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Free Workshop Focuses on STEM Teaching

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.

FCC Approves Educational Broadband Service Order

The FCC is moving forward with a plan to auction off spectrum from the Educational Broadband Service to commercial providers.

Residential STEM High School Getting Second Campus

Plans are for 300 students from across the state to reside at the school, most, if not all, juniors and seniors. A bond package passed by voters in 2016 provided the project with $58 million, which has an estimated project budget of $73 million.

CoSN Decries FCC Broadband Decision

Wednesday’s FCC decision to revise Educational Broadband Service rules drew immediate criticism from one major education technology advocacy group.

Canvas Adds Plagiarism Detection Tools

Canvas and Proctorio are partnering to launch new solutions to help students and teachers avoid plagiarism.

Federal Grants Support Local Approaches to School Safety

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for three fiscal-year 2019 grant competitions that support "locally-tailored" approaches to school safety.

Vernier Announces Coding Partnerships

The educational software and equipment company is forging new relationships with four other companies to beef up its coding offerings.

Google Launches Comprehensive CS Resources for Educators

Google today launched Code with Google, a new compilation of resources for K-12 educators for exploring computer science in the classroom.

Christa McAuliffe's 'Lost' STEM Lessons Updated, Made Available Free

Topics include effervescence, chromatography, liquids in microgravity, and Newton's law. The six scripted experiments include explanatory videos, standards alignment, a materials list, set up information and step-by-step instructions for teachers to use in the classroom, to prepare their students for the live lessons from space that Christa McAuliffe had planned to teach.

Adobe Spark Adds Collaboration for Education Users

Adobe has updated Spark, its suite of tools for helping users create visual content.

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