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New film inspires youth to find passion in STEM education

To inspire youth about the benefits of STEM and elevate career opportunities in the life science industry, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation and Lybba released the film "I Am A Scientist." The film details how STEM education can expand career paths.

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Kindle Fire adds education features to Kindle FreeTime

Thousands of new educational books, apps, games and videos are coming to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, including Common Core Standard-aligned books, educational apps from developers like BrainPOP and Agnitus, and movies and TV shows from Sesame Street, PBS, Reading Rainbow and more.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

2014 AAAS Annual Meeting

February 13, 2014

Chicago, Ill.

Massachusetts' Keefe Tech adopts BYOD

Keefe Technical School in Framingham, Mass., is adopting a bring-your-own approach in its progress toward an eventual 1-to-1 computing model, Superintendent James Lynch told the district’s school board recently. So far, it is not mandatory that students bring a laptop to school, although administrators will likely revisit the issue a year from now to see how many are doing it voluntarily.

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Belk awards $150,000 in tech grants to Charlotte, N.C.-area schools

Belk Inc. has awarded $150,000 to eight Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as part of its “Rocking the Belk Bowl” contest. The competition offered Charlotte-area schools an opportunity to win tech grants by creating and displaying educational and Belk Bowl-themed designs on school rocks or bulletin boards.

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Wisconsin governor signs two bills boosting tech education

Supporting technical education and encouraging young people to consider careers in manufacturing are an important part of improving Wisconsin's economy. To facilitate that goal, Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills into law that aim to bolster technical education.

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Clarksville, Ky., tech school to open in August

Part of the former Value City Department Store that closed five years ago in Clarksville, Ky., is being renovated for a New Tech Network school that officials plan to open in August for up to 100 freshmen.

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