Driving district master schedules by putting students first

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

Commentary: Eileen Belastock of Mount Greylock Regional School District warns not to position students as an afterthought in scheduling.

How VCU's cyber-physical security system is keeping 32,000 students safe

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

Virginia Commonwealth University CIO Alex Henson says recent upgrades are improving safety and tightening partnerships with local law enforcement.

Penn State grad develops snow plow optimization tool

by Betsy Foresman • 3 days ago

The university says it plans to use the software this year as it forms snow removal plans.

GIS can enrich spatial thinking and learning in K-12, say experts

by Betsy Foresman • 4 days ago

Speakers at a Library of Congress event on GIS Day touted the educational utility of geospatial data and related mapping technologies.

Brooklyn school students boycott self-directed learning program

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

High-school students staged a walk-out after the self-directed Summit Learning program left both students and teachers "lost."

Google's machine-learning boot camp targets workforce gap

by Betsy Foresman • 5 days ago

A computer science initiative addressing workforce shortages will be piloted at Mills College in Oakland this February and other schools next summer.

Virginia Tech announces $1 billion 'innovation campus'

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

Planned near Amazon's Northern-Virginia HQ2 site, the campus will host STEM graduate students next year.

DHS grants $1.27 million for cyber-risk economics research

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

The new funding will help fill demand for a "data-driven model for understanding and characterizing harms."

Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

Just 30 percent of software licenses purchased by K-12 school districts were used by students, according to a recent academic study.

How data can drive 'women in tech' policies for higher ed

by Angela Galik • 1 week ago

Commentary: Careful surveying and data analysis can confirm hunches about female student retention or disprove others, says NCWIT's Angela Galik.

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