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Report Sheds Light on 'Leaky STEM Pipeline'

NCES data set suggests a different scenario.

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The EdTech Teacher's Nightmare

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Council of Chief State Officers Names National Teacher of the Year

SHINY APPLES AND GOLD STARS: A big, warm EdSurge-y congrats to National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau who was received by President Obama last week at the White House along with other state teachers of the year. Charbonneau, a National Board Certified educator and member of the National ...

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NewSchools Summit 2013 - LIVE on May 1st

Join EdSurge for all the keynotes, interviews, and speakers.

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What Do You Learn By Taking Tests?

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS: Thoughtful questions raised here about whether more testing really helps kids prepare for college in an essay by Carol Burris, a Principal in the South Side High School in New York, and a blue-ribbon educator by many accounts. Writing in the Washington Post, Burris ...

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WhipSmart Learning Scores Seed Round

WHIPSMART LEARNING: Undisclosed six-figure seed round to New York-based WhipSmart Learning from an eclectic chorus of angels, including Don Kendall, Emma Bloomberg, Sharon and Judy Wurtzel, E. Scott Beattie, Neal Goff,  Charles Bendit, and Howard Chatzinoff. The team is led by two Teach for ...

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NYC Parents Raise Questions About InBloom

Brooklyn meeting airs concerns about database of student information

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Education Elements Retools

Company lays off significant portion of sales team

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Where Infrastructure Meets Innovation in Education

MOVING CUP TO LIP: That's the metaphor that Dr. Kenneth Green, founding director of The Campus Computing Project, uses to address the age-old déjà vu question: what does it take for technology to really have an effect in education? His keynote presentation at Saylor Foundation's 2013 Digital ...

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Amherst College Turns Down edX

WHITHER THE MOOC? Reports that the Amherst faculty voted to reject an offer to work with edX (70-41, with 5 abstaining) cuts at the heart of the quality-versus-quantity debate over MOOCs. Some of the misgivings from Amherst centered on the potential compromise of its brand as an elite school ...

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