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Students travel the world with a computer and projector

Students from around the world have been traveling virtually to the White House, the Antarctic and the International Space Station thanks to a Google+ program that helps classrooms confined by budget cuts explore the world outside of school.

Core capacity: Going beyond required tech upgrades

Implementing technology upgrades required for Common Core assessments can be more opportunity than burden for districts seeking the most academic achievement from their IT spending.

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

2014 AAAS Annual Meeting

February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

K12 restructures exec suite, launches new company

K12 CEO Ron Packard has stepped down from his position to head another company that K12 is launching in conjunction with an outside investor group led by Safanad Ltd. K12 chairman Nate Davis will take on the role of CEO in Packard's stead. The new company, to be headed by Packard, will focus on technology-based learning programs through management and expansion of several existing early-stage businesses, the company said.

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First graders learn hands on about robotic medical technology

Rosalie Rucker’s students may only be half-way through the first grade, but they’re no strangers to STEM careers. Recently, Rucker’s “Little Engineers” took a field trip from Whitman Elementary School in Turnersville, N.J., to Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township for a look at how robotic technologies help save lives every day.

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Former Chicago tech director lands county job despite investigation

A former Chicago Public Schools tech director, Prasad Nettem, who resigned after being accused of shaking down a subcontractor for a $2,000 bribe, has landed on his feet. He now works for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle’s office, making $145,000 a year.

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