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Wyo. students complete end-of-year projects


  • Buffalo Bulletin (Wyo.)

Students at a Wyoming high school recently displayed the computer-aided design projects they completed using their school's high-tech lab. Students had access to 3D printers to complete their projects… Read More

Ga. Regents grants raises to 3 public college presidents


  • American City Business Journals

The presidents of three of Georgia's top public universities have been granted significant raises by the Board of Regents. Starting July 1, Georgia Tech President "Bud" Peterson and Georgia State Univ… Read More

N.C. class integrates Twitter into exams


  • Time Warner Cable News

A speech and debate class in North Carolina recently posted a tweet with the goal of getting thousands of retweets. The tweet stated that students would not have to take exams if they reached a certai… Read More

Why "friend-tors" are more valuable than mentors


  • Fortune

Instead of finding mentors, Shiza Shahid, co-founder and ambassador of Malala Fund, recommends that people surround themselves with "friend-tors" made up of a supportive community of peers. "So my adv… Read More