Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:25pm
A package of five bills directed at high school technical programs, signed into law by Governor Chris Christie last month, set new standards for career-technical programs in New Jersey, including dual-enrollment programs with public colleges.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:48pm
Computer science is an extremely versatile tool. The ability to independently run a business or an organization is increasingly more important than having a formal education in terms of earning and then succeeding in a job. Having some kind of programming background — especially in creating websites — is almost imperative.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:30pm
Capstone is transforming its PebbleGo Earth and Space database to PebbleGo Science. In addition to covering earth and space content, the database now also supports the core concepts of physical science, life science, and engineering, technology and applied sciences.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 9:40pm
The St. Cloud school district, after a 10-year debate about the future of Technical High School, will advance plans for a new high school. Architects' estimates suggest the facility could cost $100 million or more.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 1:08pm
Early discussions about a possible new regional engineering technology high school are under way. The school would pool resources from five counties to better prepare students for careers in manufacturing and engineering, while making the region’s workforce more attractive to potential businesses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:38pm
New after-school classes, the result of a new partnership between the Palo Alto school district, Palantir and the city of Palo Alto, aim to teach a select group of low-income high school students how to code and about potential career paths in technology.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:42pm
AT&T is collaborating with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations this school year to provide experiential learning opportunities for students from 29 school districts through 47 separate projects involving 52 local workplace partners.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:21pm
In November, middle school students from around the globe had the chance to take photos of Earth from the International Space Station. Sally Ride EarthKAM is a program meant to spark student interest in STEM subjects through photographing the earth from space.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:11pm
Whether students are accessing digital resources at home or school, they are leaving a trail of data, making privacy another top concern in 2015. Policymakers, parents, school board members and state legislators are asking questions about what data is being collected as teachers and students use online apps with increasing frequency.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:50am
LearnToMod, software that allows users to learn programming inside of the computer game Minecraft, has been launched. The software allows students to learn the fundamental concepts of programming while they add new features (called “mods”) to Minecraft.