In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
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The Gates Foundation-backed Next Generation Learning Challenges announced the finalists for its second wave of education grants. The $10 million in grant money will go towards projects to help boost college-preparedness among middle-schoolers. Google has announced the students who’ve been selected to participate in its 2011 Summer of Code. 1116 students will work on various […]
National Geographic has unveiled a new education section of its website, with a great collection of maps, multimedia, teaching activities, and resources Amazon announced this week that it would be launching a Lending Library later this year, a deal that would let Kindle owners check out books from over 11,000 libraries. This brings Kindle to […]
Project Tomorrow has just released the results of its Speak Up 2010 survey that asked over 300,000 students (and 43,000 parents, 35,000 teachers, and 3,500 administrators) about their thoughts on technology and learning in the classroom. It found, no surprise, students’ ownership and use of technology is on the rise, with students now saying that […]
A federal judge threw out a proposed settlement between publishers, authors, and Google Books this week, throwing into question the future of Google’s massive efforts to digitize the world’s literature and make it available for search. The proposed settlement went “too far,” according to the judge, giving Google too much control over “orphan works,” those […]