The Department of Energy is investing $19 million to improve the efficiency of the nation’s buildings. This investment will aim to develop advanced building technologies that will help Americans save money on utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs. “[Improving efficiency] presents one of our best opportunities for cutting Americans’ energy bills and […]

The Republican Party platform, released during the convention in Cleveland that chose Donald Trump as the nominee, explains the party’s views on technology including broadband expansion, net neutrality, cybersecurity, education, and health care. Broadband The platform emphasizes the party’s views that the government should invest in more broadband development.  “At the cost of billions, the […]

Campaign managers who urge politicians that they have a certain state’s unwavering support can now use data analytics to detect cities and even individuals within those states who may not back the candidates. Rick Hutley, program director of analytics at the University of the Pacific in California, leads a team of students pursuing master’s degrees […]

Laura Ferris, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been bombarded by people asking which mobile applications they could use to identify whether their moles were malignant or benign. Curious as to the reliability of these apps, Ferris and her colleagues tested three inexpensive ones that provided immediate feedback. The doctors were […]

Members of Generation Z might still be in middle and high school, but they are already thinking about college. Barnes & Noble surveyed Generation Zers, who shared their thoughts on everything from how they prefer to study to their thoughts on education technology.






Members of Generation Z might still be in middle and high school, but they are already thinking about college. For its new report, Barnes & Noble surveyed Generation Zers, those who were born between the early 2000s to the present, for their thoughts on higher education. The students surveyed shared their thoughts on everything from how […]

Games in the classroom–is it a fad or is it here to stay? A recent report from Project Tomorrow, a global education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education, found that that in 2015, 48 percent of teachers used games as a part of instruction–up from 23 percent of teachers in […]

The National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released the Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy, which tells agencies what they should consider when developing privacy programs to protect student data. Concerns about sharing students’ data include the potential use of data for marketing purposes, the selling of student profiles to vendors, the risk of […]

From 2006 to 2015, 6,700 firearms were transferred to individuals with prohibiting domestic violence records that should have prevented them from obtaining weapons. In a report released July 5, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) stated that better analysis of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data could help lead to improved background checks on domestic violence […]

School’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean administrators and tech staff aren’t hard at work upgrading technology infrastructure. K-12 schools are increasingly turning to the cloud to store, manage, and process data. However, cloud adoption is not without its hurdles and concerns.  CDW-G recently released a new infographic, “K-12 Cloud Possibilities,” that highlights […]

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