IT team pulls off speedy recovery after Maria | Tips to incorporate computer science in NGSS | Why early learning should offer coding, robotics
November 17, 2017
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IT team pulls off speedy recovery after Maria
IT team pulls off speedy recovery after Maria
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Just two-and-a-half weeks after Hurricane Maria left much of Puerto Rico without power, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon was back up online, delivering courses and registering students for financial aid. Officials there credit a forward-thinking IT team that used the cloud and other resources during the recovery.
Campus Technology (11/16) 
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Implementing A District-Wide Science Success
Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
Tips to incorporate computer science in NGSS
Tips to incorporate computer science in NGSS
Educators implementing the Next Generation Science Standards should consider ways to integrate computer science, asserts computer science integration specialist Sheena Vaidyanathan. In this commentary, she shares several ideas and digital tools to help educators get started.
EdSurge (11/16) 
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Tax bills spark concerns from education groups
Tax bills spark concerns from education groups
Forty-three education advocacy groups in a letter to the US Senate say they are worried that proposed tax bills could lead to a reduction in federal funds for education. "If tax reform is deficit-financed and adds to the federal debt, as both the budget resolution and the House bill would allow, there will be increased pressure for Congress to curb direct spending for education and all discretionary spending," the letter says.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (11/16) 
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Managing Budgets
How some rural schools are beating the odds
How some rural schools are beating the odds
Some rural schools in Ohio have boosted graduation rates and the number of college-going graduates thanks, in part, to the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative. The collaborative, which launched with 21 school districts in 2010, allows for pooling of resources and better access to funding.
The Hechinger Report (11/16) 
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Schools and Social Media
Survey considers social media habits
On average, young people are on 8.7 social media accounts, according to a survey of more than 350,000 people between ages 16 and 64. The survey also found that Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are popular ways to communicate.
Bustle (11/16) 
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Last Byte
Study will track biological responses of hackers
A study conducted by Sandia National Laboratories and sponsored by the Department of Defense will outfit ethical hackers with monitors to measure biological responses while performing simulated cyberattacks. The results will help researchers find out how difficult it is for hackers to launch attacks on different hardware and software.
The Register (U.K.) (11/15),  Government Computer News (11/15) 
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