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New Process Drastically Cuts 3D Printing Times

A new 3D printing technique developed by University of Michigan researchers is producing results in one-one hundredth the time of conventional printers.

3 Creativity Nonprofits Join Forces

Three Southern California nonprofits with a global reach in STEAM and maker creativity have merged. LA Makerspace and Imagination.org have joined forces with Two Bit Circus Foundation. All are focused on helping students gain access to science, technology, engineering, art and math in creative ways.

District Pursues Bond Money to Put Makerspaces in Every School

A Michigan district is hoping voters will agree to a $39 million bond to cover capital needs, security and the addition of makerspaces to every school.

Creating a More Diverse Teacher Workforce

A new report outlines how the teacher workforce can become more diverse to adapt to changing demographics across the United States.

Math Test Troubles Teachers in North Carolina

If you're facing a teacher shortage for math and a sizable number of potential candidates are failing a math test designed to check their expertise, what do you drop — the teachers or the test?

New Programs Aim to Help Girls, Women Attain Tech Training

The National Center for Women & Information Technology recently received a $4.1 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. The funding will be dedicated to setting up digital skills education programs and an "awareness campaign" to spark interest among females of all ages in going after careers in technology.

$300,000 Literacy Grant Opens

The Library of Congress has started accepting nominations for its Literacy Awards program, which will award multiple prizes of up to $150,000 to schools and other organizations for their efforts at promoting literacy.

Report: Education Priorities for New Governors

A Center of American Progress report gives new governors a framework for how to move forward with education policy.

San Diego District Breach Derails Data of More than 500,000

In late December, families in the San Diego Unified School District were notified of a data breach launched through successful phishing emails. The number of affected people totaled more than 500,000, according to the district.

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