Tag: Schools

What’s open, what’s closed on New Year’s Day 2019

WASHINGTON — New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday, so government-run locations and transportation systems may not be open, or may be working on a different schedule. See the list below to save some time this New Year’s Day. Travel and transit D.C. Department of Public Works will not enforce meter and residential parking limits. […]

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Bolt is Sphero’s most advanced educational robot yet, retails for $150

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sphero, the leader in Connected Play, announced today the launch of its latest app-enabled robotic ball, Sphero BOLT. Building upon the company’s suite of products rooted in a commitment to education, Sphero BOLT’s capabilities empower users to dive deeper into the world of STEAM learning. In addition to the robot itself, Sphero BOLT is […]

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What Montgomery Co. can learn from DC about condom distribution

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County’s Board of Education is weighing a plan to make condoms accessible to all of its high school students. The proposal comes after an effort to distribute condoms in four of the county schools’ wellness centers is about to go into effect. In D.C., however, condoms have already been distributed to students […]

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More Schools Banning Backpacks As Students Return To Class

(CBS Local) – As parents and children around the country begin heading back to class, more and more schools are banning backpacks from their buildings. More education officials are forbidding their students from using bags and purses while on school grounds, as a result of the rise in school shootings. High schools in Texas, Illinois, Ohio, […]

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Link About It: France to Ban Smartphones at Schools

France to Ban Smartphones at Schools on 01 August 2018 It began in 2017: French officials imposed a law that limited how frequently and in what manner employers may contact employees outside of office hours. Now, the French government is setting their sights on schools. Smartphone-less students, they believe, will improve classroom efficiency, effectiveness and, […]

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Apple launches its free Schoolwork app for teachers

Apple this morning launched Schoolwork, a free app for teachers that was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago back in March. The cloud-based app allows teachers using iPads in the classroom to create and distribute handouts and other assignments, collaborate individually with students, track students’ progress, and – perhaps most notably – allows […]

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263 schools are closing in Puerto Rico—forcing young students to travel for miles in order to learn

Puerto Rico is closing 25 percent of its public schools due to low enrollment and ongoing financial issues. On September 20, exactly nine months ago, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico—devastating nearly every industry on the island. We don’t often hear about the storm’s impact on schools. And actually, we’ve stopped hearing much about the island […]

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Microsoft acquires education-focused video platform Flipgrid

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Flipgrid (formerly Vidku), a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based video sharing platform aimed at students and educators, for an undisclosed amount. “We’re thrilled to see the impact Flipgrid has had in social learning thus far and look forward to helping them continue to thrive as part of the Microsoft family,” Eran Megiddo, corporate […]

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