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Michigan launches $10 million one-to-one computing program

Inspired by a similar technology program being rolled out in Maine, Michigan lawmakers have just committed $10 million toward the first phase of a plan that would give every student in the state a portable,…

PEAKing students’ interest- What is PEAK? Is it in your community?

– 07/02/02 Helena program making summer school a desirable option for some students. Flying high above the Helena Valley, 12-year-old Joseph Cox and 9-year-old Michael Broadbrooks were silent, staring out the window of the small…

Former special ed teacher wants to send Montana kids to space camp

Until Mike Kersjes came along, special-needs kids never had a shot at Space Camp. The educational experience modeled after astronauts training for space shuttle missions and offered at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in…

Orbital ed

Lockheed Martin engineer shares knowledge with kids at space camp SUPERIOR – Mankind once believed the world was flat, Ron Caswell pointed out while seated in a Superior Elementary School classroom Monday. By JANE RIDER…

Colo. gets $9 mil for reading this year and could receive $59MM over six years.

Colorado has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to help young school children learn to read, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced today. By The Associated Press Paige said Colorado was among three…

$700 million in educational technology block grants now open to states

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced that states may now apply for their share of the new $700 million educational technology block-grant program. The grant program—called Enhancing Education Through Technology, or "Ed Tech"…

Business coalition to examine Utah education

The collective expertise and energy of Utah’s business community will be focused on the challenges of education through a coalition announced by Gov. Mike Leavitt. As the primary "customers" of Utah’s educational output, business has…

This Summer Camp Grows Young Entrepreneurs

DAN LYNCH knows that he is one of the fortunate ones. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he helped start, and later sold, a string of successful high-technology companies long before the dot-com bubble burst….

UM professor Steven Running honored by American Geophysical Union

To a scientist it’s the equivalent of a sports figure getting inducted into the hall of fame. So University of Montana Professor Steve Running was more than happy to be inducted recently as a fellow…

Gonzaga University Business Week to teach 250 high school students marketing through competition

Gonzaga University’s 20th annual Business Week will bring 250 high school students from throughout the state to Spokane beginning Sunday. The weeklong event introduces students to the business world through marketing competitions in which they…