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Techiest college commencement speakers of 2015

Tim Cook, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty among the headliners for college commencements

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MIT alums celebrate 10th anniversary of bogus CompSci paper generator with cheeky new tool

Three MIT grads this week are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their clever SCIgen program, which randomly generates computer science papers realistic enough to get accepted by sketchy technical conferences and publishers, with a...

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Google's Eric Schmidt double dips: To make second Virginia Tech commencement address

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has been named as the speaker for the 5,000-strong Virginia Tech Class of 2015 commencement on May 15 at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.

Aerohive targets education with 802.11ac access point release

Aerohive Networks today announced the availability of the AP130, the company’s latest wireless access point to target educational institutions as customers.

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School district gets an HP SDN makeover to address wireless growth, security problems

South Washington County Schools standardizes on one vendor, leans on Software Defined Networking

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White House pushes STEM, marks broadband milestone

Obama stumps for STEM education and broadband deployment as administration establishes an interagency panel to promote high-speed Internet service.

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Not your father's computer science building

Computer science programs across the U.S. are designing new buildings to foster collaboration, hand-on instruction, and interdisciplinary learning.

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Maker spaces boost student tech innovation

Colleges and universities are making room for students to be inventive and entrepreneurial.

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Computer science surge sparks campus building boom

College campuses across the U.S. are building new computer science facilities that encourage hands-on education and interdisciplinary research.

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Can Tech Help Teachers Teach and Students Learn?

The promise of technology in the classroom earns high grades with students, teachers and administrators surveyed. But that digital education revolution is not an easy battle to win.

Kenya abandons school laptop project, moves to computer labs

A snag in the bidding process derailed the laptop plan, but there are high hopes for computer labs

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Microsoft Rolls Out Free Office for Students, Worldwide

Americans students received the free offer for Office about two years ago. Now Microsoft has rolled it out worldwide.

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Is Student Data at Risk Due to Out-of-Date Privacy Laws

Members of Congress warn that an aging privacy statute hasn't kept pace with technology in the classroom and urge that restrictions be placed on third-party use of student data.

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New Dell Chromebook 11 for Education is Built to Get Beaten Up on the Playground

Dell adds manageability, durability and LTE to its new Chromebook 11. The company also announced some education-oriented tablets and PCs.

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Black Girls Code Founder Looks to Expand Skills Outreach, Challenges CIOs to Help the Cause

In 2011, computer scientist Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code, a chapter-based nonprofit that has taught programming to more than 3,000 young women across the country.

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Event Fosters Software and STEM Entrepreneurs for Education

About 100 educators, parents and technology pros converged last weekend at Crossroads Academy in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, for an event called Startup Weekend Education—KC.

CIO Helps Kaplan Keep Pace With Students

At Kaplan, a for-profit education company, IT untethers from old approaches and focuses on keeping up with fast-changing student needs.

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Tech Industry May Gain From Obama’s Free Tuition Plan

Seminole State College in Sanford Fla. graduates about 70 students annually with two-year degrees in its programming and networking programs. If President Obama's free-tuition plan were in effect, enrollment could rise 25%.

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