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STEAM: Experts Make Case for Adding Arts to STEM

Education experts agree STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning gets a holistic boost with the addition of the arts. (

PBS KIDS’ Top Tips for Hand-Me-Down Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

PBS KIDS surveyed parents and found that most children would be delighted to receive their parents’ early-generation devices. (

The Protégé Effect

A program that charges middle school children with the task of teaching a virtual student finds them mastering the material much more readily themselves. Annie Murphy Paul explains why teaching someone else is often the best way to learn. (

Why Google Is The Most Important Learning Tool Ever Invented

Tom Vander Ark, chair of the International Association for K-12 Online talks about the importance of “just-in-time learning” and the “plummeting” value of traditional education. (

Kids Fueling iPad Sales This Season

About 61% of iPad buyers are parents and the popular tablet is number one on many holiday wish lists for the second year in a row. (

Consultants Eat Up Pittsburgh Schools’ Gift From Gates Foundation

Pittsburgh Public Schools received $40 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Two years later, nearly a third of the funds have been allocated or spent, mostly on out-of-state contractors. (