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White Says Technology Improving at La. Schools

Speaking before the State House and Senate Education Committees, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White outlined the progress at the state's schools in terms of technology upgrades related to the Common Core tests.

 

New Virginia Initiatives Support Swapping Textbooks With Tablets

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright announced that the Department of Education unveiled a new application that allows teachers and students to create content for use on computers, mobile devices, and tablets.

 

R.I. Student Project: Design a School That Meets Your Needs

The Business Innovation Factory will work with roughly two dozen middle and high school students in Rhode Island to understand how students would design their own schools. The project will include Youth in Action and the State Education Department.

 

CSG Webinar on Job Growth and Innovation Utilizing STEM Education

The Council of State Governments (CSG) is partnering with Code.org and other national organizations to get 10 million students of all ages to try computer science for one hour. On December 3, from 1-2 p.m. EST, the organizations will be hosting a webinar to learn how to enlist in the Hour of Code campaign that coincides with national Computer Science Education Week.

 

New Film Inspires Youth to Find Passion in STEM Education and Discover Science-Based Career Opportunities

The California Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation, and Lybba have released a film, I Am A Scientist, to educate students about what science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can do to expand their career opportunities.

 

Governor: $24 Million in School Technology Grants Will Aid Common Core Compliance

More than $24 million in grant requests will be funded in Connecticut to add more computers in classrooms and boost Internet bandwidth to support the transition to the Common Core State Standards and the computer-based Smarter Balanced assessments.

 

Learn to Code with Mark Zuckerberg & Angry Birds

Computer Science Education Week has announced its Hour of Code, the week of Dec. 9-15.

 

Idaho State Ed Board Approves P.E., STEM Rules

The Idaho Department of Education's proposals to ramp up physical education requirements and potentially expand enrollment in STEM courses received the State Board of Education's approval on Nov. 1, and are headed to the legislature.

 

Chiefline 8.20.13

This week in Chiefline: Stephen Bowen named Director of Innovation at CCSSO

 

Chiefline 8.20.13

This week in Chiefline: Stephen Bowen named Director of Innovation at CCSSO