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5/14/2015

5/14/2015

Although the two are on opposite sides in next week's Los Angeles school board elections, both the charter-school backers and the teachers union view the school district's ill-fated and expensive effort to provide iPads to all students as key to victory.

5/14/2015

State lawmakers say they have heard the opposition against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut state funding for public schools by $150 a student. And they plan to put the money back in the budget through two different channels of funding.

5/14/2015

Pulaski County Special School District voters defeated a proposed 5.6-mill property-tax increase to finance a $221 million school construction plan and help end federal court supervision of the district's desegregation efforts.

5/14/2015

San Bernardino County - with more than 400,000 students - has integrated security and endpoint systems management solutions from Dell, including Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive Firewalls, Dell KACE Systems Management Appliances and Dell PowerEdge blade servers.

5/14/2015

The Assembly Education Committee rejected Republican legislation that would have repealed a highly controversial limit on local school district budget reserves that was enacted last year.

5/14/2015

A successful career does not a great teacher make, and it’s reasonable to require professional development work for those without traditional college qualifications. But rather than ruling them categorically unqualified, if they can’t cut it as teachers, allow them to be fired, as would happen in any other profession.

5/14/2015

Swivl Robot can be used in conjunction with educators' mobile devices to capture classroom videos of their instructional practices, which can then be uploaded to the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform to receive feedback and share best practices.

5/13/2015

5/13/2015

Racine USD officials have painted a picture of a future school district where students start high school heading down a STEAM career path. With up to 12 pathways, students could earn college credits or industry certifications in automotive technology, manufacturing, construction, business/marketing, health care, engineering, IT, culinary arts and fine arts.

5/13/2015

Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers will launch career academies in four Detroit schools to help train 1,400 students in the engineering, manufacturing and IT fields. The academy students attend their regular high school but spend most of their day focused on hands-on projects related to their future STEM jobs.

5/13/2015

Tech companies are investing in initiatives to help diversify the industry. But "math misplacement" is a primary barrier that restricts the number of African-American and Latino students pursuing STEM careers. It occurs when students are held back in math even though objective measures such as grades and test scores indicate they should advance to the next course.

5/13/2015

Federal approval was recently granted to the state’s plan to distribute $15.6 million in unspent Race to the Top funds to school districts for technology equipment purchases and regional technology infrastructure upgrades. Funds will be allocated on a per-pupil basis.

5/13/2015

The New Mexico school district's board passed a measure that will continue a renewable $11 million annual property tax levy to pay for computer equipment and other technology improvements in the schools.

5/13/2015

Rather than proving that education technology programs are hopeless, LAUSD's troubled rollout may have provided other districts and tech providers with an unfortunate blueprint of what not to do. Instead of getting caught up in the technology frenzy, districts should fully think through why the technology is important in the first place.

5/13/2015

There are six data security questions a director of technology should consider when integrating with an online student enrollment and registration system. As educational institutions move away from paper and towards solutions that house students’ data online, that data must remain secure and uncompromised.

5/13/2015

Harford County Public Schools has launched a "bring your own technology" initiative in light of what the school administration is calling a dire lag in classroom technology available to students. Students were asked to bring their own devices and sources of internet access.

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