National School Counseling Week [#NSCW17] is this week, and this year’s theme is “School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential.” This annual celebration is designed to focus public attention on the unique contributions and tremendous impact school counselors have on our students.

In honor of the 100K+ school counselors who provide students with academic, college and career advice as well as social and emotional development guidance, our top 8 stories today share new innovations, technology and tools that can also help our students continue to achieve school success and career readiness.

#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools

1. Education Innovation Ecosystems

There are a lot of educators out there committed to innovation, and we’re always excited to see new attempts to connect them.

2. Research At Work Videos

An important aspect of equity in (and access to) education is how we educate ELLs, and EdTech can help.

Digital Developments

3. Balancing Budgets

See what we’ve had to say about Allovue in the past.

4. Education App Deal

This deal could be a great chance to kickstart your classroom technology integration.

Dollars & Deals

5. $490M To Laureate Education

6. $1.5M To CodeMonkey

#STEM Gems

7. STEM Starts Early

Did you know that early childhood education matters now more than ever, and that STEM is a great tool for it?

#Teachers & #EdLeaders

8. Leadership for Learning

Recognizing that every student is an individual is the first step in helping every student succeed. This webinar will be a great chance for EdLeaders to learn some steps they can take in line with that idea.

Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.


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