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3/13/2013

3/13/2013
A new science, technology, engineering and mathematics school will be opening in the fall at North Hall High School, Hall County, Ga. In the new STEM wing, walls will be removed and glass walls will be installed. This will allow students to view others working on robotics, metal fabrication and computer technology. There are also plans to provide a feeder program for students in middle school.
3/13/2013
An international research institute is supporting technology programs in middle schools throughout central Virginia. Battelle, a global research and development organization, presented school superintendents with a $43,615 award to launch the new iSTEM program from its facility in the University of Virginia Research Park.
3/13/2013
The Utah Senate passed more than $15 million worth of school technology-related bills on Monday, despite concerns that some of them are geared toward specific vendors and the money might be better spent on other needs.
3/13/2013
Enticed by federal Race to the Top dollars, Massachusetts passed an important education reform law in 2010—but now, with that legislation in place, policymakers seem to lack the appetite for another round of significant change.

3/12/2013

3/12/2013
With no place else to turn for funding, Halifax County School administrators have set their sights on reducing potential staff in order to cut $640,000 from the proposed budget.
3/12/2013
The Prince George’s County Board of Education narrowed the field for a new school superintendent to three candidates.
3/12/2013
The current North Royalton City Schools Superintendent, who announced Feb. 4 that he will retire at the end of the school year, will become the new principal at St. Albert the Great School.
3/12/2013
Evaluating teachers on their students’ performance has elicited much public comment of late. In essence, this view assumes that if students aren’t learning, the fault lies squarely with their teachers.
3/12/2013
Amid some of the most well-orchestrated and well-attended protests from parents and activists in recent history, the School Reform Commission last week voted to close down nearly two-dozen schools and consolidate a dozen others.
3/12/2013
Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago’s 49th ward.
3/12/2013
Last summer, while some of their peers were at home playing video games, 20 Pflugerville ISD students were learning how to design them.
3/12/2013
A program in Boise schools is spreading, and providing students with a better chance at graduating and going on to college.
3/12/2013
The thought is that the city of Memphis will come up with some amount of funding for the consolidated school district once the schools consolidation crosses over into the new fiscal year that starts July 1.
3/12/2013
If you're itching to tell Portland Public Schools about your educational priorities this month, you're in luck.
3/12/2013
As a free tool, SymbalooEDU, will help Spanish educators stay current with technology development in education while also helping them to survive the current budget cuts in Spain.

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