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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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Is Student Data at Risk Due to Out-of-Date Privacy Laws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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Acer Preps a Pair of Durable Chromebooks for Students

Acer is toughening up its laptops to meet the demands of students who don't have time or attention to think about caring for a delicate piece of computer machinery.

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Minding the Confidence Gap: How 16 Top Computer Science Programs Measure Up

The difference in self-confidence between male and female computer science students can vary significantly across the leading departments

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Degree-Free IT: Can College-Skippers Thrive in Tech?

With college costs sky high and the IT job market red hot, some techies are skipping the sheepskin and heading straight to work. Is that a smart move or short-sighted?

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Higher-Education CIOs Weigh In on 2015 Priorities

Customer experience, big data, ‘the business of education’ is in the spotlight for 2015 at colleges and universities.

Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and some retailers

School Security Protocols Prevent Students From Building Apps

Computer systems need to be "opened up" but school IT departments are reluctant to allow this

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New England Security Group Shares Threat Intelligence, Strives to Bolster Region as Cybersecurity Mecca

Core members of the Advanced Cyber Security Center meet twice monthly to discuss the latest threats

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iRobot's Latest Roomba Robot is Designed for Hackers

Romba announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.

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Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering Are Transforming Everything

This infographic by Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology explores just a few of the electrical and computer engineering advances that promise to improve quality of life around the globe.

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MIT Names U.S. CTO Megan Smith as 2015 Commencement Speaker

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is getting a seriously early jump on its 2015 commencement exercises, naming U.S. CTO and MIT alum Megan Smith as its speaker for the June 5 event.

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New Programs Aim to Boost Computer Science Education

Obama administration rolls out new public-private partnerships to expand computer science education in schools, train more teachers and broaden participation among women and minorities.

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Apple to Host 'Hour of Code' Workshops at its Stores Next Week

Apple on Dec. 11 will welcome to its stores around the world those wanting to take part in the Code.org Hour of Code programming initiative.

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