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2014 AASA & ACSA Women in School Leadership Forum

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

Momentum: FLVS World Symposium

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

2014 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

Penn. launches new blended learning initiative to expand academic access

The Blended Learning Initiative, a collaborative partnership developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Steppingstone Scholars Inc., aims to narrow the achievement gap for underserved populations by preparing a diverse group of high school students for college. The summer program mixes online learning, classroom interaction and mentoring.

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Cleveland opens school focusing on digital arts

Cleveland Municipal School District's new Cleveland High School for the Digital Arts welcomed its first class. A new freshman class will be added each year until it becomes a four-year school. The school, which will hold year-round classes, offers the standard core curriculum in addition to video production, game design and digital music recording.

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Knovation and SAFARI Montage team up to deliver digital content

Knovation inked a technology integration agreement with SAFARI Montage to expand and simplify educator access to curated digital resources. The partnership allows netTrekker and SAFARI Montage users to access more than 360,000 digital learning resources from Knovation through a single, integrated search.

Schools weigh cellphone search ruling

School officials’ right to search students’ cellphones has only become trickier and stickier because of a recent Supreme Court decision making it clear that police officers need a warrant before searching a cellphone. While the ruling applies directly to law enforcement officials, school officials say they believe it may affect them.

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Michigan Tech receives $5 million to reform middle school science education

The Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform program, with a new $5 million, three-year grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, will work to develop a model for middle-school STEM education that will include a new curriculum supported by updated professional development strategies.

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Kaplan EdTech Accelerator and Techstars launch startup program

Kaplan, Inc. and Techstars announced the 12 education technology startups selected to participate in the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, a three-month immersive mentorship and business development program.

STEM alone is not enough

While it is important that society educate women and men in the areas of science and technology, it is also important that we educate people to ask the questions about when to use such knowledge.

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