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DeVos to Keynote ASU+GSV Summit

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will deliver the opening keynote address at this year's ASU+GSV Summit, an annual event focused on ed tech and education policy, with a heavy emphasis on ed reform.

Microsoft Launches In-Store STEM Program Throughout May, VR Curriculum

Microsoft unveiled several education offerings earlier this week, like the upcoming Surface Laptop and an education-specific version of Windows 10, as well as a few STEM-focused initiatives.

Grad Rate Continues Rising with Pockets of Despair

For the fifth year running, the country saw a lift in its national high school graduation rate, growing to 83.2 percent in 2015 from 82.3 percent in 2014. But growth at that pace is too slow to reach the goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

California's CUE Supports State Effort to Maintain Federal Net Neutrality Rules

An organization that works with school people in California to help them "infuse" technology into learning, has come out — fists swinging — to fight what it perceives as a move to limit students' access to the internet.

Google Adds Safety Feature to Android Gmail App After E-Mail Phishing Attack

A day after a widespread e-mail phishing attack that many security experts called "sophisticated," Google has rolled out a new safeguard to its Android Gmail app.

6 South Carolina High Schools Will Launch Aerospace Curriculum This Fall

A group of South Carolina companies called SC Aerospace, supported by the SC Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce, are introducing an aerospace curriculum in six high schools. This fall, the schools will receive $50,000 from the South Carolina Department of Education to cover course costs.

Microsoft Debuts Surface Laptops, Windows 10 S for Education, Teams for Office 365 for Education

Microsoft has unveiled several new offerings for education, including the forthcoming Surface Laptop and a new version of Windows 10 designed for school environments — Windows 10 S.

Q & A With Chad Lewis, Director of Technology, Tampa Preparatory School

Chad Lewis and his school, Tampa Preparatory School, have received a fair amount of attention lately. Lewis, the director of technology at the Florida private school, has transformed classrooms throughout his 670-student institution, which starts with sixth graders and goes up through 12th grade.

Should 'Elites' be Allowed to Continue Ignoring Pell Students?

Should elite schools — even the private ones — be required to enroll a minimum number of Pell Grant recipients? That's the question posed in a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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