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The robot that's teaching kids to code

March 28, 2018

Jett, a coding and programming robot designed for students of all ages, started school this week. The 22-inch-tall, 12-pound interactive learning companion is already teaching students in Texas and New Jersey the critical skills needed to ignite a lasting interest in STEM - without requiring teachers to change a single lesson plan.

Apple aims to school rivals with new iPad, education apps

March 28, 2018

On Tuesday, the company introduced a variety of features tailored for teachers and students while keeping the price for its cheapest iPad tablet unchanged, even as budget-strapped school administrators have been turning to cheaper devices powered by software from Google and Microsoft.

Comparing Apple, Google and Microsoft's education plays

March 28, 2018

Today’s Apple event in Chicago was about more than just showing off new hardware and software in the classroom -- the company was reasserting itself as a major player in education. The category has long been a lynchpin in Apple’s strategy -- something that Steve Jobs held near and dear.

Apple unveils Everyone Can Create curriculum to spark student creativity

March 28, 2018

Building on its 40-year history in transforming education, Apple today announced a new 9.7-inch iPad with support for Apple Pencil1 and programs designed to spark student creativity and inspire them to succeed. Everyone Can Create is a new, free curriculum that makes it fun and easy for teachers to integrate drawing, music, filmmaking or photography into their existing lesson plans for any subject.

Student loan forgiveness gets one-shot, $350M boost

March 27, 2018

If you thought or were told you didn't qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program because you were not enrolled in a qualifying repayment plan -- typically an income-driven plan -- the Department of Education might still let you erase your loans.

HBCU, Tech, Political Leaders At 'Day of Action'

March 27, 2018

The Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics Caucus hosted technology companies and HBCU presidents and leaders on Capitol Hill for the first HBCU STEAM Day of Action.

NSF Grant to Cover Master Degrees in STEM Teaching and Bonuses

March 26, 2018

A six-year project at the University of Houston will develop, mentor and retain 30 STEM teacher-leaders in high-need school districts. The $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation will cover tuition and fees for teachers working in middle and high schools to earn their master of education degrees with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math...

New Study Warns the Push for More Math & Science Classes in High School Isn’t Yielding More College Students Pursuing STEM Careers

March 26, 2018

Expanding access to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses in high school doesn’t increase the number of students who attain college degrees in those subjects, a new study finds. Neither will adding more STEM classes at the high school level push black, Hispanic, and female students to become STEM majors at the same rate as the white and Asian men who currently predominate in those college disciplines.

Indiana bill leads to math licenses for elementary teachers

March 26, 2018

Sheryl Stump, professor of mathematical sciences and interim associate dean of Teachers College, helped write the first part of the bill and said it will lead to more opportunities for students to make sense of math. The first part of the bill calls for those who hold a college degree to return to school to receive a license to become a specialist in the field of elementary mathematics.

STEM Education Shapes the Future

March 26, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) cannot carry out its mission of strengthening the nation’s security through cutting-edge science, technology and engineering without a world-class workforce. As part of the network of National Labs, we also have a critical role in ensuring American competitiveness by helping to develop new generations of science and engineering leaders.

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