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There was a marked increase in parent-school communications during the COVID-19 pandemic, and schools need to continue offering expanded opportunities for parents to engage.
With GoGuardian software monitoring what students do on their school-provided laptops, Baltimore city schools started reporting signs of suicidal thoughts, flagging nine students since March.
A carpentry program at Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Maryland puts local high school juniors and seniors to work building sheds while they gain hands-on experience with tools and craftsmanship.
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.
Students at the University of Texas Permian Basin STEM Academy, a K-12 charter school on the UTPB campus, are applying biomedical science to a crime scene investigation as part of a fast-track STEM program.
A five-day mentoring program organized by a partnership between Purdue Polytechnic and the Sistas of Royalty offers classes and workshops for girls, this year focusing on food supply chain management.
New legislation will direct the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to conduct a review of vulnerabilities in schools nationwide and give them information and resources to prevent cyber attacks.
Recent legislation in Alabama will allocate millions of dollars to boost math and science in rural districts, for example by partnering local teachers with virtual ones who will provide support and interventions.
An audit of IT security in K-12 schools by the Kansas Legislature revealed most respondents weren't following recommended best practices, and half of them reported funding as a barrier to doing so.
Shortly after a state legislative audit found many Kansas school districts lacked basic network security features, the Manhattan-Ogden school board approved security upgrades to the district's network.
Given the state's digital literacy and computer science standards from 2018 and grant funding from Amazon, Decatur City Schools have been training teachers to incorporate robots, coding and other technology into lessons.
Making podcasts for music class, students at Ascension Episcopal School in Louisiana learned about voice acting and recording from actor Susan Bennett, who provided the voice for Apple’s virtual assistant Siri.
Initially just focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, the Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab in Newport News, Va., challenges students to entertain solutions to real-world problems.
With a $25,000 grant from the Merck Foundation, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School in Coal Township, Pa., will add computer science instruction for middle schoolers to its Project Lead the Way biomedical program.
Deb Alzner is sharing her passion and experience for information technology with middle schoolers at the Gaston County main library in North Carolina, where she also offers free programming classes.