Industry News

5/29/2013

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June 23-26, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

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The deadly tornado that swept through Moore, Okla., and flattened or severely damaged two elementary schools last week, hit especially close to home for the Lake Local School District.

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The Clay County school system is beginning the 2013-14 budget process facing a projected $7.5 million loss of state revenue because of a drop in enrollment.

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Yollis, who has been teaching for 26 years, was one of hundreds of deserving teachers nominated for the contest, but her focus on opening the classroom beyond the four walls through blogging made her contributions to education unique. As word about her winning spread, her class blog quickly filled with congratulatory notes.

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Edgenuity’s PD teams are comprised of masters-level educators who average 15 years of teaching experience complemented by extensive technical knowledge.

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Don Markese, currently the director of technology at Freehold Regional High School in Englishtown, N.J., was appointed as the new supervisor of technology at the Caldwell-West Caldwell (N.J.) school district. Markese’ one-year contract will begin on July 1 and he will make $110,000.

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It's one thing to say tech geniuses don't need degrees. After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of college. But now we've got David Karp, who doesn't even have a high school diploma. Karp, 26, founded Tumblr, the online blogging forum, and sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.

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Ninety Apple computers are planned for computer/testing labs at two high schools in the Crookston (Minn.) school district. The computers are being purchased thanks to income received through a million-dollar annual tax levy, from which the board is investing as much as $200,000 in technology upgrades.

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Based on interviews and research, the ideas in this white paper build upon lessons learned in analyzing information systems developed by competency education innovators, including best practices of systemic approaches to information management and emerging opportunities.

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This white paper is designed to help teachers design and support technology-rich learning environments. It shows how combining coaching with information on communities of learning can create an effective professional development model and develop the technology skills necessary to improve student learning.

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Seven Lakes High School has one of the most prestigious theatre programs in the Houston, Texas region, while its Performing Arts Center (PAC) plays host to several school and out-of-house productions each year. The school recently purchased a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Performer 3 digital console for its educational theatre performances and technical theatre classes.

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The new resources address nationwide curriculum gaps in digital media and bolster the service’s offerings in math, science, English/language arts, social studies and the arts.

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It’s serious allegation, made by health care professionals: Many schools in the Chicago area are not obeying one Illinois law, and that could be putting some students in jeopardy.

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While the numbers of transgender students are relatively small, increasingly, schools are having to figure out how to accommodate them, some more successfully than others.

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Contract negotiations between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and its teachers union have yet to start, but the campaign to win the hearts and minds of the city’s residents has been in full swing for weeks. For both sides, the stakes could not be higher.

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