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Connecting education professionals with industry news, insights, resources and trends.

Meet this month's Editor's Choice Content Award winners.


Leaders from metro areas recently met at the Brookings Institution to discuss youth summer jobs programs.

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Educator reflects on coaching local teachers in Botswana about technology and student engagement.

Educator Nick Provenzano shares how project-based learning in his classroom gets students wrestling with ideas and coming up with creative solutions to problems.

A wrap up of the new edtech products and services that debuted this month.


Edtech expert offers a glimpse at the tech trends setting the stage for the 2016-17 school year.

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Elementary reading specialists share best practices for developing and maintaining lines of communication.

How you can enrich your instruction through Open Education Resources.

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Teacher/blogger shares how she created a comprehensive spreadsheet that breaks down the pros and cons of school-communication apps.


New Jersey school district integrates STEAM curriculum to provide new opportunities for inner-city students.

The value of education for companies and their people
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Investing in employees can pay off for organizations through attaining a more skilled workforce and higher retention rates.


How one education leader uses technology to share PD learning opportunities

Tech Tip: Using video to support teacher training programs

Some teacher preparation programs are using video as an aid for observation and reflection. Here are three keys to help make it a meaningful experience.

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How hands-on, problem-based learning can bridge the gap between school and career


Eight culinary arts inspired STEAM lessons