Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:48am
A $100,000 Indiana Department of Education Career and Technical Education Grant awarded to West Central CET Area 23 for the implementation of an advanced manufacturing curriculum will enable the high school to purchase manufacturing equipment and offer a training and certification system.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:32am
Under a proposal from State Superintendent Randy Dorn, school districts would have to report how their students are meeting technology literacy requirements — whether it’s through a test, a culminating project or computer-oriented coursework.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 4:12pm
In chemistry class in Ballard High School, students still do lab experiments, but all the directions are on their computers or mobile devices. In addition to using Google Docs for more organized note taking and real-time teacher grading, students are able to watch videos about the experiments they are about to conduct.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:15pm
Some technologists say widespread lapses in student data protection across the education technology sector could potentially expose students to hacking, identity theft or even unwanted contact from strangers.
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 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.