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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...
Starting with the 2014-2015 REVERE Awards, innovation in learning resources is recognized within the parameters of the resource’s particular competition and product type. This switch allows the REVERE Awards to differentiate among the progress being made in all different facets of educational...
Teachers buying supplies for their students is not new. However, the juxtaposition of decreased state and local education budgets with the increased focus on edtech leads to many questions on how educators are outfitting their classrooms. The Huffington Post took to social media to find out how...
Resources for educators, administrators, and others in the larger education community are an integral part of the education ecosystem. The REVERE Awards honor these products, which provide high quality support and professional development to those working with and around students and learners of...
For several years, a diverse team of writers, actors, animators, and musicians has been working together to bring The Prophet, the bestselling book of lyrical prose by Khalil Gibran, to the big screen. Now opening in theaters nationwide, Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet offers a new take on the beloved...
Federal and most state legislatures are just starting up again, but interesting policy news has been coming from high-profile education policy stakeholders. Read on for announcements from the across the education landscape. Linda Darling-Hammond—Professor of Education Emeritus at...
Tracing the history of vo-tech courses as part of every U.S. student’s academic experience in an article for Forbes, Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation, advocates for bringing vocational training back to schools. In the piece he challenges the idea that “...
If the classroom trend is to “go digital,” ebooks would seem an obvious avenue. According to a new article in Publishers Weekly, though, while ebook sales are on the rise, the decision to move in that direction has many complicating factors. Most important, as noted by several sources in the...
Math can be a struggle for many learners, particularly when they think it’s only memorization, worksheets, and information they’ll never use once they’re out of school. Today’s math resources are breaking through these misconceptions by providing experiences that are adaptive, motivating, and tied...

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