T&L News(8)

  • Voters approved a $46.3 million override that will provide continued funding for the Kyrene Teaches with Technology Project, which provides wireless laptops and projectors for classrooms throughout the Kyrene Elementary School District.
  • Research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 57% of teens who use the Internet are “Content Creators,†having created a blog or webpage, posted original artwork, photography, stories or videos online or remixed online content into their own new creations.
  • It took 15 years, and some detours, but the Rutherford County (TN) Schools have achieved the goal, first established in 1991, of having computers in every district classroom. The district now provides more than 11,716 computers to serve 33,000-plus students.
  • Moore County Schools is now among North Carolina’s most tech-savvy school districts. Three years after placing 111th out of 115 school districts, Moore County now claims 16th place according to the North Carolina Annual Media and Technology Report. Learn how they did it.
  • We have a winner! "Stanley," an unmanned car built by the Stanford University (CA) racing team, autonomously navigated a 131.6-mile course in the Mojave Desert in six hours and 53 minutes, taking first place and a $2 million grand prize in the DARPA Grand Challenge. See race footage.