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11/21/2012

11/21/2012

By the spring, all Lafayette Parish School System high schools and middle schools could have more wireless access points to make it easier for teachers to incorporate more e-learning into the classroom, said LaShona Dickerson, the district’s instructional technology director.

11/21/2012

No charges will be filed against two Morrow County elementary-school principals and one teacher who had been under investigation for failing to report sexual misconduct at the school, the Morrow County prosecutor said yesterday.

11/21/2012

Nysire Lawrimore moved his finger across an iPad to animate one of the cartoon stars of his latest school video.

11/21/2012

State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Nov. 20 that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.

11/21/2012

Vista Magnet Middle School recently became the first Vista Unified School District campus to surpass 900 out of 1,000 on state assessments.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

Kevin Moorhead fires up the computer for his honors investing class at Champlin Park High School. He has a powerpoint ready to go as students filter in and grab their laptops.

11/20/2012

Without more funding for technology, Muhlenberg School District probably won't be able keep its computer systems up to date, administrators told school board members Wednesday.

11/20/2012

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce young adult unemployment.

11/20/2012

This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities from across the nation. This study provides unique details on what state leaders are doing to leverage federal, state and local education programs.

11/20/2012

Forget about humdrum “voc.” classes.

11/20/2012

More technology in the classroom is the most common request Grants Management and Professional Development Director Joseph Reyda receives from teachers. New state teaching standards make accessible technology more important than ever.

11/20/2012

South Madison and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools have each received $30,000 technology planning grants from the Indiana Department of Education's eLearning office.

11/20/2012

Superintendent Deasy wants to give each L.A. Unified student a high-tech device. That would mean 700,000 pieces of digital equipment costing about $450 million, not counting more than $200 million (and possibly double that) to update the campus' wireless Internet service. But his plan needs work.

Deasy's request for a first-phase infusion of $17.4 million in school bond money fell short by one vote.The vote was only advisory, and the school board could still approve the expenditure, but for now Deasy's office says he has no plans to bring it up again, and that's a good idea.

11/20/2012

It may not be long until it becomes common to hear teachers start a lesson by asking students to pull out their cellphones.

As schools try to add more technology during a time when they are receiving less funding, many will begin to consider allowing students to use devices they already own. That will include cell phones and electronic tablets like iPads.

11/20/2012

The Petoskey (Mich.) school board voted unanimously to purchase Microsoft Office productivity software from CDW. It will be installed on 450 computer workstations acquired earlier this fall.

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