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Who Just Rocked a National Technology and Engineering Test? Girls.

Jayne Miller wrote this on May 20, 2016

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Get this. In 2014 the federal government administered a first-ever national test of technology and engineering literacy. The results were made public on Tuesday, with 45% of eighth-grade girls and 43% of eighth-grade boys showing proficiency. The Washington Post has the full story below.

Other articles you might be interested in include an exploration of grit from The Atlantic, as well as an Inside Higher Ed piece on creating future edtech leaders.

After working on this essay series for so long, we were thrilled to see an NPR Ed exploration of student stress, also linked below. 

Enjoy your Friday and the edtech goodness below.

Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills | The Washington Post

Should Teachers Be in the Business of Teaching Grit? | The Atlantic

Why one school district tried something new — even though people were happy with the status quo | The Hechinger Report

Bursting the 'Personalization' Bubble: An Alternative Vision for Our Public Schools | EdSurge

YouTube for iOS gets full Google Cardboard support | TechCrunch

To train future ed-tech leaders, higher ed needs new discipline, some say | Inside Higher Ed

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom | TechCrunch

So We Know Students Are Stressed Out ... Now Let's Talk About It | NPR Ed

Engage Parents as Partners to Close the Digital Divide | Edutopia

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