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Virginia School District to Roll Out Traffic Cameras to All Buses

Richmond Public Schools are on the defensive when it comes to student safety and transportation. RPS in April installed stop-arm cameras on a fleet of 50 school buses to monitor traffic and plan to roll out cameras to the district’s remaining buses.

Q1 VR Headset Shipments Display a Bright Future

Oculus Rift is out, but Oculus is in. Even as Facebook's virtual reality system had just 99,000 shipments during the first quarter of 2017, the Oculus deal with Samsung drove the latter company's shipments to five times as many units over the same period.

Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

Richard Culatta, the new CEO of ISTE, recently spoke with THE Journal about his experiences in education and ed tech, as well as his plans for ISTE as it prepares for its big summer conference this month in San Antonio, TX.

Iowa to Issue $25K Awards for STEM Proposals that Join School and Career

The state of Iowa is seeking proposals for programs that bring education and employers together to create a stream of continuity between school and career in STEM topics. Each "model" chosen will receive $25,000.

P-TECH 9-14 Schools to Blossom to 80 by Fall

Six years after the launch of the first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) school in Brooklyn, yet another cohort of students is graduating — each walking away with a high school diploma, an associate's degree in a STEM field and related work experience. Graduates have already joined IBM, working as front-end web developers, organizational developers, coders and analysts. Many are also continuing college in pursuit of bachelor's degrees.

Coding, Cybersecurity, Game Development Bootcamps Come to Miami Students

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, CareerSource South Florida and TechLaunch @FVI teamed up to bring coding bootcamps to the next-generation workforce in Miami this summer.

New Tool from Carnegie Mellon Simplifies Design of Robots

A small team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a tool that allows newbies and experts to design customized robots that can use 3D-printed parts and off-the-shelf actuators.

New Department of Ed IDEA Site Live and Generating Heat

Feedback is trickling in on the U.S. Department of Education's new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Since February, the site has been undergoing a redesign, based at least in part on comments from 130 people who provided feedback during the design process. The new site went live June 1.

NY Tech Firm Seeks Innovative School District, College, University for $5,000 Grant

Annese & Associates, a New York-based tech solutions integrator, is awarding a $5,000 grant to an innovative school district, college or university using technology to empower students.

Adults Regret Their College Education Decisions

Most adults would change at least one big decision related to their college education if they could, related to their major, what institution they attended or what type of degree they pursued. The findings came from a recent survey conducted by Gallup and Strada Education Network.

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