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Deep Practice: The Vital Edge in Math Achievement

A Seven-Part Series | Part One by Robert Sun Daniel Coyle’s book, The Talent Code, was considered groundbreaking in many circles because it provided strong insight into how, and why, “talent” can be acquired by virtually anyone. Most of us assume that talent is something people are born with. Coyle showed that under the right conditions, virtually anyone can become […]

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Hack Reactor Announces Acquisition of MakerSquare

In what is a sure sign of coming consolidation in the e-learning for computer programming industry, Hack Reactor announces its acquisition of MakerSquare, a leading coding school with presence in both San Francisco and Austin.  This move by Hack Reactor represents a significant development in its business model – namely, the introduction of its “extension school” program. The goal of this […]

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Balefire Labs Announces Winners of 2014 Best EdApp Competition

Balefire Labs has announced the results of its 2014 Best EdApp competition, with best mobile apps in the following subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. “We’re thrilled to award our ‘Best EdApp’ of the year awards for 2014,” said Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., President and Founder of Balefire Labs. “In 2014 we reviewed more than 2,000 educational […]

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Brainly Announces New Developments

Brainly, a Poland-based edtech startup, has announced opening office in New York City and upcoming opening in Berlin, to focus on the US market and West European talent. This development comes after Brainly’s securing $9MM Series A funding, led by Boston-based General Catalyst.  In addition, the company has expanded its executive team by having Julien Zakoian join as Chief Marketing […]

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Moodle Announces Moodle 2.8

Moodle, a leading open-source LMS company based in Perth, Australia, announces that it has released a new version of its platform, Moodle 2.8. With this release, the company has introduced important evolutions to its Gradebook, forums, analytics package, and improvements in usability in many areas of the platform. For more on Moodle, please see For full press release, please […]

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Reports from the Field: Dr. Stacy Scott, Framingham Public Schools Superintendent

Dr. Stacy Scott, Framingham Public Schools Superintendent, talks about the role of technology in education and how well schools are equipped to support it.

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Guest Post: Ebooks and DRM: A Legitimate Defense of Author Rights?

Guest poster David Parker talks about how publishers’ and authors’ interests diverge in regards to digital rights management.

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Harvard Business School to Host Global Energy Seminar

Harvard Business School will host its annual Global Energy Seminar executive education offering, from November 2–5, 2014 on the HBS campus.

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Online High School Curriculum Earns Certification from U. of California

California districts can now add these certified courses to their “a-g” course list without having to submit a complete course description to UC.

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