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Climate Change Needs a Seat in U.S. Classrooms

A big majority of Americans believe U.S. classrooms need to teach climate change, even if politicians don't always agree. In two polls done by media nonprofit NPR and survey company Ipsos — one among teachers and the other among parents — almost nine in 10 teachers (86 percent) and a solid eight in 10 parents (80 percent) agreed that the subject should be taught. Overall, nearly three-quarters of people (74 percent) do believe the climate is changing.

Funding Is Top Roadblock to AR & VR in Schools

The education sector is forecast to spend more than $6 billion annually on augmented and virtual reality technologies by 2023. Funding for the technologies remains a major hurdle to adoption, but price points for equipment are dropping rapidly.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 22, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

MakerBot Intros Certification Program for Students, Teachers

3D printer company MakerBot has launched a new certification program for teachers and students in middle and high school. Both offerings are available from MakerBot University, the company's online training and certification division.

Coding as a Second Language

The Panasonic Foundation and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation are collaborating to launch four academies to teach code as a second language to middle school and high school students.

Salesforce.org Expands Education Data Architecture to K-12

Salesforce.org has announced Education Data Architecture, an expansion of the Higher Education Data Architecture that is the foundation of its Education Cloud.

10 Emerging Trends in Analytics Every CIO Should Know About

Augmented analytics and “explainable AI” are just two changes to data and analytics technology that should have "significant disruptive potential"over operations in the next three to five years.

5 Myths of AI

No, artificial intelligence can't replace the human brain, and no, we'll never really be able to make AI bias-free.

New Architecture-Themed LEGO Sets Debut for 2019–2020 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Jr. Season

LEGO Education and FIRST today unveiled two new robotics sets for the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League Season, both themed around architecture.

University to Set Up 15,000 STEM Mentoring Pairs for Girls

The University of California, Davis is hoping to connect 15,000 11-year-old girls in the state to STEM education in a new pilot.

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