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Education

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

The Federal Communications Commission voted July 18 to allow funding for Wi-Fi hot spots under the E-rate program. Schools can loan these hot spots to students who lack Internet access at home.
Using large language models, and with some adult supervision, the chatbot would coach young people on how to identify and respond to messages from online predators.
The University of Michigan said its public safety department's phone system was down Friday, and some faculty and students might be affected. Henry Ford College also had to close for the day.
The university's Mississippi AI Agency, a student-led initiative that launched this spring, challenges students who are receiving continual AI training to help businesses utilize generative AI.
A workshop on July 26-27 for students as well as the general public will feature presentations, panel discussions, group activities and lectures by scientists on the materials and devices behind brain-inspired computing.
In a webinar this week, K-12 thought leaders from the Consortium for School Networking summarized the ethical implementation of AI in schools as a matter of preparation, communication, equity, privacy and flexibility.
Rasmussen is the latest of several institutions to partner with the online resume builder and job-search company Hiration to give students and alumni a tool for real-time feedback on job interview skills.
In response to a campus-wide power outage caused by a vehicle crash, University of Washington Tacoma will source two generators, lease a power switch and eventually redesign and rebuild its own switch.
A $2.3 million contract between the New Hampshire Department of Education and the nonprofit Khan Academy will make the AI teaching assistant Khanmigo available for free to teachers and students in grades 5-12 until 2025.
Innovation Center student designers, teachers and Northrop Grumman volunteers taught a week of STEM camps for middle and high school students, covering topics like cybersecurity, AI and computer science.