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CTE Makover Challenge

cardboard dinosaur at White House maker faireCould makerspaces transform career, technical, and vocational education? The U.S. Department of Education believes so and has launched a CTE Makeover Challenge to kick-start the process. Up to 10 schools could win $20,000 in cash and other awards to turn their makerspace designs into reality. Submissions due April 1, 2016.

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2013 Intel Science Talent All-Stars

2013 Intel Science Talent Search finalists at White HouseBiofuels and computer algorithms that help robots avoid obstacles are among the research projects that netted 10 high school seniors top honors in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search. They were among 40 finalists from 20 states who vied for $630,000 in awards in the nation’s most prestigious science-research competition for high school seniors.

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Do Waivers Signal End of “No Child” Era?

white house press conference on waiversFlanked by students, teachers, state education leaders, aPresident Barack Obama announced a plan to let states and districts waive some of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law’s most onerous requirements. In exchange, however, states would have to adopt certain reforms — including teacher evaluations that take student test scores into account.

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