September 30-October 3, 2014
September 30-October 3, 2014
October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.
KnowledgeNet introduced its new authorized Citrix training. KnowledgeNet's Citrix course catalog includes training for XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer, XenMobile and NetScaler. The company is also offering hands-on instructor-led Citrix training in various cities for the first time.
In Missouri, a group of Normandy school district parents have filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts.
An Asheville City elementary school will began school again very soon as part of a new year-round pilot program. If the pilot program is successful, other Asheville City schools are expected to go to the year-round calendar.
General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council are partnering again to help K12 schools expand their breakfast programs by offering Fuel Up Breakfast Grants. Schools that participate in the National School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program are eligible for the grant program.
At every level short of graduate school, there’s a not-insignificant chance that a successful high-school graduate will out-earn you. None of this suggests that motivated students shouldn’t go to college, especially if they’re committed to finishing. A degree is still a good bet and technology rewards education more than ever.
Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed Senate Bill 656. The bill would have allowed districts to designate teachers or school administrators as "school protection officers." They would be allowed to carry concealed firearms in school buildings and classrooms.
Prime Prep Academy, the Texas charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders, faces closure for improper financial management and not complying with state education code. The Texas Education Agency intends to revoke the open-enrollment charter of Uplift Fort Worth, the parent organization of two Prime Prep campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth.
The federal program that was created in the 1990s to connect schools to the Internet will now spend an additional $2 billion during the next two years to make those connections wireless. The extra money will mainly come from efficiencies within the Federal Communications Commission's E-Rate program.
In Massachusetts, the Springfield Tech Foundry opened its doors to its first class of high school students. The program will train high school students in the soft and technical skills they need to land entry-level jobs in high technology immediately following their year’s worth of training.
VLT Academy, a 600-student charter school in Pendleton, will remain open next year thanks to a judge's ruling. The judge is forcing the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor the school next year, thereby saving it from closure.
October 15-18, 2014
November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.
Rural schools that don’t have the ability to build or maintain a wireless network may have another option that gives students internet access in class and at home. LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a wireless technology that offers fast data download and upload speeds for cell phones and tablets.