Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:08pm
The Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support cybersecurity education. The new grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, two national labs, and a K12 school district — Charleston County schools in South Carolina.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 1:00am
From designing more creative and flexible science classrooms to developing community service projects that engage girls in STEM, this year’s National Science Teachers Association conference in March is all about K12 students connecting learning to the real world.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:52am
Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience, data security and mobile learning than on just keeping networks and machines functioning.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:52am
West Virginia's Council on STEM has issued its final report, with recommendations on how to fill the estimated 25,000 high-tech jobs opening up in the state by 2018. About 4,000 of those jobs can be filled by high school graduates, meaning the state must improve its K12 education system to give students solid foundations for STEM careers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:46am
The state Recovery School District has got to stop misplacing things. The sprawling nature of the district, which oversees 64 charter schools in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, is a challenge. But after years of critical state audits, officials should have been able to figure out how to tag and track equipment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:37am
Pueblo City Schools high school students could soon be able to earn certification in career fields such as welding, computer applications, culinary arts and health care by the time they graduate under a new proposal by district leaders.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:25am
South Dakota’s four technical institutes are currently governed by public school districts. Under a new arrangement, the director of the Southeast Technical Institute will report directly to the Sioux Falls school board rather than to the district superintendent.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:22am
A $1.3-billion iPads-for-all program in Los Angeles schools was plagued by lack of resources and inadequate planning for how the devices would be used in classrooms and, later, how they would be evaluated, according to a federal review.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:14am
Socorro CSD is working with the New Mexico Tech Distance Education program to offer more high school students in rural areas access to college-level courses such as pre-calculus and other mathematics disciplines.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:05am
Nearly 25,000 students from 47 schools across 14 communities will benefit from funding through the Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant, a matching state grant program that increases access to digital learning by strengthening school districts' technology infrastructures.