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Alabama school district first ever to have all schools STEM-certified

February 16, 2018

It isn't often that Alabama's public schools can say they were the first in the world to achieve something spectacular. But one district, Winfield City Schools, can claim that honor, as they are the first school district in the world--yes, the world---to have every school attain STEM certification through the worldwide AdvancEd accreditation agency.

MOOCs Attracting More Paying Customers

February 16, 2018

Eight hundred-plus universities are part of the MOOC movement, wooing some 78 million students to their online classes, according to Class Central CEO Dhawal Shah. However, there were fewer first-time MOOC students taking free classes in 2017 than in 2016 -- 20 million vs. 23 million. One reason, suggested Sha, is that there's a rise in the number of paying users.

Energy Department creates new office for cyber, energy security

February 15, 2018

The Energy Department (DOE) is creating a new office to "bolster" its cybersecurity and energy security efforts. The new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, announced Wednesday, would support the department's "expanded" national security responsibilities. The White House budget released Monday proposes $96 million for funding.

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