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Proposals Sought for $500,000 to $4 Million Gates Foundation Grants

A range of organizations may qualify as intermediaries, including nonprofit school improvement organizations, charter management organizations, higher education institutions and school districts, for example.

New Online Program Offers STEM Engineering Ed Certificates

The University of St Thomas will begin offering graduate certificates in STEM engineering education online this year.

3D Printing Conference for Educators Heading to Atlanta this Fall

Educators interested in 3D printing will have a venue in October to learn more about how to use it in K-12 and higher education.

EarthEcho Launches Free Collection of STEM Resources About Water Conservation

The resources are built on a program from EarthEcho and sponsored by Northrop Grumman that brought 26 middle school teachers to Southern California last October to learn about water scarcity before helping to design and vet the new materials.

Fort Wayne Schools Taps Private Partner to Boost STEM and PBL

At the arts magnet schools, the fine arts curriculum will also be updated to include STEAM concepts related to musical and theatrical performances, design and graphic arts.

Gaming Could Be Classified as Addiction by WHO

Researchers don't agree on the inclusion, but gaming has just been added to the latest draft version of the next International Classification of Diseases.

NC District Hit with Malware Costing $314,000 for Cleanup

Rockingham County School District Superintendent Rodney Shotwell explained that even after all of the infected computers at the district were cleaned and re-imaged, they became re-infected. At that point the district IT team called in the cavalry, including the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as local IT experts.

Rural Education Program Seeks Nominees for STEM Grant

Vic Worthington, a science teacher at Rochelle Middle School, previously won a $25,000 grant through the program and used a portion of the funds to build a 3D printer and then spent a year researching, designing and building a prosthetic arm for a local farmer.

Americans Rate U.S. K–12 STEM Education as Mediocre

Americans also see a range of problems plaguing STEM education, with eight separate issues, ranging from uninvolved parents and disinterested students to outdated curriculum materials and an outsized focus on state standards, cited as problems by 48 percent of respondents or more.

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