Industry News

2/12/2014

2/12/2014

By now, Salman Khan’s transition from hedge fund analyst to education technology mogul is well known in Silicon Valley. A decade ago, Khan began tutoring his 12-year-old cousin over the phone and through primitive instant messaging tools. Ten years and $7 million later, his Khan Academy online educational video empire counts 10 million monthly users in 200 countries.

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With the addition of the Department of Agriculture’s $10 million-plus in distance-learning grants for rural schools, the financial pledges to narrow the technology gaps in schools total nearly $3 billion when added to commitments from the FCC and several private technology companies.

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Capital Region BOCES is seeking $3.4 million over four-and-a-half years from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer more science, technology, engineering and math programs for local students.

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Board members in a workshop with the state’s education department worried about how to give choice to families in unaccredited districts, without sacrificing the children who stay behind.

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The Alamance-Burlington School System has a new executive director of technology and career and technical education. Dennis Frye was with Rockingham County Public Schools since 2007, and last served as director of instructional technology and media.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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The Bethlehem Area School Board rejected a proposed charter school with an aerospace science curriculum in a military-style setting, citing a lack of community and financial support, among other concerns.

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Thousands of school board members, administrators, and educators will convene in New Orleans to take part in the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) 74th Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2014.

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Early education is an investment in the future, an investment that has been shown to reap dividends by study after study. It's an investment that has been lacking in recent years in the state of Illinois.

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It is fitting that a community so rich in talent and focused on the arts makes every effort to reach out to the next generation when it comes to sharing the culture. Two NY museums are doing just that.

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There has been a major decision in Collin County’s Frisco Independent School District. The school board voted to approve a referendum for voters to decide on a nearly $800 million bond proposal, that would include building 14 new schools.

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New Jersey consistently ranks as having among the nation’s fairest systems of public school funding bu, under the current administration, the state has seen its 'fairness rating' drop from second to 12th place nationally.

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An Illinois suburban high school is one of the first in the nation allowing parents to use mobile devices to track when and where their students have boarded and exited school buses.

2/12/2014

Expanding to eight new cities, ASCD announced its lineup of one- and two-day Professional Development Institutes for the spring and summer as educators nationwide continue to implement the Common Core State Standards.

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