District CIO

To bolster Nevada's high-tech education, reform schools

Nevada’s school districts need faster alternative high-tech certification programs, more hiring flexibility and a merit pay system that not only rewards high-performing teachers, but provides significantly higher base salaries to positions that are critical to workforce training.

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Alabama county unveils new fleet of high-tech school buses

Limestone County Schools has unveiled a group of new higher-tech buses with four security cameras, Wi-Fi capability and LED dome lighting as well as air conditioning, staggered seating and graffiti-proof seats.

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School districts are really bad at buying technology

School districts that spend billions of dollars every year on the latest educational technology are using antiquated buying processes that shut out teachers and leave tech companies frustrated, according to a new report by the national nonprofit Digital Promise and the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

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New foundation aims to boost Maryland school's tech initiative

A new community initiative designed to bring the latest technology to Worcester County’s public schools has been launched with a $100,000 donation from Taylor Bank. The Worcester County Education Foundation will be devoted to increasing the technology available to local students.

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FCC chief wants more money for high-speed internet access at schools

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing to raise the annual amount the government spends to wire educational faculties through its E-Rate program to $3.9 billion a year from $2.4 billion.

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Fla. partnership with Learning.com brings digital curriculum to rural districts

The Florida Regional Consortium Program, developed through a partnership with Learning.com and Florida Department of Education, will provide standards-aligned digital content and tools to a large contingent of rural schools at no cost.

IBM unveils new P-TECH playbook

IBM, together with many P-TECH schools and the City University of New York, has introduced a new digital playbook that details a formula that is reinventing high school in the United States and preparing students to enter the workforce with marketable skills that many employers now require.

Shift to digital distribution changes mail room management

District mail rooms used to be hectic. These days, life is much easier for office administrators who must sort the mail. Much of what the U.S. Postal Service did is now sent electronically through email, made available from companies or compiled in “digital backpack” webpages set up by districts.

NSTA Conference on Science Education

March 12-15, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

AASA National Conference on Education

February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.