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Several K12 tech organizations named 2014 Google RISE recipients

This year, the Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards, which provide funding to organizations around the world that engage girls and underrepresented students in extracurricular computer science programs, are providing $1.5 million to 42 organizations in 19 countries.

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N.Y. schools, researchers compete for federal grant to fund STEM

Capital Region BOCES is seeking $3.4 million over four-and-a-half years from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer more science, technology, engineering and math programs for local students.

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100,000 Windows 8 devices to be rolled out in Miami-Dade by 2015

Miami-Dade County Public Schools teamed up with Microsoft as part of the district’s 1-to-1 device initiative, which seeks to give students the technology they need to succeed in school and the workplace.

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Ohio Blended Learning Network names chairman

Mentor, Ohio schools Superintendent Matt Miller is the new chairman of the Ohio Blended Learning Network. The group was formed this past fall as part of Gov. John Kasich’s Straight A Fund, which offers a grant program based on the concept of blended learning.

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Paige: Digital classrooms are reshaping education

“Mark my words: Education technology is no novelty. Technology's reshaping of education is happening now, and further change is inevitable,” states Rod Paige, a former U.S. Education secretary and Houston Independent School District superintendent.

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For education entrepreneurs, innovation yields high returns

Few sectors are more desperate for new ideas than the $600 billion system of K12 public education. Despite a surge in education entrepreneurship over the last several decades, for-profit education ventures have received far lower levels of investment than other industries.

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10 major technology trends in education

According to the latest data from the 2013 Speak Up Survey, video as a tool for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point;" and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the internet at home.

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South Dakota district vo-tech center gets $2 million boost

The Aberdeen Public School District has been awarded a $2 million Governor’s Grant for Career and Technical Education, one of a dozen districts statewide receiving a total of over $8.5 million. The grant will pay for a considerable portion of a new vocational and technical education center.

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Largest N.Y. charter seeks 41 percent enrollment increase

The Charter School for Applied Technologies in Tonawanda, N.Y., has requested an amendment to its charter from the state Education Department to increase its enrollment quota to 2,365 from 1,675 over the course of three years.

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Philadelphia technical education students tackle real-life problems

The Philadelphia School District, as part of its five-year strategic plan to almost double the number of students in career and technical education (CTE), is undertaking an expansion of its CTE programs at neighborhood high schools like South Philadelphia.

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