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Small School District Invests Big in STEM Innovation Labs

A small South Carolina school district is making a large investment in STEM education. The three-school Florence School District Four opened a STEM "innovation lab" in its elementary school for the 2018-2019 school year and introduced drone pilot certification lessons to high schoolers. Now it plans to open a second STEM lab in its middle school in time for the start of classes next fall.

Closing the Homework Gap Through Educational Broadband Service

A new study finds the licensing of unassigned Educational Broadband Service Spectrum to educators and nonprofits would reduce the digital divide by nearly 20 percent.

Congress Considers Bills Focused on STEM Equity, Privacy, Transfer Credits, Anti-Harassment, Cyber Workforce and School Security

Lawmakers considered six bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

Wyoming Adding CS to State Learning Standards

Wyoming is adding computer science to its state K-12 learning standards after agreeing to reduce the amount of the instructional burden for them placed on elementary teachers.

Microsoft Grant Covers CS Training for Miami-Dade Teachers

This train-the-trainer program is intended to develop capacity for teachers to deliver CS and technology-enabled lessons in their classrooms while also making CS education more inclusive and boosting the number and diversity of CS-savvy teachers.

Indiana Sets New Rules for Virtual Schools

Indiana is trying to get its virtual schools under control. The abysmal track record of a couple of virtual school operators in the state have called into question the Indiana State Board of Education's oversight of virtual schools, so lawmakers acted.

Learning & Leadership Grants Emphasize PD for STEM Ed

The NEA Foundation's Learning & Leadership Grants offer $2,000 and $5,000 awards to support professional development for educators, with preference given to project proposals that incorporate STEM education and/or global competence.

Advocacy Groups Urge FCC to Save Educational Broadband Service

The SHLB Coalition and CoSN are leading the pack of advocacy groups who are urging the FCC to retain the Educational Broadband Service is dedicated to serving educational institutions.

Legislation Around Capitol Hill: Congress Intros Bill to Close Digital Divide

Lawmakers in Congress introduced five bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

DeVos, House Democrats Clash Over Education Freedom Scholarships

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s $5 billion plan to provide students with more school choices was met with skepticism from House Democrats at a recent hearing.

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