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Ill. district appoints new career & technology director/administrator

The Board of Education of Township High School District 214, the state's second largest high school district, has appointed Dan Weidner as the district administrator for career and technical education.

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Extron expands advanced configuration software portfolio

Extron introduced Global Configurator Professional, a new configuration software for control systems and applications that range in scope from single projector classrooms to large, elaborate control system designs.

New InFocus projector series delivers content without a PC

Visual communications technology manufacturer InFocus Corporation launched its latest low-cost line of projectors, the IN120a series with 3 models, which can display content without being hooked up to a computer.

Calif. students engaged with interactive 3D stations from zSpace, Inc.

zSpace, Inc. and Los Altos School District announced a pilot program in STEM education that will bring immersive 3D learning stations to students in third through eighth grade. The students will learn about earth, space, physical and life sciences.

Wixie update now includes integration with Gaggle

With this Tech4Learning integration, schools and districts will be able to use single‐sign on to access educational technology products from Wixie and Gaggle.

Apple makes improvements in iOS management tools for education

Apple released a slew of improvements and alterations to make deployments at enormous scales more appealing for education and enterprise customers in charge of purchasing and maintaining iPhones and iPads.

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Pa. school grants will pay for high-tech locks, scanners

Three districts plan to use Pennsylvania school safety grants to buy high-tech door locks that can be programmed to bar even those with access cards from entering at the wrong time. The districts also will install metal detectors as well as new computer software that can scan a driver’s license and do a quick background check on visitors.

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New Jersey county exploring new $48M tech school

The State Department of Education has agreed to pay roughly $48 million dollars to fund a new Cumberland County tech school. But where and how the school will be built is causing a stir in the community.

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Calif. school saves more than $50K in tech budget

One middle school in the Los Angeles USD found a budget-friendly way to give students access to high-quality education technology by purchasing MacBooks and iMacs from Mac to School, a K12 provider of refurbished Apple devices.

Ed tech is poised to go mainstream

Clearly, dictating to digital natives that they “power down” in school is a huge turn-off. Yet many adults express concern that students won’t be able to learn as effectively in classrooms that are fundamentally different from their own experiences.

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