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Teen software whiz shows challenges facing schools

14-year-old entrepreneur highlights the challenges educators face in teaching members of the iGeneration

Waiting for Superman II

In the beginning of this school year, the nation’s public schools suffered a significant amount of negative media attention that aligned with the release of the film "Waiting for Superman."

Cheyenne, Wyoming school launches parental outreach program

Though the school day was long over, some parents and staff at one Laramie County School District 1 elementary school returned on a Tuesday evening for a class of their own.

How to keep tabs on mobile school computers … without being sued for ‘spying’

The Brick Township Public Schools had a problem with missing mobile computers, too–but not any more. And it won’t be in any legal danger from spying on students, either.

Forum explores how to spur school innovation

Public-private partnerships and incentives to change whole systems were among the strategies floated at the recent Education Innovation Forum

Student Entrepreneurs Win Big: "Changing the World and Our Community"

Teenagers used entrepreneurial spirit to fight truancy and design a new school. In the process, they became international winners.

Intel Science Talent Search 2011 Finalists Announced!

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and beginning in 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.

Google makes ed-tech splash with apps marketplace

Appealing to schools hoping to abandon outdated software, Google’s Apps Marketplace offers a host of educational technology tools for educators

Training Youths in the Ways of the Workplace

"These are the most exciting evaluation results we’ve seen in youth employment in 20 or 30 years — and the first to show a really substantial earnings gain."

To Learn Best, Write an Essay

Trying to remember what you’ve just studied, then writing it down, may be a surprisingly good way to learn.