New school technology is a challenge we must address

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The issue of where public school systems should be going with education technology is a hot topic these days. While the outcome for school systems is hard to predict, there are real world lessons that school officials and public education funding bodies can learn from.

The issue isn’t if advanced school technology will be adopted, but when, and how far behind might students and the workforce find themselves before it is done.A good place to begin would be recent news that the Tennessee Board of Regents will spend $35 million to build a 154,000-square-foot high-tech training facility on 22 acres near the Nissan facility in Smyrna. The new training center is expected to be up and running by Jan. 1, 2015.

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