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$6 million high school digital arts center opens in San Lorenzo, Calif.

Students will soon be able to film movies and produce TV shows in a new digital arts studio with a 3,100-square-foot sound stage, a control room, an editing suite, a voice-over room and a TV studio complete with several cameras and a teleprompter.

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Western Wisconsin conference focuses on teaching with technology

Responding to requests from area educators, organizers decided to change the form of this year’s 108th annual Western Wisconsin Education Conference to focus completely on technology training.

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App creates cyber bullying concerns in Kansas district

A new social media messaging app is creating a cyber bullying problem in high schools across the nation after students in Mobile, Ala., were arrested on suspicion of making terroristic threats on the app YikYak.

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A push to boost computer science learning, even at an early age

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.

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Inventor inspires innovation at Ohio STEM school

Jim Wynne, inventor of Lasik, visited STEM middle and high schools in Akron as part of a series of guest speakers who inspire students to cultivate creativity as they study to become scientists and engineers, and hopefully innovators.

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MOUSE and Solar One launch "green" program for youth leaders

GreenTECH, funded by a three-year, $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation to Solar One, MOUSE, and the NYU Wallerstein Collaborative, is focused on STEM skills, environmental sustainability and green technology.

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Tenn. County brings tech ed to high schools

The Jackson Chamber of Commerce and Jackson-Madison County Schools partnered with local businesses to use Treehouse's software to offer computer programming education to local high school students.

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Chevron donates $260K to two California schools for STEM

Chevron celebrates National Engineers Week by giving back through a partnership with the Bakersfield City and Rosedale Union districts to help advance STEM education.

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New Mexico board approves tax hike for tech upgrades

The Santa Fe school board voted to approve a $55 million, five-year plan for technology upgrades at all schools in the district, and then voted to fund that plan by raising property taxes to generate about $11 million a year over the next five years.

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Fla. district taps Promethean to provide interactive boards and training

Miami-Dade County has selected Promethean as the exclusive supplier of interactive boards for over 10,000 classrooms with its new ActivBoard Touch systems as well as an 18-month professional development program for educators.

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