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  • Middle School STEM Gets $12 Million NSF Infusion

    Middle schools in Northern California will be the beneficiaries of a $12 million infusion in STEM education and may serve as a model for a national program designed to encourage underserved students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math in higher education and in their careers.

  • Feds Loosen Broadband Rules for Schools

    The Federal Communications Commission is looking to make it easier for schools to adopt broadband technologies to allow them to boost their Internet connectivity. The agency Thursday revealed new rules for the E-rate program that are designed to loosen up restrictions on broadband adoption and streamline the application process.

  • Gartner Says Cloud Spending on the Rise

    Cloud computing services accounted for 12.5 percent of overall IT budgets, according to a research report released by Gartner.

  • DoD Seeks Applicants for STEM Scholarships

    Three hundred students interested in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM field) have the chance to get a nearly full ride for their undergraduate or graduate education through a program sponsored by the United States Department of Defense.

  • Moving to 802.11n: Colorado District Beefs Up WiFi

    St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) of Longmont, CO has opted to replace its current network of access points in an effort to provide more reliable, efficient, and consistent WiFi performance throughout its 49 school campuses.

  • Science Courses Add Online Simulations, Lab Experiments

    Online courses in biology and chemistry from Plato Learning, designed both for credit recovery and for students new to the subjects, are receiving an infusion of new content to reflect updates in science instruction, most notably real-world applicability of traditional learning and school STEM initiatives.