Utah Education Network releases results of of second school technology inventory. Among the key findings—Utah’s students and teachers have become more connected to digital teaching and learning through increased distribution of computing devices and newer wireless networking gear. However, more work needs to be done to connect every student to the key technologies that will set each of Utah’s students on a path toward success.
UH president recognized for commitment to education technology and Pacific Islands connectivity. University of Hawai'i President David Lassner was honored with the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) Christine Haska Distinguished Service Award for his extensive work in research and education technology. Established in 2018, the award honors an individual who has provided extraordinary leadership and service to the CENIC community and its partners.
Schools celebrate career, technology education. Students and faculty from Queen Anne’s County Public Schools joined others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education Month. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow.” CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college — and career — ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields.
MSC Southeast starts new construction technology degree. Looking to meet the needs of the construction industry, Minnesota State College Southeast will begin offering a new two-year construction technology degree beginning in fall 2018.“This program will help build out Winona’s workforce housing market as well as help mitigate the ongoing shortage of tradesmen and tradeswomen,” according to Travis Thul, MSC Southeast Dean of Trade and Technology. “We are here to train tomorrow’s trades professionals on state-of-the-art building techniques.”
GOP lawmakers rip education department over school security. Republican lawmakers are taking aim at the state Education Department for failing to increase school security despite voter approval for $2 billion in spending on technology that could protect kids.