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Eighth Grade Girls Score Higher than Boys in Tech and Engineering on Newest NAEP Test

On the first national assessment of students’ technology and engineering abilities, eighth grade girls scored three points higher on average than eighth grade boys. And white students scored significantly better in tech and engineering than black and Hispanic students.

NEF's $80 Million Matching Grants Enable Schools to Qualify for $800 Million for Energy and STEM

The National Education Foundation (NEF) has set aside $80 million for mandated matching grants to school districts and schools to allow them to receive up to $800 million in federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) funds.

Educational Technology is at a Fork: Instruction vs Construction

There are some that use technology to support construction-oriented pedagogies — maker movement, project-based learning — and some that use technology to support instruction-oriented pedagogies — personalized learning. Instruction may well be less costly to deliver — but the loss of the opportunity to develop our children’s creativity is inestimable.

ReadWorks Offers Free Summer Reading Packets Online

ReadWorks, a provider of reading comprehension curricula, is producing free summer reading packets for K-12 students.

Gale Unveils American Fiction Archive Addition to Primary Sources Collection

Gale has added a new archive, American Fiction, 1774-1920, to its Primary Sources program.

NComputing Launches Chromebook CX110 and Chrome App, Offering Windows

NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, paving the way for American schools to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks.

5 Finalists Announced in $225,000 Reach Higher Career App Challenge

The U.S. Department of Education’s CTE-focused challenge awarded $25,000 to five finalists who continue to compete for the $100,000 grand prize.

700 SoCal High School Students Competing in Nation's Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition

About 700 students from 38 Southern California high school teams are expected to compete in the 14th annual Solar Cup, the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition, May 13-15. The event is the culmination of a year-long education program sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

52 New York Schools Get Funding in Program to Boost Technology

New York state is beefing up funding and support for classroom technology, high-tech security and connectivity in its public schools. On Wednesday, the first 52 school projects were approved, with $45 million from the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act that was approved by voters.

Dremel 3D Printer Adds Mobile Printing from iOS and Android Devices

Dremel has rolled out two new mobile apps for its latest 3D printer that allow users to print 3D models and monitor printers remotely. The company will also launch a program to give free 3D printers to education "ambassadors."

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