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Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 15, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

NY District Invests in Woz U STEAM Lessons

Content covers coding, engineering design, drones, cybersecurity and mobile app development. In the future, according to the company, curriculum will also cover animation, data analysis and artificial intelligence. The company said the lessons adhere to Next Generation Science Standards.

Legislation Around Capitol Hill: Congress Intros Bill to Close Digital Divide

Lawmakers in Congress introduced five bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

Report: Time to Test New Forms of Teacher Prep

An organization advocating for personalized learning and competency-based education has issued a brief intended to help federal decisionmakers improve professional development for teachers.

Nintendo to Begin Shipping VR Labo Kit for Switch

Nintendo is releasing its fourth do-it-yourself cardboard kit this week. Nintendo Labo VR KIT provides an introduction to virtual reality.

High Schoolers Drive Content Programming in Digital Signage Pilot

High schoolers are handling much of the content programming for a new digital sign deployment in their district.

DeVos, House Democrats Clash Over Education Freedom Scholarships

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s $5 billion plan to provide students with more school choices was met with skepticism from House Democrats at a recent hearing.

Hackathon Adds Crash Courses in Tech

Stetson University's HackerSpace recently hosted both college students and high schoolers, who convened on the DeLand campus to participate in computer science challenges, a gaming tournament and workshops.

How Education Is Closing the Digital Divide

A new SETDA report digs into how states across the country are implementing new programs to help school districts close the digital divide.

Montana State Invites Middle Schoolers to STEM Camp Celebrating Moon Landing

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, a Montana university will be hosting a free, five-day summer camp for middle schoolers interested in STEM.

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