Technology access

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

His startup offers virtual science labs, but he hopes that’s only the beginning

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

A reader asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how should schools prepare students now?

New early-college high school to pair students with neuroscientists

The Max Planck Academy will give high school students extensive research experience as they pursue diploma and associate degree

Middle-schoolers in Colleen Johnson’s social studies class participate in a Skype “field trip” with a guest lecturer located in Virginia (shown on the screen). With greater bandwidth on a new fiber-optic internet connection, Nome teachers plan to do more live video streaming.

Alaska schools pay a price for the nation’s slowest internet, but change is coming

A new fiber-optic cable along Alaska’s coast could transform how technology is used in rural classrooms

A student at the St. Vrain Valley School District’s Innovation Center putting together a robot after school.

Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

Chicago programs seem to be giving students active learning opportunities, but mostly teaching introductory skills

Sam Larson, 15, measures a section of his cardboard canoe during ANSEP’s summer Acceleration Academy at the University of Alaska in July 2018.

Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

Pushing back against stereotypes, students in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program outperform students of all backgrounds in math and science

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don't have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school.

Will a new push for free wireless internet help rural students get online?

Pending FCC rule change could help close the ‘homework gap’

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Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

Apps marketed as educational don’t teach the way preschoolers need to learn

Classroom volunteer Aimee Menne helps teach one of the only computer science classes currently offered at San Francisco’s Mission High.

Mississippi lags in computer science grads, teachers— but it has a plan to fix that

In 2016, the state failed to graduate any teachers certified in computer science

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

Especially popular in rural areas, preschool programs may expose kids to ‘new risks,’ experts warn

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