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Stories that feature technology-related projects and initiatives in K-12 schools or higher education in the United States.

In support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, the tractor company is donating FIRST robotics class packs to the district. It is also supporting elementary and middle school mentors for students.
In total, the $14.8 million in funding from the federal government will support 3,081,131 devices and 774,115 broadband connections and help connect more than 3.6 million students throughout the state.
The $2 million donation to the university's Center for National Security Initiatives will go toward funding its aerospace and national defense research. The money was donated by The Anschutz Foundation.
Helena College made some major upgrades to its campus. The changes range from run-of-the-mill design updates to equipping classrooms with smart technology and adding a new esports gaming center.
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.
Enid Public Schools announced a program that offers discounted Internet service for families that qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program through at least the rest of the school year.
K-12 schools gave students laptops and tablets to let them learn virtually. But many schools also closely track students’ activities on the devices — and advocacy groups are raising the call for less invasive monitoring.
Undergraduate programs are springing up across the U.S. to meet the burgeoning demand for workers trained in big data. Yet many of the programs lack training in the ethical use of data science.
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.
Despite a significant shortage of teachers and an ongoing pandemic, New Jersey is still training up future educators. Many have fulfilled their student teaching hours through virtual means.