Ariana Fine

Introductory computer science classes at four high schools in San Francisco USD use humanoid robots to drive interest in coding and robotics. Teams from the California district, Boston Public Schools and SoftBank collaborated to design a curriculum that includes human-computer interaction. Read more>>

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Collegiate Times

Virginia Tech hosted its second Science Olympiad Tournament, with over 200 high school students competing from schools in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The science tournament's aim is to improve students’ problem-solving skills, teamwork and understanding of STEM fields. Read more>>

WKAR

While many schools teach digital skills, the state of Michigan has no formal standards for teaching computer science. Now, the Michigan Department of Education is gathering public input on a proposed set of K12 computer science standards, and is holding a series of hearings to learn what teachers and parents think should be included in them. Read more>>

The Dispatch

Phoenix Academy, an elementary school in High Point, North Carolina, rolled out a multi-faceted safety system, which includes a shooter detection system, door barricades, cameras and mapping equipment, and lights. It is tied into the city’s 911 emergency communications center. Read more>>

ABC

What if schools ditched the roll call, and used facial recognition technology instead? It sounds futuristic, but a trial is underway in some Australian schools. The state government of Victoria has cracked down on the federally funded trial, saying schools will be banned from using facial recognition to mark school attendance, unless parental approval is secured first. Read more>>

AccuWeather

More schools are experimenting with e-learning for at-home instruction. From fires and mudslides on the West Coast to winter storms and hurricanes on the East Coast, many schools have lost valuable class days, putting students behind. Read more>>

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