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February 12, 2019

Trump Calls for New AI Workforce-Development Efforts, But Offers No New Money

A new executive order on artificial intelligence shines a light on the need for education and training. But experts say it's thin on details and mostly silent on the question of funding.

November 29, 2018

Ivanka Trump, Apple's Tim Cook Push STEM, Computer Science Education

But a visit to an Idaho school district by Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook to tout STEM initiatives prompted a small protest about the overuse of technology.

August 15, 2018

To Get Girls Into Coding, Nonprofit Looks to Historic Inspiration

Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization, is providing free lesson plans that teach computer science concepts and feature women who have made contributions in the industry in order to spark girls' interests in coding.

August 01, 2018

Schools Turn to Geospatial Tech Lessons to Engage Students in STEM

A program to teach geospatial technology and concepts -- or organizing and analyzing data through visualization -- is expanding from Virginia to the Chicago public schools.

August 28, 2017

Facebook Giving Virtual-Reality Kits to Every Arkansas High School

As part of the Techstart program, 360 Arkansas high schools will receive classroom kits including computers, cameras, and Oculus Rift headsets.

June 30, 2017

Verizon Program Aims to Boost Rural Girls' STEM Skills

The free, three-week summer program is designed to introduce girls to computer science and encourage them to pursue careers in tech fields.

June 05, 2017

7 Good Ed-Tech Stories You Might Have Missed

From teens-and-screens to cybersecurity jobs to online courses, strong ed-tech-related stories abounded at the Education Writers Association's 2017 national seminar.

March 22, 2017

Appalachia Has STEM Jobs Available. Will Students Have the Skills to Fill Them?

In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, employers in the energy-extraction industry seek workers with "middle-level skills" in STEM fields.

December 08, 2016

In Analytics Economy, Demand for Data Scientists Outpaces Supply, McKinsey Says

The U.S. labor market could be short 250,000 data scientists by 2024, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute.

July 15, 2016

Coalition Offers $2 Million Grant for "Moonshot" STEM Early-Ed. Projects

100Kin10 announced a $2 million grant for "active" early education STEM programs, an effort meant to build teachers' confidence and skills in leading those subjects.

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