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Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 4, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

U California System Finally Adds CS as Science Prereq Option for Freshmen

The University of California System has quietly begun accepting high school computer science credits as part of its curriculum prerequisites. CS will join engineering and applied science in the list of approved high school courses toward the university system's two-year college preparatory laboratory science stipulation.

Digital Guide Helps Set Up Multigenerational Social Justice Reading Groups

A new free digital guide from the National Education Policy Center and Teaching Tolerance provides a blueprint for how educators and families can start a multigenerational social justice reading group to counterbalance negative political rhetoric around immigrants, people of color and other historically disenfranchised groups.

California District Eyes Addition of Robotics Academy

Lodi Unified School District in California is planning to launch a robotics academy in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

AWS Launches Cloud Ambassador Program

Amazon Web Services is investing educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through promotional credits program.

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.

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.

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.

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