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    1. At tech conference, scrappy students from a low-income STEM school have something to prove | Chalkbeat

      At tech conference, scrappy students from a low-income STEM school have something to prove | Chalkbeat

      The teenagers from Thornton hop around the giant wooden blocks stacked in three-foot towers, trying to figure out which piece can be removed without it all crumbling down. The team from Academy High School has come here, to an annual tech competition, to prove they can stack up against students from places of privilege, from schools that always make the best-of lists. The Giant Jenga tournament is their best chance.

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    2. How one Colorado school district has embraced STEM as a way of life | Chalkbeat

      How one Colorado school district has embraced STEM as a way of life | Chalkbeat

      P-TECH is a growing national effort that brings together public schools, community colleges and tech companies in an effort to provide traditionally underserved students a more robust education in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, and the promise of a good job.

      The program is a natural fit for the St. Vrain Valley district, which for nearly a decade has devoted energy to STEM offerings with the aid of millions in federal tax dollars. Now, it is focusing more effort on serving its growing population of at-risk students — with P-TECH being one example.

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    3. UNC faces tech curriculum crisis | uncmirror

      UNC faces tech curriculum crisis | uncmirror

      UNC has continued to provide teacher education since its inception, all the while gaining a reputation for quality in its nursing, business and performing and visual arts programs. Through it all, a liberal arts education is always something that UNC has promised. But with only a software engineering degree and a physics degree with an engineering emphasis to offer to students, UNC’s focus on growing industries in the technology sector is much less than its competitors' across the state.

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    4. Smart digital textbook project at CU Boulder may help students learn better

      Smart digital textbook project at CU Boulder may help students learn better

      The words that students highlight in their textbook may soon be used to create customized quizzes and reviews that will help them grasp concepts better. That's because of a new, four-year joint research project at the University of Colorado Boulder, Rice University and the University of California, San Diego in which researchers are working to create "smart" digital textbooks that will help them assess how students learn and how much information they retain when studying...

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    5. U.S. Commerce Secretary Pritzker visits Boulder's Black Lab Sports - Boulder Daily Camera

      U.S. Commerce Secretary Pritzker visits Boulder's Black Lab Sports - Boulder Daily Camera

      The last time U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was in Boulder, she held court at Ball Aerospace with executives from some of the area's largest employers. On Thursday, it was young and eager startup entrepreneurs who got to shake her hand and bend her ear, as Pritzker joined Boulder Congressman Jared Polis to celebrate Startup Day Across America.

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    6. Colorado awards 1st grants for collaborations with Israeli companies

      Colorado awards 1st grants for collaborations with Israeli companies

      Colorado Economic Development Commission members offered the first three matching grants on Wednesday to companies participating in a new program that helps to fund research-and-development projects if they are working collaboratively with businesses or universities located in Israel. 

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    7. Denver tech company bought, moving to San Francisco

      Denver tech company bought, moving to San Francisco

      A Denver tech company has been purchased and will be moving all of its employees to San Francisco. The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported that three-year-old StatusPage was bought by software development collaboration company Atlassian (Nasdaq: TEAM) for an undisclosed price, and all 15 StatusPage employees will move to San Francisco. StatusPage makes software that allows companies to communicate with customers when the company's computer is down.

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