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NSTA, Northrop Grumman Launch Third Round of Teacher STEM Academy

Administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the academy is designed to help improve the confidence of teachers with students in grades 5-8 as they science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.

White House Memo on STEM Ed Followed Up by Corporate Commitments

Finally, something the current White House and its previous residents can agree on: the need to invest in STEM education. President Trump this week issued a memo to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, encouraging her to divert $200 million from her agency's annual budget to grant programs that support "high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education."

Epson Launches New Ultra-Short-Throw for Use with Smart Boards

The Powerlite 685W Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display for SMART offers integration with the SMART Extended Control Panel and a 1,280 x 800 image resolution. Users can wirelessly share content between the big screen and individual devices, and up to four students can simultaneously share content from Chrome, Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices with Epson's iProjection tool.

Report: Spending on AI and Cognitive Systems to Grow 50 Percent Yearly Through 2021

Expert shopping advisors and product recommendations will be the use case to see the fastest growth throughout the period, at 96.6 percent CAGR, with public safety and emergency response close behind at 96.2 percent and intelligent processing automation holding the third spot at 69.2 percent CAGR.

TechSmith Updates Camtasia with 2 New Apps

The newest version, Camtasia 9.1 for Windows and 3.1 for Mac, adds a screen recording app for iOS 11 and an app, also for iOS 11, that allows users to put overlay effects on specified parts of a static image.

How Should Schools Respond to Law Enforcement Requests for Student Records?

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has released a new paper designed to help school and district personnel understand how to respond to law enforcement requests for student information.

California State Assembly Passes Resolution in Favor of Net Neutrality, E-rate

The California State Assembly has passed Assembly Joint Resolution 7, a measure pressing the federal government to support net neutrality.

Poll: Academic Achievement Less Valuable than Career Prep

Academic achievement is highly over-rated — at least to many Americans. The U.S. public would like to see their education dollars to go into programs that support career preparation and soft skills while giving a thumbs-down to vouchers and standardized testing.

NetSupport Expands IT Asset Management to iOS, Chrome

NetSupport has updated its IT asset management solution to work with a wider array of operating systems, to better manage users and more.

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