January 20, 2014 a day to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This day presents a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service.

Why Serve on MLK day? How can I serve?

Explore this National & Community Service [...]

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“The U.S. system of science and mathematics education is performing far below par, if left unattended (this) will leave millions of young Americans unprepared to succeed in a global economy” (Next Generation Science Standards website)

Creating and preparing a STEM workforce is essential for our nation’s economic growth.  Research shows that achievement gaps in the [...]

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This week marks the 30th anniversary of the release of A Nation at Risk by the National Commission on Excellence in Education formed by U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell. The landmark report declared that “the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future [...]

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Science and American Jobs. What’s the connection? We live in a world that is increasingly defined by science, and the many fruits of science and technology.  Our nation’s global competitiveness continues to erode  because we are not preparing enough citizen scientists to fill the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs that are out there now [...]

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“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil: For thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23 of David the Son of Jesse

As we celebrate this memorial day holiday with sweet smell of grilled corn, burgers and [...]

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Earlier this week (February 7, 2012) President Obama hosted the second White House Science Fair. This event celebrated student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. As you are well aware if you have spent any [...]

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Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his third annual state of the union address. In a speech heavily focused on manufacturing, job training and tax reform, Obama took the time to outline why teachers matter. Our education technology company is committed to many of the same strategies and approaches to education [...]

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The House Education Committee’s final two bills to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) would dramatically reduce the federal footprint in holding schools accountable for performance and transform the nation’s approach to improving teacher effectiveness.

The bills’ key provisions would

Maintain current requirements to test students in reading [...]

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2011 was a very interesting year in terms of technology in the classroom, and certainly 2012 promises to be even more dynamic. It has been interesting to watch how so many wonderful technological innovations have started to impact how students learn and how teachers teach, both inside and outside of the classroom. It [...]

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Recently computer manufacturer Lenovo released the results of a global survey called “2011 Global Student Science and Technology Outlook” where they asked students (4,800 of them) from seven different nations how they felt about science and technology and space exploration.

Lenovo and Text 100 have commissioned this study in order explore student attitudes [...]

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