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Tinkerine announces online 3D printing course initiative

Developed in partnership with Ready Labs Inc., Tinkerine Studios Ltd.'s Tinkerine U platform delivers online 3D printing educational content for STEAM courses with a curriculum to introduce students to designing, prototyping and manufacturing with 3D printing technology.

South Carolina school protects teachers with wireless panic buttons

School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties will pilot the Tattletale Panic System at one of its elementary schools. Distributed nationally by Argus Agents Inc., Tattletale Portable Alarm System is a portable and cellular wireless panic button system designed specifically to protect schools.

New kindergarten math app presented by MakeData

MakeData LLC announced the launch of Papermals Pre-K for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Available in English and Spanish, the app is a kindergarten primer for ages four through six that uses highly interactive animations to help children learn math.

Florida district takes step toward districtwide tech upgrades

The Duval school board took the first step toward a multimillion-dollar effort to boost technology in schools across the district. A resolution was approved to issue a federal no-interest bond to complete hardware upgrades at 41 high-need schools to improve the district’s lacking technological infrastructure.

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Fighting the classroom tech war in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District decision to enable its schools to choose between Apple, Microsoft and Google-based devices for all of their students is a billion-dollar proposition. U.S. schools are a $13 billion global battlefield for makers of educational technology. Competition is coming on fast as schools are likely to want computers in everyone’s hands.

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$1 million gift brings centralized tech-ed center closer to reality

A centralized technical education center that would serve high school students and adults in Southeast Kansas took a step closer to reality this week with the gift of $1 million by the Bicknell Foundation. The center will bring together technical education offerings by Fort Scott Community College in cooperation with the five school districts in Crawford County.

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New tech school breaks ground in South Carolina

The Richland Two Institute of Innovation, a new technical school in Sandhill, S.C., will be housed in a 180,000-square-foot building on a 32-acre site at a cost of approximately $40 million. It will include a professional development center, student learning labs and a partner space for businesses and educational institutions.

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ALAS Education Summit

October 15–18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

Ohio tech center hires David Peltz as supervisor

David Peltz has been named as supervisor of electives and business and information technology programs at Miami Valley Career Tech Center. He currently serves with Ohio's Greenville City School District as the director of its Career Technical Education Center and several other programs.

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Google smartly reaches out to girls

Exposing young girls to computer science may or may not set them up for careers in high tech. But Google’s financial commitment to Made with Code is a reassuring step toward developing a solid pipeline of women in high-tech careers.

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