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Fort Wayne Schools Taps Private Partner to Boost STEM and PBL

At the arts magnet schools, the fine arts curriculum will also be updated to include STEAM concepts related to musical and theatrical performances, design and graphic arts.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 15, 2018)

Upcoming events include FETC, TCEA Convention and Expo, CUE 2018 National Conference, OLC Innovate and Learning Impact Leadership Institute.

Gaming Could Be Classified as Addiction by WHO

Researchers don't agree on the inclusion, but gaming has just been added to the latest draft version of the next International Classification of Diseases.

NC District Hit with Malware Costing $314,000 for Cleanup

Rockingham County School District Superintendent Rodney Shotwell explained that even after all of the infected computers at the district were cleaned and re-imaged, they became re-infected. At that point the district IT team called in the cavalry, including the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as local IT experts.

Rural Education Program Seeks Nominees for STEM Grant

Vic Worthington, a science teacher at Rochelle Middle School, previously won a $25,000 grant through the program and used a portion of the funds to build a 3D printer and then spent a year researching, designing and building a prosthetic arm for a local farmer.

Americans Rate U.S. K–12 STEM Education as Mediocre

Americans also see a range of problems plaguing STEM education, with eight separate issues, ranging from uninvolved parents and disinterested students to outdated curriculum materials and an outsized focus on state standards, cited as problems by 48 percent of respondents or more.

Ransomware Breach Strikes 700 Texas Students

A compromised computer led to a data breach in Texas affecting 39 school districts.

CUE PD Event to Help Teachers Displaced by Wildfires

Nonprofit education organization CUE will hold an event in February to raise money for educators in Northern California who have been displaced by the recent wildfires in the state.

New York School Taps Private Partner for Temporary STEAM Museum

Warren Street Elementary School recently hosted a temporary STEAM museum in its gymnasium.

Report: Certain Student Behaviors Tip Balance to More Positive School Culture

A healthy school culture has been linked to a decrease in absenteeism and improvements in teacher commitment, motivation to learn, student identity development and other education values.

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