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Regional tech school discussions underway in Maryland

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.

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Palo Alto school district, Palantir partner to teach coding

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.

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AT&T and Florida's local education foundations offer STEM experiences

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.

Students explore space with satellite photography

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.

Safety at high speed in schools

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.

Students learn coding through new Minecraft "modding" software

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.

New Jersey school district launches mobile app

The Deptford school district released a mobile application, available at no cost for iPhone and Android phones, that lets parents choose which schools they want updates from and sends out push notifications for districtwide announcements.

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Distance learning is revolutionizing education

How can we continue to meet the growing demand for distance learning? We need continued and robust investment in content and platforms, but also in networks that are fast enough to deliver the content and reliable enough to connect more people to those learning experiences.

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School innovation maps path to employment

Each P-TECH program is a partnership among a local school district, the Connecticut community college system and a growth industry corporate sponsor. With the expansion of the IBM P-TECH model, these programs can be designed to work in any community. It's an innovation that more Connecticut districts should institute for their students.

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Tennessee high school to receive $70,000 tech upgrade

Students at Portland High School will soon enjoy $70,000 in tech upgrades as one of three finalists selected by Compass Learning for a technological makeover. The upgrades include an interactive white board, Chromebooks, computer labs, and software, hardware, professional development and support packages.

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