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Brandon Paykamian

Staff Writer

Brandon Paykamian is a staff writer for Government Technology. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from East Tennessee State University and years of experience as a multimedia reporter, mainly focusing on public education and higher ed.

Studying ways to improve student math scores, particularly for non-white students, the nonprofit College Bridge found some Black and Latino students benefited from receiving lessons online as opposed to in person.
A new report says schools are making more use of programs that monitor student devices for clues of suicidal ideation and self-harm, despite concerns about student privacy and the efficacy of such programs.
Between the challenges of COVID-19 and climate change, schools are becoming increasingly interested in modern HVAC systems that can filter and circulate air while reducing energy consumption.
Having recently ranked coding bootcamps by trainee job placement, the data research company Optimal found many of them and their trainees flourishing while institutes of higher education face declining enrollment.
A team of researchers at Cornell Tech has developed a forecast of urban technology trends over the coming decade, predicting movements in machine learning, life sciences, infrastructure and other fields.
The ed-tech company BCdiploma is lending its blockchain tool for verifying credentials to Modern Campus and its course management system for students, reducing the need for paper transcripts and certifications.
Health analytics company HSR.health has created an online data tool for schools that analyzes virus cases, local conditions, and the layouts of buildings to help predict the effectiveness of specific COVID-19 policies.
The Indy Autonomous Challenge in Indianapolis will bring together teams from 21 universities across the globe to showcase their work on autonomous vehicles they’ve been developing in recent years.
Last spring, Arizona State University began offering a course that teaches students the essentials of coding so that they can develop mobile apps that direct low-income and homeless populations to support services.
Tech company SAP is promoting the use of virtual reality to help students gain the skills they need for the job market. The company offers a VR program designed to assist students from underserved communities.
The U.S. Department of Education will gather additional federal data to examine the full scope of problems faced by schools throughout the pandemic. The study hopes to guide policymakers tasked with reopening schools.
The state is launching a new training program for fiber-optic technicians at the Tri-County Career Center in Nelsonville, aiming to create a workforce capable of installing new broadband and 5G infrastructure.
The private cellular network company has partnered with cities such as Tucson, Ariz., to establish and manage new 5G/LTE networks to close the digital divide and give schools control over their users.
Two global education technology companies have announced plans to combine their resources, boost innovation, better serve customers and develop new digital learning products to compete in the growing ed-tech market.
New classroom software uses artificial intelligence for speech recognition and running teacher-supervised chatbots to help students practice words and pronunciations before they embarrass themselves in real conversation.
Researchers hope to turn the 400-acre Discovery Park District into a research incubator for 6G smart city technology of tomorrow, in collaboration with university and industry partners creating next-generation networks.
A new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation says AR/VR programs could bring new lessons to students across grade levels, given the requisite investments to spur adoption and research.
Mathematica researchers have created a website that predicts the effectiveness of various in-school COVID-19 testing strategies according to local conditions, using data from the past school year.
Career and technical instructors are making use of a platform from YouScience designed to test student aptitudes ahead of job certification exams, potentially guiding them to careers that fit their interests and skills.
The Virginia school district has contracted with a local health-care provider to provide technology and telehealth services to reduce student absences and travel times to and from clinics and hospitals.
A new group of educators, policymakers, technology companies, capital firms and other entities wants to assess the reliability of artificial intelligence applications used by schools and inform future regulations.
AT&T and Northern Virginia Community College are partnering on a two-year, on-the-job IT skill-building and mentorship program to fulfill a growing need for qualified candidates in national security.
Passed by the Senate and being read in committee for the state Assembly, a new bill aims to create a statewide program in the Department of Education to assess the needs of local schools and train teachers on technology.
The state’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief plan will spend federal funds on technology access, studying student performance, telehealth counseling and other resources to combat learning loss.
The global ed-tech company is bringing an AI-driven platform to the U.S. that uses academic performance, co-curricular activities and other data to paint a clear picture of a student's skills for prospective employers.
The digital learning platform ASSISTments is working on artificial intelligence for software that suggests specific kinds of feedback that teachers can give students on written-answer math questions.
Washington State University and the University of Washington will head new research geared toward using artificial intelligence to solve problems associated with climate change and real-time machine learning.
Coming to IT from the field of archaeology about 20 years ago, the University of Arizona's CISO Lanita Collette has prioritized human-centered organization, training and effective management in cybersecurity.
China’s new restrictions to keep educational technology companies out of capital markets threaten to curtail tutoring and other industries, but experts say the changes may have little effect on the U.S. market.
Hernando County School District is using Nintex software to speed up the permitting process for capital projects. Officials say the platform cut the time it took to get projects approved by more than half.