statistic of the survey cites a 10 point decrease of ebook offerings in...

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