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Sherwood, Ore., high school engineering teacher John Niebergall, left, and teacher Allison Meadows instruct student Garret Heckenberg on how to use a high-tech PlasmaCam, which cuts steel.
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Manufacturing-Job Growth Prompts K-12 Training Effort

High schools are creating programs to prepare students for high-tech manufacturing jobs amid projections of a 42 percent increase in the sector by 2018. (February 4, 2014)

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07/10 03:25 pm | Test Vendor Makes Offer to PARCC to Settle Disputed Common-Core Contract | The American Institutes for Research has reached out to PARCC to try to resolve a dispute over a lucrative, and controversial, common-core testing contract awarded to Pearson.

Blog: Digital Education

07/09 02:32 pm | U.S. Education Department Offers Tips to Districts, States on Social Media Use | Making more effective use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools remains a challenge for most school districts and state education agencies, a new report says.

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01/16 08:15 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington Post. Farewell Sputnik!

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Industry and Innovation
This section of Education Week examines the education marketplace and new approaches that are changing K-12 education. A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation helps support the project.

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By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy. July 8, 2014 – Education Week
From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world. July 3, 2014 – Education Week
Purchases of technologies that help power districts' administrative and operational functions have lagged, although some observers predict a rebound in the near future. June 9, 2014 – Education Week
The "return on education" investment concept moves toward center stage as measuring the impact of ed-tech products and services becomes more sophisticated. June 9, 2014 – Education Week
The CEO of Middlebury Interactive Languages says business leaders should develop a deep appreciation for the challenges teachers face June 9, 2014 – Education Week
The CEO of Discovery Education says the best digital learning efforts are driven by school leaders who have the courage and conviction to try new educational approaches. June 9, 2014 – Education Week
The Renaissance Learning CEO says that educators are becoming "data-fluent," helping them understand how to tailor learning more effectively for students June 9, 2014 – Education Week
Educational technology has become a hot area for investors, but some worry that could signal a bubble about to burst, leaving students and teachers in the lurch. June 9, 2014 – Education Week
A series of nascent efforts in schools and districts is underway to help administrators take a more discerning approach when purchasing products and services June 9, 2014 – Education Week
Companies trying to sell ed-tech products to school districts often face significant barriers, including arcane purchasing systems and difficulty reaching decision makers June 9, 2014 – Education Week

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