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10/15/2014

10/15/2014

City education officials are currently creating a policy that would enact sanctions against using a phone in order to cheat during tests. This new policy would officially allow students to bring their phones to school but have them put away during class.

10/15/2014

Yosemite High School added a green technology and energy conservation course this fall. Among the topics students will study are water conservation and indoor air quality. Part of the curriculum model calls for students to network with industry professionals on projects such as a solar array installation.

10/15/2014

LAUSD's student information system, which has cost more than $130 million, made its debut this semester and promptly overloaded the district's database servers, requiring an emergency re-engineering, and causing numerous scheduling, attendance, grade and other issues. A quick fix to the problems plaguing LAUSD's system is unlikely.

10/15/2014

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School has appointed Sheila M. Harrity as the new superintendent-director of Monty Tech. She has been serving as principal of Worcester Technical High School since 2006.

10/15/2014

A growing number of educators in Wyoming are logging on to Twitter to find inspiration in their classrooms and to connect with teachers across the region. With long drives and bad weather separating colleagues, teachers say Wyoming is poised to benefit from the online connection.

10/15/2014

Students following a project-based, inquiry curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards outperformed their peers who received traditional instruction, according to a National Science Foundation study. The new curriculum also can help close the learning gaps among minority students in STEM courses and level the field between girls and boys.

10/15/2014

Norwin High School students who are interested in learning a skilled trade or getting technical training now can do so during their freshman year. The school district is now allowing ninth graders to attend the Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in New Stanton, giving enthusiastic students a head start.

10/15/2014

In its third public symposium since Gov. Andrew Cuomo assembled a commission to advise how to best invest a proposed $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, Smart Schools Commission members called for faster and more widespread broadband services for all state schools.

10/15/2014

Sioux Falls’ public technical school is exploring a new law that might eventually allow it to operate independent of its local 23,000-student Sioux Falls School District. Southeast Technical Institute officials say self-governance makes sense, giving the school more decision-making clout that could lead to more funding, more students and better programing.

10/15/2014

Net Texts’ educational materials and apps are now available to students and educators on iPhone, Android phones and Chrome. Teachers can find, build and customize multimedia courses from a library of more than 1,000 free Net Texts-curated courses and 21,000 free course materials from other providers.

10/15/2014

School Improvement Network and Swivl have partnered on a robotic accessory that lets educators capture and share lessons. The device uses an app- and cloud-connected hosting appliance to turn a mobile device into a lecture and presentation capture tool.

10/15/2014

El Paso ISD and CK-12 Foundation are collaborating on replacing paper textbooks with digital textbooks called FlexBooks. These are standards-aligned, fully-customized digital flexbooks built using the CK-12 platform. The change will start with select high school science classes, with more school subjects to follow.

10/15/2014

The Greencastle-Antrim School board approved the creation of two additional technology support positions. The new positions, an infrastructure engineer and a desktop technician, would be added into an existing five-year contract with Questeq, the company to which district technology is outsourced.

10/15/2014

October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

10/15/2014

After piloting the Lexia Reading Core5 program in six schools, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District has expanded the program to include all of its 17 elementary schools. Palm Springs USD has implemented the program as an essential part of their literacy curriculum. Colton Joint USD and Newport Mesa USD have expanded usage to 24 and 18 additional schools, respectively.

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