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NASSP Conference: Ignite ‘15

February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

NSTA Conference on Science Education

December 4-6, 2014
Long Beach, Calif.

29th AESA Annual Conference

December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

94th NCSS Annual Conference

November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

Providing technology to students proves valuable to us all

Somewhere in the election year skirmishes over the Idaho Education Network, something is getting lost. What we've forgotten is that Idaho took an important step six years ago, and Idaho students are reaping the benefits today. Now is not the time to go backward legislatively when it comes to technology in schools.

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Nonprofit launches two public school tech programs

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship has started two new technology and entrepreneurship programs in five U.S. communities. In the Startup Tech program, students will learn to create apps, computer code and an internet-based business plan.

Bethlehem schools face multimillion-dollar wireless upgrades

Bethlehem Area School District's wireless capacity is so unreliable that many teachers now shy away from developing lesson plans that depend on Internet access for the more than 14,000 students in the district. A $2.2 million upgrade to the district's wireless infrastructure is being proposed.

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itslearning's platform selected by several districts and schools

Cleveland's Urban Community School, Michigan's Fraser Public Schools, and California's Escondido Charter School and Rosedale USD are the latest to sign up for itslearning's cloud-based learning management system.

The challenge of teaching science in rural America

Rural schools face different problems than urban schools when it comes to improving their STEM instruction. Administrators from a consortium of rural communities have found new ways to make STEM classes better for teachers and students, including seeking grants for additional infrastructure and partnering with local businesses.

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D.C. district expands STEM curriculum through Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has offered a multi-million dollar, multi-year grant to District of Columbia Public Schools to support the expansion of college and career-focused STEM programs through Project Lead The Way.