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Illinois Tech partners with area high school

Under a new STEM partnership between Illinois Institute of Technology, Exelon Corporation and Chicago's Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, qualified students will be able to earn college credits at the four-year university. It will be provided at no cost to Von Steuben students beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

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Federal government to put $25 million toward cybersecurity education

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.

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Life lessons light up science education

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.

Tips for hiring the best tech staff

Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience, data security and mobile learning than on just keeping networks and machines functioning.

Tech programs re-evaluated in Colorado district

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.

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Overhaul brings Southeast Tech, school board closer

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.

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New Mexico district partners with college for distance education

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.

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$5 million in tech grants to be given to 14 Massachusetts communities

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.

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Ed tech funding soars to nearly $2 billion

Education venture and equity financing increased 55 percent to $1.87 billion in 2014, according to CB Insights. Financing within the industry has nearly quintupled from a base of $385 million in 2009.

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Gov. Rick Scott proposes $20 million for tech centers

The Florida governor is proposing $20 million in funding for technical centers and training. The proposed funding is separate from the education budget he recently proposed.

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