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Fayette County Schools Adopt Wireless Sensors for STEM Ed

Georgia's Fayette County Public Schools is adopting wireless sensors for use in STEM education across all 26 of its schools in an effort to encourage inquiry-based learning.

Website Aims to Improve STEM Teacher Leadership

The Department of Education launched the Building STEM Teacher Leadership website, in an effort to provide practical information and planning guidance to enhance STEM programs.

Guilford County Schools Adopts New Service Learning Management Tool

Guilford County Schools in North Carolina is implementing a new app for students to track their service learning hours.

Science Sleuth Lets Young People Use Text Messages to Solve STEM Mysteries

For the third year in a row, DoSomething.org and 3M are partnering on Science Sleuth, a game in which young people use SMS text messages to solve a mystery involving math and science skills.

New Report on Personalized Learning Recommends Use of 'Learner Positioning Systems'

Achieving personalized learning in schools takes good technology programs, suggested a new report from Digital Promise. But it also takes something else: "learner positioning systems."

46,000 Students to Build Robots and STEM Skills in FIRST Tech Challenge

More than 46,000 students worldwide are expected to build robots and STEM skills during the FIRST Tech Challenge, “Velocity Vortex,” which kicked off Sept. 10 and continues through 2017.

3D Printing, Online Learning Used to Teach Students About the Brain

A Pennsylvania State University research project is exploring the possibility of using 3D printing and interactive technology to teach middle school students about the human brain.

Clinton Campaign Launches College Cost Calculator

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an online tool that calculates the cost of college under the presidential candidate’s higher education plans.

Study Finds 14 Common Traits for Strong STEM Outcomes

A five-year study from George Washington University, George Mason University and SRI International found 14 traits that exemplary STEM high schools have in common.

Securly Adds Cyberbullying, Self-Harm Prevention Tool

Securly is coming out with a free tool that detects cyberbullying and self-harm messages in Google Email.

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