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New York City gets state funding to open a construction-focused P-TECH

The city will receive a slice of $28 million in state aid over the next seven years to open a seventh P-TECH school that will offer training in construction management, civil engineering and architectural technology.

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Pennsylvania district hires new technology director

Philip Vinogradov, an Upper Dublin resident currently employed with the Centennial School District, was hired as director of technology for the Upper Dublin school district.

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Turning schools into storm tracking stations

Science teachers wanting to teach their students about the changing ways of weather could find themselves with an interesting teaching aid this spring. BloomSky plans to give away 10,000 internet-connected weather probes to schools and parks.

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Report praises Mass. technical schools for industry collaboration

The Filling the Skills Gap” report suggests guaranteeing funding, removing administrative barriers to vocational programs. and making vocational schools the most in-demand schools in urban areas. The report also wants the vocational school model made available to cities and towns that do not belong to a regional vocational-technical district.

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$2.8 million grant funds N.Y. college-district tech program

The Dunkirk City School District and Jamestown Community College will share a nearly $2.8 million state grant to develop and implement a new program that will allow students to earn their high school and associate’s degrees.

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To bolster Nevada's high-tech education, reform schools

Nevada’s school districts need faster alternative high-tech certification programs, more hiring flexibility and a merit pay system that not only rewards high-performing teachers, but provides significantly higher base salaries to positions that are critical to workforce training.

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Alabama county unveils new fleet of high-tech school buses

Limestone County Schools has unveiled a group of new higher-tech buses with four security cameras, Wi-Fi capability and LED dome lighting as well as air conditioning, staggered seating and graffiti-proof seats.

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School districts are really bad at buying technology

School districts that spend billions of dollars every year on the latest educational technology are using antiquated buying processes that shut out teachers and leave tech companies frustrated, according to a new report by the national nonprofit Digital Promise and the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

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New foundation aims to boost Maryland school's tech initiative

A new community initiative designed to bring the latest technology to Worcester County’s public schools has been launched with a $100,000 donation from Taylor Bank. The Worcester County Education Foundation will be devoted to increasing the technology available to local students.

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FCC chief wants more money for high-speed internet access at schools

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing to raise the annual amount the government spends to wire educational faculties through its E-Rate program to $3.9 billion a year from $2.4 billion.

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