Matt Zalaznick

As voice-activated devices transition from homes to classrooms, dozens of teachers now lead spelling practice, present history lessons and interact with their students in new ways. Teachers also experiment with new modes of engagement that students will see in their professional lives. Read more>>

Forbes

Innovation in education can range from adding makerspaces to using artificial intelligence tutors. Education technology solutions abound. That's why taking the right approach to innovation is important, and has implications not just for student outcomes, but also for tactical purchasing decisions and student, teacher and leader development. Read more>>

Associated Press via WHSV

Peek inside your average classroom these days, and you'll likely see teachers using apps, websites and software, which borrow elements from video games, to connect with students living technology-infused lives. By all accounts, they're fun to use, and studies have found that some can be effective. But there is also skepticism. Are students who use them better educated, or just better entertained? Read more>>

Herald-Mail

Starting in the 2020-21 school year, Washington County Technical High School students will have access to advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and cloud computing programs. Leaders at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will expand course offerings to cover computer game development, animation and digital communications. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Chicago

Illinois education officials may propose creating more scholarships or making more student data available to public universities, in an effort to stanch the flow of freshmen choosing to attend colleges outside the state. Read more>>

The Baltimore Sun

The proposed $1.65 billion operating budget for Baltimore County Public Schools includes $56 million for administration, $603 million for instructional salaries and wages, and $209 million for special education. The plan also calls for cutting the number of computers available for K2 students by half. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

Providing additional learning supports for young students to experience STEM are among the ways schools can help diversify engineering programs. But we must also improve the opportunities for out-of-school learning for minority children. Read more>>

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