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Julia McCandless

Contributing Writer

Julia McCandless is a journalist passionate about finding the story and telling it well. She currently works as a freelance journalist and communications expert in Northern California, where she lives with her husband and son.

Stanford University Professor Eric Roberts says the number of open faculty positions in computer science exceeds the number of candidates by a factor of five.
The nonprofit organization is launching innovative projects to improve access to actionable knowledge about blended learning work that’s being done around the nation.
Agencies and individuals at both the state and local level were cited for their abilities to leverage, communicate and collaborate to create strong cyberprograms.
As need grows for a strong government cybersecurity workforce, veterans offer a blend of discipline and technical experience.
The Technology Business Management Program helps the state look at IT through a business lens to effectively communicate the services it provides.
Some educators use technology to help engage students with key social studies topics, while still emphasizing informed conversation in person.
Now the senior vice president and CIO for Stony Brook University in New York, Melissa Woo has become a trailblazer in education IT.
Educators around the country are watching to see whether PACE is successful in providing competency-based education. A key factor is the assessment data.
A grab-and-go mobile communications set-up ensures that one California city can be there for residents during an emergency.
Eight percent more of vendors are now requiring encryption thanks to the initiative.
Parents want the protection, but notification requirements put a heavy burden on school districts. Two states – Colorado and Connecticut – are tackling the issue in different ways.
Outsourcing, bigger budgets and better planning are some of the ways higher ed tries to handle the growth in ResNets.
Hiram College is the latest school to make digital devices part of the students' liberal arts experience. But experts caution that tech giveaways need to be planned well.
Similar challenges appear in both traditional and digital learning environments when it comes to collaboration.
The system is powered by a lightning network that includes more than 1,200 lightning sensors across 40 countries.
The WiFire app is meant to support experts by providing key information in a matter of minutes.
A new National Association of State Boards of Education report examines the potential consequences of school surveillance on privacy and equity.
After a successful pilot last year within four high schools, the school district is now beginning to incorporate 3-D technology and virtual reality tools within all 21 school sites, including elementary and middle schools.
Despite major tech advances, many organizations still struggle with digital accessibility.
It's been six days since the water started to rise in the Baton Rouge area, and while the flood has receded in several parts of the state, it is actually still getting worse in others.
And Wi-Fi access isn’t just a way to get students online, it’s also created a ripple effect of many positive impacts, as measured by district officials.
The first phase costs $5.6 million and will consist of a flood wall.
The elections information website can play a significant role in filling the information gap for voters.
A pilot program trains students in high-demand fields and connects them with companies that need workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and math.
Designed for teachers who have prior experience in programming or coding, the course covers key topics across software design and development, programming language, and technology applications.
The Alaska State Board of Education has implemented an innovative virtual stakeholder process that uses technology to seamlessly connect community members for key discussions and decisions on the Every Student Succeeds Act initiative.
The county worked to quickly streamline systems, targeting 60 applications, including more than 1,000 forms and 1,300 reports to be modernized, rewritten or retired.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress' unique assessment uses scenario-based tasks on computers to measure how eighth-grade students understand the use and effect of technology in their personal lives.
Since the state's Workforce Solutions Department launched a strategy that marries predictive analytics with behavioral science techniques, it has seen a 40 percent reduction in the likelihood to commit fraud.
The state's Office of Early Childhood recently began the second phase of a software system for rating Colorado's early childhood education and care programs.