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National Institute for STEM Ed Integrates Chalk & Wire's E-Portfolio Solution

The National Institute for STEM Education has partnered with Chalk & Wire in an effort to improve assessment of STEM teachers as they seek certification.

Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need some Online Risk

If adults want to help teenagers learn how to handle the big risks of Internet usage, the best thing we can do is let them get used to handling smaller risky online situations. That's the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety.

NEF's $80 Million Matching Grants Enable Schools to Qualify for $800 Million for Energy and STEM

The National Education Foundation (NEF) has set aside $80 million for mandated matching grants to school districts and schools to allow them to receive up to $800 million in federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) funds.

Oculus Launches Virtual Reality Program in High Schools

The new initiative provides students with VR equipment to create short films on social issues.

UC Davis To Host C-STEM Day

Students from elementary school through community college will take part in the sixth annual C-STEM Day held by the University of California, Davis on May 21. The C-STEM Day events will take place at the UC Davis campus and at University High School in Irvine, CA.

CENIC Network Adds City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles has joined the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), a 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) research and education network, providing California schools, colleges and universities with high-speed access to the city's data and services.

ReadWorks Offers Free Summer Reading Packets Online

ReadWorks, a provider of reading comprehension curricula, is producing free summer reading packets for K-12 students.

NComputing Launches Chromebook CX110 and Chrome App, Offering Windows

NComputing has launched the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, paving the way for American schools to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks.

5 Finalists Announced in $225,000 Reach Higher Career App Challenge

The U.S. Department of Education’s CTE-focused challenge awarded $25,000 to five finalists who continue to compete for the $100,000 grand prize.

700 SoCal High School Students Competing in Nation's Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition

About 700 students from 38 Southern California high school teams are expected to compete in the 14th annual Solar Cup, the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition, May 13-15. The event is the culmination of a year-long education program sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

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