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The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital Age

American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.

08/27/2014

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Rockets and ‘Rithmetic: Engineers’ Tutoring Pays Off For Students

What do you get when you add pizza, probability, teenagers and engineers? Improved test scores, students say.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM Educators

The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.

08/27/2014

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the 2014 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champions from the University of Central Florida, in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in Washington, D.C., August 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Cyber Champions Tour Washington

A team of students from the University of Central Florida won the Raytheon-sponsored National Cyber Collegiate Defense Competition earlier this year.

08/27/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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Feds Give Conn. Another Year On Education Changes

Connecticut has been given another year to work on changes as it launches a contentious set of school standards, federal and state education officials announced Thursday.

07/03/2014

Governor Dannel Malloy uses charts to illustrate points about Common Core funding in a press conference at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in Hartford.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy Promises $15-million For Common Core

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is committing an additional $15 million to launchCommon Core education standards in Connecticut public schools.

06/26/2014

Governor Dannel Malloy speaks in Meriden about preschool slots. Photo courtesy of the governor's office.

Malloy Announces Allocation Of Preschool Slots

More than 1,000 additional pre-kindergarten slots are being allocated throughout Connecticut to help provide early childhood education to more needy children.

06/11/2014

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