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Amplify debuts professional development software

Amplify unveiled Professional Learning Maps, a system for personalizing educator professional development. Interactive maps show educators their areas of strength and need. The software then charts a course of online and in-person professional development sessions.

Minnesota will investigate tech group funded by school districts

The state will step in to examine the financial affairs of a school technology group funded by Twin Cities area school districts. A forensic accountant’s audit, ordered by the TIES group because it was losing money, revealed widespread spending irregularities and lack of documentation.

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More states make computer science count

In 2020, there will be 1.4 million computing jobs available in the United States and only 400,000 computer science students in the education pipeline. But the number of students may slowly be increasing, as 25 states now count computer science courses toward high school graduation requirements, compared to 11 states in 2013.

California district appoints new tech administrator

The Santa Monica-Malibu USD Board of Education named Bertha Roman as the new director of educational technology for 2014-2015. She has been part of the district's Educational Services team as a teacher on special assignment for education technology for the past six years.

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2015 NCTM Research Conference

April 13-15, 2015
Boston, Mass.

NSBA Annual Conference and Exposition

March 21-23, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

70th Annual ASCD Conference & Exhibit Show

March 21-23, 2015
Houston, Texas

COSN 2015: Enabling Your Digital Leap

March 16-19, 2015
Atlanta, Ga.

NSTA Conference on Science Education

March 12-15, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

AASA National Conference on Education

February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.