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Education

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

Noting health-care staffing shortages across the U.S., the merger aims to make nursing school more accessible by offering prospective students digital loan repayment options based on their actual salary.
Engineers used a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to design prototypes of FaceBit, a sensor that fits inside face masks and can measure how tightly it's fitted, as well as respiration and heart rate.
Teachers, administrators and students alike have found that more time on screens and away from classrooms only worsened the apparent addiction to cell phones, leading some to seek technological solutions.
With help from ESSER funds and state vouchers for zero-emissions vehicles, Modesto City Schools is replacing half its fleet with electric buses, estimating an annual savings of about $250,000 in fuel costs.
With a $735,000 grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the university aims to ramp up research and workforce development in microelectronics to tackle supply chain issues and build next-generation technology.
A donation from the Fletcher Jones Foundation will allow the California university to create an endowed professorship in artificial intelligence to teach basic skills that will prepare students for in-demand careers.
A veteran high school athlete and technology official at other school districts, the Illinois High School Association’s new IT director has ideas to overhaul the group’s website with a modern look and more information.
The software company will integrate Signal Vine’s two-way text messaging and Augusoft’s enrollment management tool for continuing and corporate education into its suite of products for colleges and universities.
Columbus City Schools has enlisted the family counseling organization Buckeye Ranch to help students dealing with depression, anxiety and other issues that coincided with social isolation over months of remote learning.
A school district in New York is running a job training classroom for students with special needs at the Colonie Center Mall, with internship opportunities in computer technology, construction and other subjects.