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Report: Five Actions States Can Take to Bridge the Computer Science Ed Gap

The Southern Regional Education Board, a nonprofit organization consisting of state legislators, educators and policymakers, has released a report detailing five actions states can take to bridge the computer science education gap and prepare young people for a future engaged in computers and information technology (IT).

Kid Level Computer Kit to Add 3D Scanning and Music Generation

The computer can run the Raspberry Pi edition of Minecraft as well as Scratch and Mathematica. Users also learn some basics of electronics as they do their assembly work.

Gale Releases Digital Archive from ACLU

The content in the archive covers the years between 1912 and 1990, with a focus on civil rights, race, children and women's rights, freedom of speech and due process.

XYZprinting Intros $230 3D Printer

XYZprinting announced multiple 3D printer models, including one that sells for under $230, along with two new precision 3D printers and a commercial-grade prototyping printer.

Report: Broadband Gap in Schools Narrows

More than 10 million students gained access to high-speed Internet at school last year, bringing the total to 34.9 million.

Last Year 'Highest Spend Year on Record' for Digital Content in K-12

Almost nine in 10 schools and districts (86 percent) expect to spend more on digital curriculum this year than last year. More than half (56 percent) of the teachers in those sites rely primarily on paid resources over free open education resources for their digital content.

Hawaii Offers College-Caliber High School Courses for Future Engineers

A program in Hawaii to help students get a head start on their college studies and career aspirations has sparked a partnership between the state's Department of Education and its university system.

AT&T Opens Applications for Second Ed Tech Accelerator

Multinational telecommunications conglomerate AT&T has opened up applications for its second annual ed tech accelerator. The program is designed for startups offering mobile technology, applications and other services that support students’ educational and career success.

New Switches Fit Challenging Wireless Device Locations

Network device maker NetGear has introduced two switches intended to help administrators support power over Ethernet (PoE+) devices in challenging locations.

NC Experiments with Teacher Bonuses on Test Scores

Some third-grade and high school teachers in North Carolina are getting bonuses this month based on testing results. The idea was to reward teacher performance and retention in student learning and improvement.

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