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41 education groups join cohort to end STEM teacher shortage

by Betsy Foresman

The association of more than 300 organizations from around the country are pledging to train 100,000 teachers in STEM subjects by 2021.

Virginia forms STEM education commission to tackle workforce issues

by Colin Wood

The new advisory body will seek opportunities for public-private partnership and improve educational access across demographic groups.

All high schools in Georgia must teach computer science by 2024

by Colin Wood

Just one out of every two hundred high school students in Georgia takes a computer science course before graduating, but new legislation signed by Gov. Brian Kemp this month aims to change that. The new law, which will become active July 1, mandates a gradual increase in required computer science offerings at high schools throughout the state. At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, at least one high school…

Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research

by Betsy Foresman

Lawmakers moved on a host of bills this week centered around educational technology, including legislation aimed at restoring student privacy, bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, funding school security and better understanding participation in science and technology-related subjects among underrepresented groups. The Building Blocks of STEM Act, introduced in March by Sen. Jacky Rosen, a Democrat from Nevada, passed a voice vote¬†Wednesday by the Senate’s Science, Commerce and Transportation committee. The…

Dallas schools are winning back students with new focus on innovation

by Ryan Johnston

Over the last 15 years, Dallas Independent School District has lost 35,000 students to new charter and private schools in the city. The plan to get them back, led by Deputy Chief of Transformation and Innovation Angie Gaylord, is to redesign all 230 schools in the district with new academic focuses. Many schools are getting new buildings and principals, while others are narrowing in their curriculums on skills that reflect…

Pennsylvania governor spends $9.6 million on computer science training, education

by Colin Wood

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Monday an additional $9.6 million in grants to support education technology in K-12 institutions across the state. The funding follows a similar award of $8.7 million in grants announced last month. The new funding, which falls under the governor’s PAsmart initiative, designed to improve STEM education and computer science, will be awarded to 24 educational institutions and community organizations providing science and technology education.…

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