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Texas District Hosting 'When I Grow Up' Career Expo

Besides getting the chance to learn about future careers, students will also participate in various competitions as part of learning about cosmetology, movie making, construction and culinary skills. Companies will also provide short workshops.

Teachers Lack Consistent Access to Student Data

A new report outlines the problems that teachers have with using the growing amount of student data to improve teaching practices.

Fairfax High School Opens New Innovation Lab

The lab was designed to resemble an Apple store, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, whiteboard walls where students can take notes and share ideas and multiple stations where they can use, explore and experiment alone or in teams.

AI in Education Shows Most Promise for the Repetitive and Predictable

Artificial intelligence shows promise for education, but only when it comes to supporting teachers with repetitive and predictable tasks.

Report: Every State Now Measures Student Progress in Its Own Fashion

As a result of these many differences in the way states measure progress, growth data can't be used to make comparisons across states, and people who want to consume that data need to be able to understand just what's being communicated.

Showing a Way with Words for Teacher Evals

Which term would be easier for a principal to use in a teacher evaluation: "unacceptable" or "improvement needed?" Which would you rather receive if you exceeded expectations: "distinguished" or "level 5?"

Robotic Sets Bring STEM to Classrooms

Two STEM education companies are working together to market robotic kits with components, curriculum and professional development.

Cryptojacking Targets Education

Malicious cryptomining or cryptojacking, as it's called, describes the theft of computer processing resources — electricity, cloud services and other digital assets — that are then exploited to do cryptocurrency mining without the owner's permission or knowledge.

High School Team Masters 3D Printing for Part in $2.2B Aircraft

A high school team in Missouri recently helped the U.S. Air Force create 3D-printed switch covers for a $2.2 billion aircraft. Students from Knob Noster High School, which serves families deployed and working at nearby Whiteman Air Force Base, designed the plastic cover for a switch box inside the B-2 Spirit bomber.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 25, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

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