With funding from the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, the La Cañada USD opened new tech labs at three elementary schools and an iMac lab at La Cañada High School. A combined $330,000 raised in two years helped fund the tech rollout.
Following news that the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation would discontinue disbursing funds, several districts in northern New Mexico must devise a plan to absorb the loss of funds it has depended on for years to supplement their science and information technology programs and to hire IT staff.
A freshman at Texas' Trinity University has started her own camp aimed at getting more San Antonio middle school girls interested in the technology industry. With a grant awarded by the National Center for Women in Information Technology, she founded the Trinity Encouraging Camp for Her (Tech Camp).
Pinellas school board members approved the hiring of William Hunt to lead the district's career, technical and adult education department following the retirement of Executive Director David Barnes. Hunt is currently Orange County's senior director of career and technical education.
Project Tomorrow’s 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators investigates how students and teachers are using technology in school and for learning outside of school. As tech use proliferates, digital equity has risen to the top as a concern for district leaders.
The Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries early college high school, led by Ballston Spa CSD, is expanding on both ends of its program. In addition to starting its first freshman class, the six-year program is collaborating with colleges and local business partners to provide students with work experience and early college studies.
A new six-year Brooklyn, N.Y., high school has been called the future of vocational education in America, receiving praise from mainstream media and even President Barack Obama when he visited the campus in October. Not bad for a school that has yet to graduate a single student.
It’s time to ban “digital” learning. We’ve amplified the virtues, necessity, promise and potential of technology so much that we are perilously close to forgetting what it was all about in the first place: helping teachers to teach and students to learn.
New York science-certified high school teachers will be able to take STEM graduate courses through a joint program run by NASA and Teachers College, Columbia University while working with pharmaceutical company Regeneron. The 10 fellowship recipients will be mentored by Regeneron scientists on projects.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's awards totaling $1.1 million are being given to five clean-energy training programs that will help prepare high school students for post-secondary education and careers in energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced technology.
Mutualink debuted a secure multimedia communications platform to enhance schools’ safety and security by establishing a direct link with police, fire, EMS and other entities in emergency situations. Mutualink K12, designed and licensed exclusively for K12 schools, acts as a gateway for real-time voice, video, data and text communications.
Fuel Education launched a new online curriculum designed for middle school students. Available on a variety of platforms and devices such as the iPad, Chromebook and Android, FuelEd’s Online Courses for Middle School enable teachers to personalize learning for students in an online or blended learning environment.
Many teachers still lack the training needed to use technology effectively in the classroom, according to a new survey. Schools are investing more in devices and blended learning to improve student achievement. To realize the full benefits of these tech tools, school leaders need to prioritize professional development.
Central Union Elementary School District, located on a military base in Lemoore, Calif., is using 21st-century technology in an unexpected place: gym class. Last fall, the district was awarded a three-year Department of Defense Education Activity grant to improve physical education and enhance parent, family and community engagement.
Massachusetts is partnering with Torsh Inc. to use its TALENT solution as part of the state's Department of Early Education and Childcare Peer Assistance and Coaching pilot. The online video-based collaboration and analytics platform will support coaching and professional development for early child care and out-of-school-time education providers.