Department of Education Provides STEM Funding

Department of Education Provides STEM Funding

The Department of Education in fiscal 2018 not only fulfilled but surpassed a directive from President Trump to provide $200 million for science, technology, engineering and math, including computer science, education. The Department awarded $279 million in STEM discretionary grant funds in the fiscal year.


Waterford Will Expand Kindergarten Readiness in Five States

Waterford Will Expand Kindergarten Readiness in Five States

The Waterford Institute has been awarded a five-year, $14.2 million grant to launch Waterford UPSTART pilot programs in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, and Montana, affording children in each of these states complimentary access to the Institute’s kindergarten readiness program.


U.S. Textbook Exports Fall 7.3% in First Half of the Year

U.S. Textbook Exports Fall 7.3% in First Half of the Year

In an era of trade wars and challenges to traditional formats and distribution models, U.S. education publishers are re-examining their business models for approaching international markets.


K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

K12 Inc., manager of virtual schools and provider of online learning resources, in August made a $9 million investment in STEM Premier to help grow the online community that links current and future workforce talent with organizational recruiting needs in a variety of career fields.


K-12 Publishers Adapt to Changing Demand in Schools

K-12 Publishers Adapt to Changing Demand in Schools

Publishers are approaching changes in the PreK-12 instructional materials market in different ways


Educators Look for “Integrated Ala Carte”

Educators Look for “Integrated Ala Carte”

School technology leaders increasingly report that they have infrastructure in place and student devices deployed, but they are still working on ways to use that technology to improve classroom instruction.


Looking to the Future of K-12 Education

Looking to the Future of K-12 Education

A window into the future of education can be seen in the accelerator programs supporting educational technology development and in the changes schools are making to get ready for new ways to teach and learn.


Robots Coming to Classrooms to Engage Young Students

Robots Coming to Classrooms to Engage Young Students

Companies are offering, and schools are considering, more options for using robots in primary education as research indicates children are capable of STEM learning at an early age.


Pushing out Walls and Shunning Desks for New Ways of Learning

Pushing out Walls and Shunning Desks for New Ways of Learning

Schools of the future typically include plenty of open spaces, including learning commons, makerspaces and wide hallways to encourage collaboration.


Technology Giants Offer New Options to Schools

Technology Giants Offer New Options to Schools

Some of the largest technology companies in the U.S. in April are touting new products and partnerships as they compete to supply technology to K-12 classrooms.