Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:22pm
In 2020, there will be 1.4 million computing jobs available in the United States and only 400,000 computer science students in the education pipeline. But the number of students may slowly be increasing, as 25 states now count computer science courses toward high school graduation requirements, compared to 11 states in 2013.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:04pm
Superintendent Arthur W. Tate of Iowa’s Davenport public schools implemented a more data-driven method of identifying and responding to potential dropouts. He also formed a community task force and resource system to entice dropouts to return to class.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:19pm
Blackboard Inc. has acquired Schoolwires, an educational website, hosting and content management provider. Schoolwires provides technology products and related services to more than 11 million users and 1,700 districts and educational entities in the U.S. and China.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:24pm
Created using Google’s Chromium open source operating system, Neverware's CloudReady is a cloud-based operating system which enables PCs running CloudReady to be used in a classroom together with Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education and Google Admin.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:03pm
Nearly 20 percent of high-school students took at least one career and technical education class last year at both traditional vocational schools and comprehensive high schools, according to New Jersey’s School Performance Reports.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 1:45pm
Two new programs in Providence are targeting gender and socioeconomic disparities in the technology sector. Brown University students have partnered with Girls Who Code and local start-up Intracity Geeks to help equalize opportunities in tech by teaching girls and local middle school students to code.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:35am
Students in Ohio’s Springfield City schools gave input on technologies they want to see in the district’s new digital learning center. The center is part of a renovation project funded in part by an $11 million Straight A grant to transform a portion of the building into the Greater Springfield Career ConnectED Center.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:26am
The Hanford Joint Union High School District is looking into a BYOD program that is expected to launch in the 2016-17 school year. First, however, the district must complete a nearly $1 million network upgrade project.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:20am
Even as it faces a significant budget crunch next year, a New Jersey school district’s curriculum department is still planning on investing $1 million in technology suitable for new standardized tests.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 9:13am
A new vocational school for the midcoast area is needed at an estimated cost of $25.5 million. The existing Mid-Coast School of Technology provides technical and career education for about 400 students from five schools.