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10/15/2014

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

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

The Maryland county plans to spend $9.8 million over the next three years to expand the school security system. By the end of the program, every Baltimore County public school will have a network of surveillance cameras that police can monitor remotely. Every school door would be locked and require an identification card to open.

10/15/2014

A school safety task force will recommend that South Carolina schools practice more safety lockdown drills, have more school resource officers and more school psychologists. The task force will also recommend the creation of a risk and vulnerability assessment team or teams that would check the school safety plans of every school and district.

10/15/2014

Texas' McAllen ISD is implementing myON to provide students with 24/7 access to over 7,000 books. District administrators opted to deploy myON to all 20 elementary and 7 middle school campuses.

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.

10/15/2014

While the majority (93 percent) of elementary, middle and high school students have wireless access to the Internet at home, a recent study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson revealed that connectivity shrinks when they get to school — only 62 percent have wireless access there.

10/15/2014

School Specialty, Inc.'s EPS Literacy and Intervention released its new S.P.I.R.E. Touch Phonics App. Available now on the App Store, the application provides digital manipulatives for phoneme segmentation and word building.

10/15/2014

Public prayer and discussion by and with adults is fine. Reasonable people firm in their faith can tolerate our many differences in such forums, or at least they should. Having our children's faith potentially incorrectly taught by a well-meaning teacher at their public school, however, may be a step too far.

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

A plan to serve alcohol on school grounds has drawn criticism from the community, but Lebanon Community School Corporation is defending the decision. Under new policies that the school board will vote on next week, certain events outside school hours would provide the option through a catering company to bring in beer and wine.

10/15/2014

For the first time in 15 years, Massachusetts education officials probably will not be approving any new independently run charter schools this year, a prospect that is stunning proponents and applicants.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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November 6-8, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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