A service being tried out by a handful of districts that puts algebra teachers in touch with coaches online for real-time professional development sessions has a new group of test pilots.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
If humanoid robots are ever to succeed as classroom assistants, they have to be stable, agile, and programmable--but above all, said Bruno Maisonnier, they have to be cute.
- By John K. Waters
The Stanford Teacher Education Program has agreed to recruit and prepare 230 top-notch science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) K-12 teachers over the next five years through its elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs.
NASA has opened two national science competitions, one for students in grades 5 through 9 and one for students in high school. Both competitions challenge students to tackle microgravity through hands-on science projects.
A consortium of private companies and government space agencies is banding together in a worldwide educational venture being sparked by Google to inspire students to study space.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The registration deadline for CyberPatriot IV, a national high school cyber defense competition in which students are given computer threat scenarios and asked to defend their networks from attack, is Saturday, October 8.
The Conrad Foundation has launched the 2011-2012 Spirit of Innovation Challenge to encourage students to embrace science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning to solve global issues.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Samsung has launched its second annual Solve for Tomorrow video competition, part of the company's Hope for Children philanthropic initiative, with more than $1 million in prizes for the winning teachers and students.
The United States Department of Education and the White House formally kicked off a new national center Friday whose aim is to identify, test, and help bring to market promising education technologies. The National Science Foundation was also on hand to announce first-round funding in a separate but complementary program designed to support the development of new learning technologies.
Microsoft IT Academy was launched Wednesday, Sept. 14, for public high schools, skills centers, and tribal schools across Washington. The state Legislature provided $4 million in funding through 2013.