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3 High School Teams Win 3D Printing Competition

Six teams of students from high schools and colleges around the United States won medals and other prizes in the second annual SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, which was held in Louisville, KY June 21-23.

Low but Steady Engagement in Online Courses Better Than Diminishing Engagement

Wisconsin high school students who engaged in online courses for two or more hours per week had better outcomes than students who engaged less than two hours per week, according to a study by REL Midwest and the Virtual Education Research Alliance.

Tennessee ED Selects Partner for State Assessment Program

The Tennessee Department of Education has selected a partner to develop, administer, score and provide reports for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.

Acer Introduces TravelMate X3 Notebook

Acer today announced the TravelMate X3 series of commercial notebooks, designed for productivity on the go.

MATE Underwater Robotics Competition Winners From Canada, Wisconsin

Teams from a university in Newfound and Labrador and a high school in Wisconsin were the big winners at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Underwater Robotics Competition.

iNACOL to Host Webinar on Assessment to Support Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a webinar August 10 exploring how the Assessment for Learning Project is reevaluating the ways assessments can support deeper learning.

Oregon District Expands Blended Reading Program

The Hermiston School District is expanding its use of a blended reading program to all eight of its schools following a successful pilot at two of them.

Tech Purchases Dominate Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school shopping is already underway, and parents this year plan to spend the bulk of their increased back-to-school budgets on tech-related items, according to a recent survey by Rubicon Project, a Los Angeles-based online advertising technology company.

Education in the 'Fourth Wave' of Science-Driven Economic Advancement

Michio Kaku has an emphatic message for educators: We are rapidly entering what he terms the "fourth-wave" of scientific advancement, and it's the duty of educators to prepare young people to survive and thrive in the radically different milieu that portends.

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